North American Soccer League


The North American Soccer League was by far the most successful professional soccer league in United States History, also expanding into Canada. A thorough and comprehensive history of the league, including final tables has been created by David Whitney (dwhitney@cs.stanford.edu) for Mark Wheeler's Soccer WWW Homepage. This document expands on David's final tables by including the playoff results, as well as the NASL Indoor season results from 1980-1984. The rest of the document is derived largely from David's WWW page, which is derived from Colin Jose's "NASL: A Complete Record of the North American Soccer League". Many thanks to Herb L. Arn (herba@cadvision.com) for providing complete playoff game scores, and Kenn Tonasch (Kenn@kenn.com) for the 1981-82 indoor standings.

Two rival leagues started in 1967, the FIFA-Sponsored United Soccer Association and the renegade National Professional Soccer League. In 1968, they merged to form the North American Soccer League. During the late 1970's and early 1980's, the glory years of the league, team attendance was very high for the successful clubs, and the top clubs drew as well as many top clubs throughout Europe. One year the Cosmos averaged over 48,000 fans per game! However, overspending on international stars (particularly by the Cosmos) drove many teams into bankruptcy, and as the league shrank, so did fan interest, partly because of the league to promote the development of American-born stars to build up stronger fan identification.

Most statistics were compiled from Colin Jose's NASL: A Complete Record Of The North American Soccer League. Jose's book is a must for NASL fans: 350 fact-filled pages, including the result, scorers and team line-ups of every NASL game ever played from 1970 onwards! Regular-season tables, playoff results, team logos plus lots of photos and a complete alphabetical listing of all the players who have played in the NASL are also included. You can order it from: Soccer Learning Systems, PO Box 277, San Ramon, CA 94583. 800/762-2376. Item # 1095. $29.95 352 p. Hardcover


Team Standings and Playoff Results

Scoring systems:

USA 1967:        2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw  0 points for a loss.

NPSL (1967):     6 points for a win, 3 points for a tie, 0 points for a loss, 
                 1 point for up to three goals scored per game.

NASL (1968-74):  6 points for a win, 3 points for a tie, 0 points for a loss
                 1 point for up to three goals scored per game.

NASL (1975-84):  6 points for a win, 1 point for a shootout win, 
                 0 points for a shootout loss. 
                 1 point for each goal, up to three goals scored per game.




                                  1967

                      United Soccer Association (USA)

NB: teams were actually European clubs which represented US cities.
    For complete results, please check the detailed file 1967.

                           G    W   T   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
     	Eastern Division
Washington Whips           12   5   5   2   19  11   15  .625   7,800
Cleveland Stokers          12   5   4   3   19  13   14  .583   6,567
Toronto City               12   4   5   3   23  17   13  .541   6,923
Detroit Cougars            12   3   6   3   11  18   12  .500   5,708
New York Skyliners         12   2   6   4   15  17   10  .416   8,766
Boston Rovers              12   2   3   7   12  26    7  .291   4,171

     	Western Division
Los Angeles Wolves         12   5   5   2   21  14   15  .625   7,773
San Francisco Gales        12   5   3   4   25  19   13  .541   5,422
Chicago Mustangs           12   3   7   2   20  14   13  .541   4,207
Houston Stars              12   4   4   4   19  18   12  .500  19,799
Vancouver Royal Canadians  12   3   5   4   20  28   11  .458   7,019
Dallas Tornado             12   3   3   6   14  23    9  .375   4,171

CHAMPIONSHIP: Los Angeles defeated Washington 6-5 (SD-OT)

After the season, Toronto and New York folded, and San Francisco was
absorbed by Vancouver, and the League merged with the NPSL to form the NASL.


                  National Professional Soccer League (NPSL)

                           G    W   T   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
     	Eastern Division
Baltimore Bays             32  14   9   9   53  47  162  .578   5,838
Philadelphia Spartans      32  14   9   9   53  43  157  .578   5,261
New York Generals          32  11   8  13   60  58  143  .468   4,234
Atlanta Chiefs             31  10   9  12   51  46  135  .467   6,961
Pittsburgh Phantoms        31  10   7  14   59  74  132  .435   3,122

     	Western Division
Oakland Clippers           32  19   5   8   64  34  185  .671   4,955
St.Louis Stars             32  14   7  11   54  57  156  .546   7,613
Chicago Spurs              32  10  11  11   50  55  142  .484   2,619
Toronto Falcons            32  10   5  17   59  70  127  .390   3,792
Los Angeles Toros          32   7  10  15   42  61  114  .375   3,595

CHAMPIONSHIP  Oakland defeated Baltimore 0-1 and 4-1

After the season, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh folded.  Chicago moved to 
Kansas City, and Los Angeles moved to San Diego, and the league merged 
with the USA to form the NASL.


                                       1968

                      North American Soccer League  (NASL)

Before the season, Boston changed their nickname to the Beacons, Atlanta 
changed their nickname to the Apollos, and Vancouver became the Royals.

