March 31, 1968 program
courtesy Donald Lewis Janner
The Oakland Clippers were a professional soccer team that played in the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) and in 1967 they won the league championship. The next year they joined the North American Soccer League (NASL). In 1969, they became the California Clippers and played an independent schedule. 1

Their opponents in 1968 included Santos F.C. of Brazil, the team of soccer legend Pelé. Santos F.C. beat the Clippers, 3-1, but said they were the best team they'd faced on their U.S. trip. 2

Links and References

logo public domain via Wikipedia

  1. Oakland Clippers on Wikipedia
  2. NASL-Oakland Clippers (lots of newspaper clippings)