Fred Cantor ’71 was a member of 2 Staples state championship teams. He played soccer at Yale; earned a law degree; was a player agent (and worked with Johan Cruyff), and even produced a play and documentary film on the Remains, the Westport band that toured with the Beatles.
As proved by his book, The Autumn of Their Lives, he’s never lost his passion for Staples soccer. Soon the Wreckers will benefit from his latest project: a song on iTunes that he hopes will become the Seattle Sounders’ theme song. (Think Liverpool and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”)
“We’re Givin’ It All We’ve Got” was recorded by Staples junior Amanda Horowitz (currently starring in Staples Players’ production of “A Chorus Line.”
Fred wrote the lyrics. The music was written by guitarist Charlie Karp — a Staples classmate of Fred’s (and Staples head coach Dan Woog), who at the age of 16 left school to record “Them Changes” with the legendary Buddy Miles. Charlie toured internationally with them (and was an opening act for Jimi Hendrix.)
Fred’s song is designed, in part, to be a sports anthem to be played at stadiums and arenas. He incorporated the Sounders scarf into the cover art because he admires the MLS team’s accomplishments, in terms of building fan support and a strong club environment.
Fred sees parallels between the Sounders approach to team-building, and Staples.