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Encyclopedia > North American Soccer League
North American Soccer League
Sport Football (soccer)
Founded 1968
No. of teams Maximum of 24
Country(ies)  United States

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Ceased 1985
Last champion(s) Chicago Sting, 1984

North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984.[1] See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... The Chicago Sting (1975-1988) were a United States professional soccer team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...

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History

In 1967 two professional soccer leagues started in the United States: the FIFA-sanctioned United Soccer Association and the unsanctioned National Professional Soccer League. It has been suggested that the timing of this was related to the huge amount of attention given throughout the English-speaking world to the victory by England in the 1966 FIFA World Cup and the resulting documentary film, Goal. The National Professional Soccer League had a national television contract in the U.S. with the CBS television network, but the ratings for matches were unacceptable even by weekend daytime standards and the arrangement was terminated. The leagues merged in 1968 to form the North American Soccer League (NASL). The league lasted until the 1984 NASL season when it suspended operations. However, four NASL teams (Chicago, Minnesota, New York, and San Diego) joined the Major Indoor Soccer League for its 1984-85 season. The NASL itself operated an indoor soccer league from 1979-80 to 1981-82 and in 1983-84. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about an international football organization. ... In 1967, two pro soccer leagues started in the United States: the FIFA-sanctioned United Soccer Association and the unsanctioned National Professional Soccer League. ... National Professional Soccer League. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... 1966 was a year of triumph for the host nation, England, which won in a controversial final beating West Germany 4-2. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1984 NASL Season was the final season of the North American Soccer League. ... This article is about the 1978-1992 Major Indoor Soccer League. ... An indoor soccer game in Mexico. ...


The biggest club in the league and the organization's bellwether was the New York Cosmos, who drew upwards of 40,000 fans per game at their height while aging Brazilian superstar Pelé (considered to be the greatest player of all time) played for them. Giants Stadium sold out (73,000+) their 1978 championship win. However, the overall average attendance of the entire league never reached 15,000, with some clubs averaging fewer than 5,000. The New York Cosmos (1971–1985), known simply as the Cosmos for the 1977 and 1978 seasons, were a soccer franchise based in New York City and its suburbs that operated in the North American Soccer League from 1971 to 1984. ... Pele redirects here. ...


The NASL faced challenges in regard to selling the sport of soccer to Americans, which was then completely foreign to the majority of them. The league "Americanized" the rules in the attempt to make the game more exciting, and comprehensible, to the average American sports fan. These changes included a clock that counted time down to zero as was typical of other timed American sports, rather than upwards to 45 minutes as was traditional, a 35 yard line for offsides rather than the traditional half way line, and a shootout to decide matches that ended in a draw. The foreign image of soccer was not helped, however, by a league that brought in many older, high profile foreign players, and frequently left Americans on the bench. This effort was often doubly futile, as while many of the foreign players were perhaps "big names" in their home countries, almost none of them qualified as such in North America, and they quickly absorbed most of the available payroll, such as it was, which could have otherwise been used to pay North American players better. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


Overexpansion was a huge factor in the death of the league. Once the league started growing, new franchises were awarded quickly, and it doubled in size in a few years, peaking at 24 teams. Many have suggested that cash-starved existing owners longed for their share of the expansion fee charged of new owners, even though Forbes Magazine reported this amount as being only $100,000. This resulted in the available talent being spread too thinly, among other problems. Additionally, many of these new owners were not "soccer people", and once the perceived popularity started to decline, they got out as quickly as they got in. They also spent millions on aging stars to try to match the success of the Cosmos, and lost significant amounts of money in doing so. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... USD redirects here. ...


Also, FIFA's decision to award the hosting of the 1986 FIFA World Cup to Mexico after Colombia withdrew, rather than the U.S., is considered a factor in the NASL's demise. Qualifying countries The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ...


While the NASL ultimately failed, it introduced soccer to the North American sports scene on a large scale for the first time and was a major contributing factor in soccer becoming one of the most popular sports among American youth. In the late-1980s, FIFA did award the World Cup to the U.S., which would be staged in 1994. It has also provided lessons for its successor Major League Soccer, which has taken precautions against such problems. American college and high school soccer still use some NASL-style rules. Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ...


NASL champions

The Atlanta Chiefs and Atlanta Apollos were a soccer team based out of Atlanta, Georgia that played in the NASL. They played from 1967 to 1972. ... The Kansas City Spurs (1968-1970) are a defunct soccer team who played in the North American Soccer League, based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... The Rochester Lancers were a soccer team based out of Rochester, New York that played in the American Soccer League from 1967 until 1969 and the North American Soccer League from 1970 to 1980 at Holleder Memorial Stadium. ... The Dallas Tornado were a soccer team based out of Dallas that played in the NASL. They played from 1967 to 1981 Their home fields were Cotton Bowl and Texas Stadium. ... The New York Cosmos (1971–1985), known simply as the Cosmos for the 1977 and 1978 seasons, were a soccer franchise based in New York City and its suburbs that operated in the North American Soccer League from 1971 to 1984. ... The Philadelphia Atoms were a soccer team based out of Philadelphia that played in the North American Soccer League (NASL). ... The Los Angeles Aztecs (1974-1981) were a North American Soccer League team from Los Angeles, California part-owned by Elton John. ... The Tampa Bay Rowdies are a professional soccer team from Tampa, Florida, USA. Originally founded as a North American Soccer League expansion franchise in 1975 by George Strawbridge, the team played ten seasons at Tampa Stadium and won their only Soccer Bowl championship in their inaugural season defeating the Portland... Toronto Croatias Logo Toronto Croatia is a football (soccer) club from Toronto, Canada established by Croatian immigrants to the area. ... The New York Cosmos (1971–1985), known simply as the Cosmos for the 1977 and 1978 seasons, were a soccer franchise based in New York City and its suburbs that operated in the North American Soccer League from 1971 to 1984. ... The New York Cosmos (1971–1985), known simply as the Cosmos for the 1977 and 1978 seasons, were a soccer franchise based in New York City and its suburbs that operated in the North American Soccer League from 1971 to 1984. ... The Whitecaps (officially Whitecaps F.C.) are a Canadian professional soccer team, which currently plays in the USL First Division (formerly the A-League) of the United Soccer Leagues (USL), the largest system of national soccer leagues in North America. ... The New York Cosmos (1971–1985), known simply as the Cosmos for the 1977 and 1978 seasons, were a soccer franchise based in New York City and its suburbs that operated in the North American Soccer League from 1971 to 1984. ... The Chicago Sting (1975-1988) were a United States professional soccer team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The New York Cosmos (1971–1985), known simply as the Cosmos for the 1977 and 1978 seasons, were a soccer franchise based in New York City and its suburbs that operated in the North American Soccer League from 1971 to 1984. ... // NASL The Tulsa Roughnecks (1979-1984) were a North American Soccer League team from Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... The 1984 NASL Season was the final season of the North American Soccer League. ... The Chicago Sting (1975-1988) were a United States professional soccer team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...