                           G    W   T   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
     	Atlantic Division
Atlanta Chiefs             31  18   6   7   50  32  174  .677   5,794
Washington Whips           32  15   7  10   50  32  167  .578   6,840
New York Generals          32  12  12   8   62  54  164  .562   5,605
Baltimore Bays             32  13   3  16   42  43  128  .453   4,628
Boston Beacons             32   9   6  17   51  69  121  .375   4,004

     	Lakes Division
Cleveland Stokers          32  14  11   7   62  44  175  .609   4,305
Chicago Mustangs           32  13   9  10   68  68  164  .546   2,463
Toronto Falcons            32  13   6  13   55  69  144  .500   5,336
Detroit Cougars            31   6   4  21   65  40   88  .258   4,266

     	Gulf Division
Kansas City Spurs          32  16   5  11   61  43  158  .578   8,510
Houston Stars              32  14   6  12   58  41  150  .531   3,246
St.Louis Stars             32  12   6  14   47  59  130  .468   5,388
Dallas Tornado             32   2   4  26   28 109   52  .125   2,927

     	Pacific Division
San Diego Toros            32  18   6   8   65  38  186  .656   4,245
Oakland Clippers           32  18   6   8   71  38  185  .656   3,700
Los Angeles Wolves         32  11   8  13   55  52  139  .468   2,441
Vancouver Royals           32  12   5  15   51  60  136  .453   6,197

Playoffs:       Atlanta defeated Cleveland 1-1, 2-1 (OT)
                San Diego defeated Kansas City 1-1, 1-0 (OT)
CHAMPIONSHIP:   Atlanta defeated San Diego 0-0, 3-0

After the season, Washington, New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago,
Toronto, Detroit, Houston, San Diego, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Vancouver
folded.

                                 1969

                           G    W   T   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
Kansas City Spurs          16  10   4   2   53  28  110  .750   4,273
Atlanta Chiefs             16  11   3   2   46  20  109  .781   3,371
Dallas Tornado             16   8   2   6   32  31   82  .562   2,923
St.Louis Stars             16   3   2  11   24  47   47  .250   2,274
Baltimore Bays             16   2   1  13   27  56   42  .156   1,601

CHAMPION: Kansas City (no playoffs)

                              International Cup

                            G    W   T   L   GF  GA  PTS
Kansas City Spurs           8   6   2   0    25  13  57
Baltimore Bays              8   5   2   1    23  13  52
Dallas Tornado              8   2   4   2    13  22  31
Atlanta Chiefs              8   2   4   2    10  16  28
St. Louis Stars             8   2   5   1    11  18  26

NASL InterInternational Cup:  Kansas City Spurs (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

After the season, Baltimore folded.


                                    1970

Before the season, Rochester and Washington were added from the ASL II.

                           G    W   T   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      Northern Division
Rochester Lancers          24   9   6   9   41  45  111  .500   4,506
Kansas City Spurs          24   8   6  10   42  44  100  .458   2,398
St.Louis Stars             24   5   2  17   26  71   60  .250   2,745

      Southern Division
Washington Darts           24  14   4   6   52  29  137  .666   3,894
Atlanta Chiefs             24  11   5   8   53  33  123  .562   3,002
Dallas Tornado             24   8   4  12   39  39   92  .416   2,228

CHAMPIONSHIP: Rochester defeated Washington 3-0,3-1

After the season, Kansas City folded.


                                 1971

Before the season, New York, Toronto and Montreal were added.

                           G    W   T   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      Northern Division
Rochester Lancers          24  13   6   5   48  31  141  .666   5,871
New York Cosmos            24   9   5  10   51  55  117  .479   4,517
Toronto Metros             24   5   9  10   32  47   89  .395   5,993
Montreal Olympique         24   4   5  15   29  59   65  .270   2,440

      Southern Division
Atlanta Chiefs             24  12   5   7   35  29  120  .604   4,275
Dallas Tornado             24  10   8   6   38  24  119  .583   3,326
Washington Darts           24   8  10   6   36  34  111  .541   3,262
St.Louis Stars             24   6   5  13   37  47   86  .354   3,579

Semi-finals:  Dallas defeated Rochester 1-2(OT), 3-1, 2-1 (OT)
              Atlanta defeated New York 0-1 (OT), 2-0
CHAMPIONSHIP: Dallas defeated Atlanta 1-2 (OT), 4-1, 2-0


                                  1972

Before the season, Washington moved to Miami.

                           G    W   T   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      Northern Division
New York Cosmos            14   7   4   3   28  16   77  .642   4,282
Rochester Lancers          14   6   3   5   20  22   64  .535   5,505
Montreal Olympique         14   4   5   5   19  20   57  .464   2,308
Toronto Metros             14   4   4   6   18  22   53  .428   7,173

      Southern Division
St.Louis Stars             14   7   3   4   20  14   69  .607   7,773
Dallas Tornado             14   6   3   5   15  12   60  .535   4,093
Atlanta Chiefs             14   5   3   6   19  18   56  .464   5,034
Miami Gatos                14   3   3   8   17  32   44  .321   2,112

Semi-finals:   New York defeated Dallas 1-0
               St. Louis defeated Rochester 2-0
CHAMPIONHIP:   New York defeated St. Louis 2-1


                              1973

Before the season, Philadelphia was added.  Miami became the Toros.

                           G    W   T   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      Eastern Division
Philadelphia Atoms         19   9   8   2   29  14  104  .684  11,501
New York Cosmos            19   7   7   5   31  23   91  .552   5,782
Miami Toros                19   8   6   5   26  21   88  .578   5,477

      Northern Division
Toronto Metros             19   6   9   4   32  18   89  .552   5,961
Montreal Olympique         19   5   4  10   25  32   64  .368   3,856
Rochester Lancers          19   4   6   9   17  27   59  .368   4,069

      Southern Division
Dallas Tornado             19  11   4   4   36  25  111  .684   7,474
St.Louis Stars             19   7   5   7   27  27   82  .500   6,337
Atlanta Apollos            19   3   7   9   23  40   62  .342   3,317

Semi-finals:  Philadelphia defeated Toronto 3-0
              Dallas defeated New York 1-0
CHAMPIONSHIP: Philadelphia defeated Dallas 2-0

After the season, Montreal and Atlanta folded.


