In 1972, founder of Pro Soccer, Mike Tatikian, at the age of 20 was stepping into his first professional game against the best soccer players in Lebanon. Young, quick, strong and zealous, Mike made it a point to be the best soccer player in the league. Unfortunately, 3 years later Lebanon was going through a civil war and Mike and his wife decided to pack up and leave for Los Angeles, CA in 1975. The bold move to move to Southern California combined with his passion for soccer led Mike to eventually open his first store in 1991.
Mike decided to devote his extra time coaching his kids in soccer and helping them learn the meaning of team sports.
In 1991, Mike decided to put his LIFE SAVINGS into a soccer store in Pasadena, CA (located on the famous street Colorado Blvd). Within months, Pro Soccer established itself as a household name, delivering high performance soccer gear to the local community.
At the time, stores like Big 5 and Sports Chalet were not selling any soccer gear, but sooner or later, every sporting good store was about to sell soccer gear.
1995 ProSoccer.com is launched
1996 Major League Soccer Starts Its 1st Season
1999 US Women’s National Team Wins The 1999 Women’s World Cup