In 1959-60, United won promotion after twenty-seven undistinguished seasons in the Second Division but this time they consolidated. During this period they wore predominantly all-white kits. In the mid-1960s United played as the Dallas Tornadoes in the North American Soccer League (NASL) during the close season wearing "Columbia blue and burnt orange." In 1969 they adopted orange in the Scottish League but as blue was worn by their rivals Dundee FC, black was substituted instead.
scottish wrote:No, they played AS the Dallas Tornadoes in the NASL International Cup. Several British sides took part in the tournament with each representing a US City. Kilmarnock were the St Louis Stars. A good trick question is when did Wolves become Spurs? In this competition they were Kansas City Spurs. West Ham were Baltimore Bays and Aston Villa were Atlanta Chiefs. Oddly enough Killie's 'home' game v West Ham/Baltimore was in Seattle.
Snuff wrote:Leatherstocking - No Forrest, your memory is not failing, Rangers did indeed have a change strip of white shirts, with red and blue hoops and blue satin shorts for a spell in the 1960s - just before they went to the blue and white vertical butcher's stripes. They memorably wore the strip you mentioned in beating Wolves in the semi-final of the Cup-Winners Cup. There was a variant with white shorts with red and blue side stripes and white stockings with red and blue bands at the top - a very nice strip I thought at the time.
LEATHERSTOCKING wrote: Haven`t Albion Rovers gone through quite drastic colour changes over the last forty odd years? Didn`t they wear blue, then yellow and now red? Partick Thistle wore blue when they won the Cup in 1921 but soon changed to West of Scotland colours of red & yellow hoops. Anyone know why? Scotland wear dark blue, Falkirk`s is navy - the difference is quite obvious.
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