                                    1974

Before the season, Boston, Balimore, Washington, Denver, Los Angeles, 
San Jose, Seattle, and Vancouver were added.

                           G    W   T   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      Northern Division
Boston Minutemen           20  10   1   9   36  23   94  .525   9,642
Toronto Metros             20   9   1  10   30  31   87  .475   3,458
Rochester Lancers          20   8   2  10   23  30   77  .450   5,908
New York Cosmos            20   4   2  14   28  40   58  .250   3,578

      Eastern Division
Miami Toros                20   9   6   5   38  24  107  .600   7,340
Baltimore Comets           20  10   2   8   42  46  105  .550   4,139
Philadelphia Atoms         20   8   1  11   25  25   74  .425  11,784
Washington Diplomats       20   7   1  12   29  36   70  .375   4,975

      Central Division
Dallas Tornado             20   9   3   8   39  27  100  .525   8,469
St.Louis Stars             20   4   1  15   27  42   54  .225   7,374
Denver Dynamos             20   5   0  15   21  42   49  .250   4,840

      Western Division
Los Angeles Aztecs         20  11   2   7   41  36  110  .600   5,098
San Jose Earthquakes       20   9   8   3   43  38  103  .650  16,584
Seattle Sounders           20  10   3   7   37  17  101  .575  13,454
Vancouver Whitecaps        20   5   4  11   29  30   70  .350  10,979

Quarterfinals:   Dallas defeated San Jose 3-0
                 Boston defeated Baltimore 1-0
Semi-finals:     Miami defeated Dallas 3-1
                 Los Angeles defeated Boston 2-0
CHAMPIONSHIP:    Los Angeles defeated Miami 4-3 (PK)


                                 1975

Before the season, Hartford, Portland, Tampa Bay, Chicago, and San 
Antonio were added.  Toronto changed its name to Metros-Croatia.

                           G    W   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      Northern Division
Boston Minutemen           22  13   9   41  29  116  .590   4,422
Toronto Metros-Croatia     22  13   9   39  28  114  .590   6,271
New York Cosmos            22  10  12   39  38   91  .454  10,450
Rochester Lancers          22   6  16   29  49   64  .272   5,333
Hartford Bicentennials     22   6  16   27  51   61  .272   3,720


      Eastern Division
Tampa Bay Rowdies          22  16   6   46  27  135  .727  10,728
Miami Toros                22  14   8   47  30  123  .636   4,921
Washington Diplomats       22  12  10   42  47  112  .545   8,373
Philadelphia Atoms         22  10  12   33  42   90  .454   6,848
Baltimore Comets           22   9  13   34  52   87  .409   2,641

      Central Division
St.Louis Stars             22  13   9   38  34  115  .590   6,071
Chicago Sting              22  12  10   39  33  106  .545   4,330
Denver Dynamos             22   9  13   37  42   85  .409   3,654
Dallas Tornado             22   9  13   33  38   83  .409   4,630
San Antonio Thunder        22   6  16   24  46   59  .272   4,412

      Pacific Division
Portland Timbers           22  16   6   43  27  138  .727  14,503
Seattle Sounders           22  15   7   42  28  129  .681  16,826
Los Angeles Aztecs         22  12  10   42  33  107  .545   8,307
Vancouver Whitecaps        22  11  11   38  28   99  .500   7,579
San Jose Earthquakes       22   8  14   37  48   83  .363  17,927

Quarterfinals    Miami defeated Boston 2-1 (OT)
                 St. Louis defeated Los Angeles 1-0 (TB)
                 Portland defeated Seattle 2-1 (OT)
                 Tampa Bay defeated Toronto 1-0
Semi-finals:     Tampa Bay defeated Miami 3-0
                 Portland defeated St. Louis 2-1
SOCCER BOWL-75:  Tampa Bay defeated Portland 2-0

                                     1976

Before the season, Denver moved to Minnesota, Baltimore moved to San Diego

                           G    W   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
      Northern Division
Chicago Sting              24  15   9   52  32  132  .625   5,801
Toronto Metros-Croatia     24  15   9   38  30  123  .625   5,555
Rochester Lancers          24  13  11   36  32  114  .541   5,159
Hartford Bicentennials     24  12  12   37  56  107  .500   3,420
Boston Minutemen           24   7  17   35  64   72  .291   2,571

      Eastern Division
Tampa Bay Rowdies          24  18   6   58  30  154  .750  16,452
New York Cosmos            24  16   8   65  34  148  .666  18,227
Washington Diplomats       24  14  10   46  38  126  .583   6,011
Philadelphia Atoms         24   8  16   32  49   80  .333   5,912
Miami Toros                24   6  18   29  58   63  .250   3,070

      PACIFIC CONFERENCE
      Western Division
Minnesota Kicks            24  15   9   54  33  138  .625  23,121
Seattle Sounders           24  14  10   40  31  123  .583  23,828
Vancouver Whitecaps        24  14  10   38  30  120  .583   8,655
Portland Timbers           24   8  16   23  41   71  .333  20,515
St.Louis Stars             24   5  19   28  57   58  .208   6,150
      Southern Division
San Jose Earthquakes       24  14  10   47  30  123  .583  19,826
Dallas Tornado             24  13  11   44  45  117  .541  14,095
Los Angeles Aztecs         24  12  12   43  44  108  .500   8,027
San Antonio Thunder        24  12  12   38  32  107  .500   5,064
San Diego Jaws             24   9  15   29  47   82  .375   6,320

1st Round:            New York defeated Washington 2-0
                      Toronto defeated Rochester 2-1
                      Dallas defeated Los Angeles 2-0
                      Seattle defeated Vancouver 1-0
Div. Championships:   Tampa Bay defeated New York 3-1
                      Toronto defeated Chicago 3-2
                      San Jose defeated Dallas 2-0
                      Minnesota defeated Seattle 3-0
Conf. Championships:  Toronto defeated Tampa Bay 2-0
                      Minnesota defeated San Jose 3-1
SOCCER BOWL-76:       Toronto defeated Minnesota 3-0

After the season, Boston and Philadelphia folded.


                                 1977

Before the season, Miami moved to Ft. Lauderdale, San Antonio moved to 
Hawaii, and San Diego moved to Las Vegas.  New York changed their name to 
Cosmos.

                           G    W   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
      Northern Division
Toronto Metros-Croatia     26  13  13   42  38  115  .500   7,336
St.Louis Stars             26  12  14   33  35  104  .461   9,794
Rochester Lancers          26  11  15   34  41   99  .423   6,065
Chicago Sting              26  10  16   31  43   88  .384   5,199
Connecticut Bicentennials  26   7  19   34  65   72  .269   3,848

      Eastern Division
Fort Lauderdale Strikers   26  19   7   49  29  161  .730   7,939
Cosmos                     26  15  11   60  39  140  .576  34,142
Tampa Bay Rowdies          26  14  12   55  45  131  .538  19,491
Washington Diplomats       26  10  16   32  49   92  .384  13,058

      PACIFIC CONFERENCE
      Western Division
Minnesota Kicks            26  16  10   44  36  137  .615  32,775
Vancouver Whitecaps        26  14  12   43  36  124  .538  11,897
Seattle Sounders           26  14  12   43  34  123  .538  24,228
Portland Timbers           26  10  16   39  42   98  .384  13,216

      Southern Division
Dallas Tornado             26  18   8   56  37  161  .692  16,511
San Jose Earthquakes       26  14  12   37  44  119  .538  17,739
Los Angeles Aztecs         26  14  12   37  44  119  .538   9,643
Team Hawaii                26  11  15   45  59  106  .423   4,550
Las Vegas Quicksilver      26  11  15   38  44  103  .423   7,092

Div. Championships:   Cosmos defeated Tampa Bay 3-0
                      Seattle defeated Vancouver 1-0
                      Los Angeles defeated San Jose 2-1
                      Rochester defeated St. Louis 1-0 (SO)
Conf. Championships:  Cosmos defeated Ft. Lauderdale 0-3,3-2(SO)
                      Seattle defeated Minnesota 2-1(OT),1-0
                      Rochester defeated Toronto 1-0(S),1-0
                      Los Angeles defeated Dallas 3-1,5-1.
Semi-Finals:          Cosmos defeated Rochester 2-1,4-1
                      Seattle defeated Los Angeles 3-1,1-0
SOCCER BOWL-77:       New York defeated Seattle 2-1


                                1978

Before the season, New England, Philadelphia, Detroit, Memphis, Houston, 
and Colorado were added.  Las Vegas moved to San Diego, Hawaii moved 
to Tulsa, Connecticut moved to Oakland, and St. Louis moved to California.

                           G    W   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      NATIONAL CONFERENCE
      Eastern Division
New York Cosmos            30  24   6   88  39  212  .800  47,856
Washington Diplomats       30  16  14   55  47  145  .533  10,873
Toronto Metros-Croatia     30  16  14   58  47  144  .533   6,257
Rochester Lancers          30  14  16   47  52  131  .466   6,758

      Central Division
Minnesota Kicks            30  17  13   58  43  156  .566  30,928
Tulsa Roughnecks           30  15  15   49  46  132  .500  11,207
Dallas Tornado             30  14  16   51  53  131  .466   8,981
Colorado Caribous          30   8  22   34  66   81  .266   7,418

      Western Division
Vancouver Whitecaps        30  24   6   68  29  199  .800  15,736
Portland Timbers           30  20  10   50  36  167  .666  11,803
Seattle Sounders           30  15  15   50  45  138  .500  22,578
Los Angeles Aztecs         30   9  21   36  69   88  .300   9,235

      AMERICAN CONFERENCE
      Eastern Division
Tampa Bay Rowdies          30  18  12   63  48  165  .600  18,123
New England Tea Men        30  19  11   62  39  165  .633  11,859
Fort Lauderdale Strikers   30  16  14   50  59  143  .533  10,479
Philadelphia Fury          30  12  18   40  58  111  .400   8,280

      Central Division
Detroit Express            30  20  10   68  36  176  .666  12,194
Chicago Sting              30  12  18   57  64  123  .400   4,188
Memphis Rogues             30  10  20   43  58  101  .333   8,708
Houston Hurricane          30  10  20   37  61   96  .333   5,806


      Western Division
San Diego Sockers          30  18  12   63  56  164  .600   5,591
California Surf            30  13  17   43  49  115  .433  11,171
Oakland Stompers           30  12  18   34  59  103  .400  11,929
San Jose Earthquakes       30   8  22   36  81   83  .266  14,281

1st Round:            Detroit defeated Philadelphia 1-0
                      Tampa Bay defeated Chicago 3-1
                      San Diego defeated California 2-1
                      Ft. Lauderdale defeated New England 3-1
                      Cosmos defeated Seattle 5-2
                      Portland defeated Washington 2-1 (OT)
                      Vancouver defeated Toronto 4-0
                      Minnesota defeated Tulsa 3-1
Conf. Semi-finals:    Ft. Lauderdale defeated Detroit 4-3 (SO), 0-1
                      Cosmos defeated Minnesota 2-9, 4-0 (1-0 MG)
                      Portland defeated Vancouver 1-0, 2-1
                      Tampa Bay defeated San Diego 1-0, 1-2(1-0 MG)
Conf. Championships:  Tampa Bay defeated Ft. Lauderdale 2-3, 3-1, 1-0(MG)
                      Cosmos defeated Portland 1-0, 5-0
SOCCER BOWL-78:       New York defeated Tampa Bay 3-1


                               1979

Before the season, Cosmos added New York back to their name.  Oakland 
moved to Edmonton and Colorado moved to Atlanta.

                           G    W   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      NATIONAL CONFERENCE
      Eastern Division
New York Cosmos            30  24   6   84  52  216  .800  46,690
Washington Diplomats       30  19  11   68  50  172  .633  11,949
Toronto Blizzard           30  14  16   52  65  133  .466  11,821
Rochester Lancers          30  15  15   43  57  132  .500   8,680

      Central Division
Minnesota Kicks            30  21   9   67  48  184  .700  24,580
Dallas Tornado             30  17  13   53  51  152  .566   9,321
Tulsa Roughnecks           30  14  16   61  56  139  .466  16,425
Atlanta Chiefs             30  12  18   60  60  121  .400   7,350

      Western Division
Vancouver Whitecaps        30  20  10   54  34  172  .666  22,962
Los Angeles Aztecs         30  18  12   62  47  162  .600  14,333
Seattle Sounders           30  13  17   58  52  125  .433  18,997
Portland Timbers           30  11  19   50  75  122  .366  11,172

      AMERICAN CONFERENCE
      Eastern Division
Tampa Bay Rowdies          30  19  11   67  46  169  .633  27,650
Fort Lauderdale Strikers   30  17  13   75  65  165  .566  13,774
Philadelphia Fury          30  10  20   55  60  111  .333   5,626
New England Tea Men        30  12  18   41  56  110  .400   6,526


      Central Division
Houston Hurricane          30  22   8   61  46  187  .733   6,211
Chicago Sting              30  16  14   70  62  159  .533   8,036
Detroit Express            30  14  16   60  56  133  .466  14,058
Memphis Rogues             30   6  24   38  74   73  .200   7,137

      Western Division
California Surf            30  15  15   53  56  140  .500  10,330
San Diego Sockers          30  15  15   59  55  140  .500  11,271
Edmonton Drillers          30   8  22   43  78   88  .266   9,923
San Jose Earthquakes       30   8  22   41  74   86  .266  15,092

Conf. Quarterfinals:   Philadelphia defeated Houston 2-1, 2-1
                       Tampa Bay defeated Detroit 3-0, 3-1
                       Tulsa defeated Minnesota 2-1(OT), 2-1(OT)
                       Vancouver defeated Dallas 3-2, 2-1
                       Chicago defeated Ft. Lauderdale 2-0, 0-0
                       San Diego defeated California 2-4, 7-2
                       Los Angeles defeated Washington 3-1, 4-3
                       New York defeated Toronto 3-1, 2-0
Conf. Semi-finals:     Tampa Bay defeated Philadelphia 3-2(SO),1-0
                       San Diego defeated Chicago 2-0, 1-0
                       New York defeated Tulsa 3-0, 3-0, 3-1(MG)
                       Vancouver defeated Los Angeles 2-3, 1-0(SO), 1-0(MG)
Conf. Championships:   Tampa Bay defeated San Diego (1-2, 3-2 (SO), 1-0(MG)
                       Vancouver defeated New York (2-0, 2-3(SO), 1-0(SO-MG)
SOCCER BOWL-79:        Vancouver defeated Tampa Bay 2-1


                                1979-80

                             Indoor Season

                            G   W   L   GF  GA  GB   %       Att.
      Eastern Division
Atlanta Chiefs             12  10   2   70  46  --  .833   5,069
Tampa Bay Rowdies          12   8   4   75  64   2  .667   5,910
Detroit Express            12   7   5   70  69   3  .583   3,937
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers    12   3   9   58  65   7  .250   1,724
New England Tea Men        12   2  10   52  81   8  .167   3,249

      Western Division
Memphis Rogues             12   9   3   65  44  --  .750   8,249
Minnesota Kicks            12   8   4   75  52   1  .667   9,562
Tulsa Roughnecks           12   7   5   63  64   2  .583   4,657
California Surf            12   4   8   71  83   5  .333   3,181
Los Angeles Aztecs         12   2  10   56  87   8  .167   2,768

1st Round:       Tampa Bay defeated Detroit 12-1
                 Minnesota defeated Tulsa, 3-2
Semi-Finals:     Tampa Bay defeated Atlanta 7-3, 6-5
                 Memphis defeated Minnesota 3-6, 4-3 (OT), 1-0 (MG)
CHAMPIONSHIP:    Tampa Bay defeated Memphis 4-5, 10-4, 1-0 (MG)


                                1980

                           G    W   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      NATIONAL CONFERENCE
      Eastern Division
New York Cosmos            32  24   8   87  41   213  .750  42,754
Washington Diplomats       32  17  15   72  61   159  .531  19,205
Toronto Blizzard           32  14  18   49  65   128  .437  15,043
Rochester Lancers          32  12  20   42  67   109  .375   7,757

      Central Division
Dallas Tornado             32  18  14   57  58   157  .562   6,752
Minnesota Kicks            32  16  16   66  56   147  .500  18,279
Tulsa Roughnecks           32  15  17   56  62   139  .468  19,787
Atlanta Chiefs             32   7  25   34  84    74  .218   4,884

      Western Division
Seattle Sounders           32  25   7   74  31   207  .781  24,246
Los Angeles Aztecs         32  20  12   61  52   174  .625  12,057
Vancouver Whitecaps        32  16  16   52  47   139  .500  26,834
Portland Timbers           32  15  17   50  53   133  .468  10,210

      AMERICAN CONFERENCE
      Eastern Division
Tampa Bay Rowdies          32  19  13   61  50   168  .593  28,435
Fort Lauderdale Strikers   32  18  14   61  55   163  .562  14,279
New England Tea Men        32  18  14   54  56   154  .562   8,748
Philadelphia Fury          32  10  22   42  68    98  .312   4,465

      Central Division
Chicago Sting              32  21  11   80  50   187  .656  11,672
Houston Hurricane          32  14  18   56  69   130  .437   5,818
Detroit Express            32  14  18   51  52   129  .437  11,198
Memphis Rogues             32  14  18   49  57   126  .437   9,864

      Western Division
Edmonton Drillers          32  17  15   58  51   149  .531  10,920
California Surf            32  15  17   61  67   144  .468   7,593
San Diego Sockers          32  16  16   53  51   140  .500  12,690
San Jose Earthquakes       32   9  23   45  68    95  .281  13,169

1st Round:            Tampa Bay defeated New England 1-0, 4-0
                      Ft. Lauderdale defeated California 2-1, 0-2, 1-0(SO-MG)
                      San Diego defeated Chicago 2-1, 2-3, 2-1(MG)
                      Edmonton defeated Houston 2-1, 0-1, 1-0(MG)
                      New York defeated Tulsa 3-1, 8-1
                      Seattle defeated Vancouver 2-1, 3-1
                      Dallas defeated Minnesota 1-0, 2-0
                      Los Angeles defeated Washington 0-1, 2-1(SO), 2-0(MG)
Conf. Semi-finals:    New York defeated Dallas 3-2, 0-3, 3-0(MG)
                      Los Angeles defeated Seattle 3-0, 0-4, 2-1(SO-MG)
                      San Diego defeated Tampa Bay 6-3, 0-6, 2-1(SO-MG)
                      Ft. Lauderdale defeated Edmonton 1-0, 2-3, 3-0(MG)
Conf. Championships:  Ft. Lauderdale defeated San Diego 2-1, 2-4, 3-0(MG)
                      New York defeated Los Angeles 2-1, 3-1
SOCCER BOWL-80:      New York defeated Ft. Lauderdale 3-0

Transatlantic Cup Champion:  New York Cosmos

After the season, Houston, Washington and Rochester folded.


                                1980-81

                            Indoor Season

Before the season, New England moved to Jacksonville, and Memphis moved 
to Calgary.

                            G   W   L   GF  GA  GB     %     Att
      Eastern Division
Atlanta Chiefs             18  13   5   97  75  --  .722  10,287
Tampa Bay Rowdies          18   9   9  126 120   4  .500   5,174
Jacksonville Tea Men       18   8  10   96 102   5  .444   2,631
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers    18   1  17   58 125  12  .056   1,506

      Central Division
Chicago Sting              18  13   5  146 103  --  .722   6,164
Minnesota Kicks            18  12   6   93  73   1  .667   6,517
Detroit Express            18   7  11   90 106   6  .389   4,649

      Southern Division
California Surf            18  10   8   91  96  --  .556   5,775
Tulsa Roughnecks           18   9   9  128 109   1  .500   5,288
Dallas Tornado             18   7  11  100  94   3  .389   4,261
San Diego Sockers          18   6  12  101 121   4  .333   4,912

      Northern Division
Vancouver Whitecaps        18  11   7   91  96  --  .611   5,325
Edmonton Drillers          18  10   8  128 109   1  .556   3,968
Calgary Boomers            18  10   8  100  94   1  .556   4,672
Toronto Blizzard           18   5  13  101 121   6  .278   5,702

      Western Division
Los Angeles Aztecs         18  11  17  118  99  --  .611   3,446
Portland Timbers           18  10  18  110  93   1  .556   5,232
San Jose Earthquakes       18  10  18  118 115   1  .556   5,499
Seattle Sounders           18   9   9  106  98   2  .500   6,751

1st Round:     Atlanta defeated Minnesota 10-8, 5-4(OT)
               Chicago defeated Portland 6-2, 8-7(OT)
               Edmonton defeated Los Angeles 8-3, 10-6
               Vancouver defeated California 0-3, 8-5, 4-0 (MG)
Semi-Finals:   Edmonton defeated Vancouver 9-7 and 6-4
               Chicago defeated Atlanta 8-3, 5-9, 4-2 (MG)
CHAMPIONSHIP:  Edmonton defeated Chicago 9-6, 5-4


                                 1981

Before the indoor season, New England moved to Jacksonville and Memphis 
moved to Calgary.  After the indoor season, Detroit moved to Washington 
and Philadelphia moved to Montreal.

                           G    W   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      Eastern Division
New York Cosmos            32  23   9   80  49  200  .718  34,835
Montreal Manic             32  15  17   63  57  141  .468  23,704
Washington Diplomats       32  15  17   59  58  135  .468  12,106
Toronto Blizzard           32   7  25   39  82   77  .218   7,299

      Southern Division
Atlanta Chiefs             32  17  15   62  60  151  .531   6,189
Fort Lauderdale Strikers   32  18  14   54  46  144  .562  13,324
Jacksonville Tea Men       32  18  14   51  46  141  .562   9,507
Tampa Bay Rowdies          32  15  17   63  64  139  .468  22,532

      Central Division
Chicago Sting              32  23   9   84  50  195  .718  12,889
Minnesota Kicks            32  19  13   63  57  163  .593  16,605
Tulsa Roughnecks           32  17  15   60  49  154  .531  17,188
Dallas Tornado             32   5  27   27  71   54  .156   4,670

      Western Division
San Diego Sockers          32  21  11   67  49  173  .656  14,802
Los Angeles Aztecs         32  19  13   53  55  160  .593   5,814
California Surf            32  11  21   60  77  117  .343   8,299
San Jose Earthquakes       32  11  21   44  78  108  .343  12,400

      Northwest Division
Vancouver Whitecaps        32  21  11   74  43  186  .656  23,236
Calgary Boomers            32  17  15   59  54  151  .531  10,501
Portland Timbers           32  17  15   52  49  141  .531  10,516
Seattle Sounders           32  15  17   60  62  137  .468  18,224
Edmonton Drillers          32  12  20   60  79  123  .375  10,632

1st Round:        New York (first round bye)
                  Chicago defeated Seattle 3-2, 0-2, 3-2
                  Tampa Bay defeated Vancouver 4-1, 1-0
                  San Diego defeated Portland 1-2, 5-1, 2-0
                  Jacksonville defeated Atlanta 3-2, 2-1
                  Minnesota defeated Tulsa 3-1, 1-0
                  Montreal defeated Los Angeles 5-3, 2-3, 2-1 (OT)
                  Ft. Lauderdale defeated Calgary 3-1, 2-0
Quarterfinals:    Chicago defeated Montreal 2-3, 4-2, 4-2
                  Ft. Lauderdale defeated Minnesota 3-1, 3-0
                  New York defeated Tampa Bay 6-3, 2-3(SO), 2-0
                  San Diego defeated Jacksonville 1-2(OT), 2-1, 3-1
Semi-finals:      New York defeated Ft. lauderdale 4-3, 4-1
                  Chicago defeated San Diego 1-2, 2-1, 1-0
SOCCER BOWL-81:  Chicago defeated New York 1-0 (SO)

Transatlantic Cup Champion:  Seattle Sounders

After the season, Atlanta, Washington, Minnesota, Los Angeles, California, 
and Calgary folded.  Dallas was absorbed by Tampa Bay.

                               1981-82

                            Indoor Season

                            G   W   L   GB    %   GF   GA     Att.
	AMERICAN CONFERENCE
      East Division
Montreal Manic             18   9   9   --  .500   93  97   9,152
Toronto Blizzard           18   8  10    1  .444   86  96   5,142
Jacksonville Tea Men       18   7  11    2  .389   86 106   6,375
Cosmos                     18   6  12    3  .333  102 123   8,690

      Central Division
Chicago Sting              18  12   6    -- .667  139 117  13,322
Tampa Bay Rowdies          18  11   7    1  .611  121 113   5,334
Tulsa Roughnecks           18  10   8    2  .556  128 103   5,308

	NATIONAL CONFERENCE
      West Division
San Diego Sockers          18  10   8    -- .556  147 110   7,047
Portland Timbers           18   7  11    3  .389   86 103   5,061
San Jose Earthquakes       18   5  13    5  .278   83 141   2,843

      Northwest Division
Edmonton Drillers          18  13   5    -- .722  133  91   2,949
Vancouver Whitecaps        18  10   8    3  .556   93  94   2,943
Seattle Sounders           18   9   9    4  .500   95  97   6,456

First Round:  Tulsa defeated Chicago 5-4, 6-7, 3-1
              Tampa Bay defeated Montreal 8-7 (OT), 2-3, 2-1 (3 OT)
              Edmonton defeated Seattle 8-6, 12-4
              San Diego defeated Vancouver 4-3, 8-4
Semi-finals:  Tampa Bay defeated Tulsa 5-4, 3-4, 1-0
              San Diego defeated Edmonton 8-2, 12-3
CHAMPIONSHIP: San Diego defeated Tampa Bay 9-7, 10-5


                                 1982

Before the season, Toronto changed their nickname to the Blizzard.

                           G    W   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      Eastern Division
New York Cosmos            32  23   9   73  52  203  .718  28,749
Montreal Manic             32  19  13   60  43  159  .593  21,348
Toronto Blizzard           32  17  15   64  47  151  .531   8,185
Chicago Sting              32  13  19   56  67  129  .406   9,377

      Southern Division
Fort Lauderdale Strikers   32  18  14   64  74  163  .562  12,345
Tulsa Roughnecks           32  16  16   69  57  151  .500  14,469
Tampa Bay Rowdies          32  12  20   47  77  112  .375  18,507
Jacksonville Tea Men       32  11  21   41  71  105  .343   7,160

      Western Division
Seattle Sounders           32  18  14   72  48  166  .562  12,539
San Diego Sockers          32  19  13   71  54  162  .593   8,532
Vancouver Whitecaps        32  20  12   58  48  160  .625  18,254
Portland Timbers           32  14  18   49  44  122  .437   8,786
San Jose Earthquakes       32  13  19   47  62  114  .406  11,012
Edmonton Drillers          32  11  21   38  65   93  .343   4,922

1st Round:        New York defeated Tulsa 5-0, 0-1, 1-0
                  Seattle defeated Toronto 4-2, 1-2, 4-2
                  Ft. Lauderdale defeated Montreal 2-3, 1-0(OT), 4-1
                  San Diego defeated Vancouver 5-1, 0-1, 2-1.
Semi-Finals:      New York defeated San Diego 2-1, 2-1(OT)
                  Seattle defeated Ft. Lauderdale 0-2, 4-3(OT), 1-0.
SOCCER BOWL-82:  New York defeated Seattle 1-0.

Transatlantic Cup Champion:  Chicago Sting

After the season, Portland and Edmonton folded.  Jacksonville left to 
join the ASL II.


                              1982-83 (indoor)

There was no indoor season, but Chicago, San Diego, and Golden Bay 
(San Jose) played in the MISL this year.


                                1983

Before the season, San Jose changed its name to Golden Bay, and Team
America was added.

                           G    W   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      Eastern Division
New York Cosmos            30  22   8   87  49  194  .733  27,242
Chicago Sting              30  15  15   66  73  147  .500  10,937
Toronto Blizzard           30  16  14   51  48  135  .533  11,630
Montreal Manic             30  12  18   58  71  124  .400   9,910

      Southern Division
Tulsa Roughnecks           30  17  13   56  49  145  .566  12,415
Fort Lauderdale Strikers   30  14  16   60  63  136  .466  10,823
Tampa Bay Rowdies          30   7  23   48  87   83  .233  11,172
Team America               30  10  20   33  54   79  .333  12,894

      Western Division
Vancouver Whitecaps        30  24   6   63  34  187  .800  29,166
Golden Bay Earthquakes     30  20  10   71  54  169  .666  11,933
Seattle Sounders           30  12  18   62  61  119  .400   8,317
San Diego Sockers          30  11  19   53  65  106  .366   4,214

1st Round:        Montreal defeated New York 4-2, 1-0(SO)
                  Toronto defeated Vancouver 0-1, 4-3, 1-0
                  Tulsa defeated Ft. Lauderdale 3-2, 4-2
                  Golden Bay defeated Chicago 6-1, 0-1, 5-2
Semi-Finals:      Tulsa defeated Montreal 2-1(SO), 0-1, 3-0
                  Toronto defeated Golden Bay 1-0(OT), 2-0
SOCCER BOWL-83:  Tulsa defeated Toronto 2-0

Transatlantic Cup Champion:  New York Cosmos

After the season, Montreal and Seattle folded, and Team America left 
the league.


                                  1983-84 (indoor)

                            G   W   L   GB    %   GF   GA
San Diego Sockers          32  21  11   --  .656  196 148   11,415
Chicago Sting              32  20  12    1  .625  219 198
New York Cosmos            32  20  12    1  .625  183 148
Golden Bay Earthquakes     32  19  13    2  .594  206 190
Vancouver Whitecaps        32  12  20    9  .375  187 209
Tulsa Roughnecks           32  11  21   10  .344  166 216
Tampa Bay Rowdies          32   9  23   12  .281  177 225    2,692

Playoffs:       New York defeated Chicago 2 games to 1
                San Diego defeated Golden Bay 2 games to 0.
CHAMPIONSHIP:   San Diego defeated New York 3-0.


                                 1984

Before the season, Ft. Lauderdale moved to Minnesota.

                           G    W   L   GF  GA  PTS    %     Att.
      Eastern Division
Chicago Sting              24  13  11   50  49  120  .541   8,376
Toronto Blizzard           24  14  10   46  33  117  .583  11,452
New York Cosmos            24  13  11   43  42  115  .541  12,817
Tampa Bay Rowdies          24   9  15   43  61   87  .375  10,932

      Western Division
San Diego Sockers          24  14  10   51  42  118  .583   5,702
Vancouver Whitecaps        24  13  11   51  48  117  .541  13,924
Minnesota Strikers         24  14  10   40  44  115  .583  14,263
Tulsa Roughnecks           24  10  14   42  46   98  .416   7,797
Golden Bay Earthquakes     24   8  16   61  62   95  .333  10,676

Semi-finals:             Chicago defeated Vancouver 0-1(OT),3-1, 4-3
                         Toronto defeated San Diego 2-1, 1-0.
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES-84:  Chicago defeated Toronto 2-0.

Transatlantic Cup Champion:  New York Cosmos


After the season, Tulsa folded.  During the fall, San Diego, Chicago, 
New York, and Minnesota joined the MISL for the indoor season.  
In March, the league folded, along with Toronto, Tampa Bay, Vancouver 
and Golden Bay.  The Cosmos played exhibition games during 1985 before 
folding.  San Diego, Chicago and Minnesota remained with the MISL.



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