NASL indoor champions

For the defunct MLS franchise, see San Jose Earthquakes. ... The Tampa Bay Rowdies are a professional soccer team from Tampa, Florida, USA. Originally founded as a North American Soccer League expansion franchise in 1975 by George Strawbridge, the team played ten seasons at Tampa Stadium and won their only Soccer Bowl championship in their inaugural season defeating the Portland... The Tampa Bay Rowdies are a professional soccer team from Tampa, Florida, USA. Originally founded as a North American Soccer League expansion franchise in 1975 by George Strawbridge, the team played ten seasons at Tampa Stadium and won their only Soccer Bowl championship in their inaugural season defeating the Portland... The Edmonton Drillers were two incarnations of a professional soccer team based out in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The San Diego Sockers is a name that has been used by two different soccer teams // Original Team The San Diego Sockers were one of the most successful indoor soccer teams in the sports short history. ... The San Diego Sockers is a name that has been used by two different soccer teams // Original Team The San Diego Sockers were one of the most successful indoor soccer teams in the sports short history. ...

Teams of NASL 1968-84

Map of NASL franchises
 

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They played from 1967 to 1968. ... The Boston Beacons were a soccer team based out of Boston that played in the NASL. They played one season in 1968. ... The Boston Minutemen were a soccer team based out of Boston that played in the NASL. They played from 1974 to 1976. ... The Calgary Boomers were a professional soccer team, that competed in the North American Soccer League during the 1981 season, after which they folded. ... Categories: Stub | United States soccer clubs (defunct) | Memphis, Tennessee sports ... The Chicago Mustangs were a soccer team based out of Chicago that played in the NASL. They played two seasons in 1967 and 1968. ... The Chicago Sting (1975-1988) were a United States professional soccer team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Cleveland Stokers were a soccer team in the United Soccer Association in 1967, base in Cleveland. ... The Dallas Tornado were a soccer team based out of Dallas that played in the NASL. They played from 1967 to 1981 Their home fields were Cotton Bowl and Texas Stadium. ... The Detroit Cougars were a soccer team based out of Detroit that played in the NASL. They played only one season in 1968. ... The Edmonton Drillers were two incarnations of a professional soccer team based out in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Connecticut Bicentennials and Hartford Bicentennials were a soccer team based out of Hartford that played in the NASL. Their home fields were Dillon Stadium and Yale Bowl. ... The Oakland Stompers were a soccer team based out of Oakland that played in the NASL. They played only one season, 1978. ... The Houston Stars were a soccer team based out of Houston, Texas that played in the United Soccer Association. ... The Houston Hurricane were a soccer team based out of Houston that played in the NASL. They played from 1978 to 1980. ... The Jacksonville Tea Men were an American soccer team that played briefly in the NASL from 1980-1982 and in the American Soccer League for another brief spell from 1983-1984. ... The New England Tea Men were a soccer team based out of Boston that played in the NASL. They played from 1978 to 1980. ... The Kansas City Spurs (1968-1970) are a defunct soccer team who played in the North American Soccer League, based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Los Angeles Wolves are a former United States professional soccer team, owned by Jack Kent Cooke, that played for two seasons during the 1960s. ... The Los Angeles Aztecs (1974-1981) were a North American Soccer League team from Los Angeles, California part-owned by Elton John. ... The Minnesota Strikers were an American professional soccer franchise located in the Minneapolis/St. ... The Washington Darts were a soccer team based out of Washington D.C. that played in the NASL. They only played one year, 1971. ... The Miami Gatos and Miami Toros were a soccer team based out of Miami that played in the NASL. They played from 1972 ti 1976 . ... The Fort Lauderdale Strikers were an American soccer team, a descendant of the Washington Darts, Miami Gatos, and Miami Toros, that played in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ... Minnesota Kicks were a professional soccer team that played in Bloomington, Minnesota from 1976 to 1981. ... The Denver Dynamos were a soccer team based out of Denver that played in the NASL. They played from 1974 to 1975. ... The Montreal Olympique were a soccer team based out of Montreal that played in the NASL. They played from 1971 to 1973. ... The Montreal Manic were a soccer team based out of Montreal that played in the NASL. They played from 1981 to 1983. ... The Philadelphia Fury were a soccer team based out of Philadelphia that played in the NASL. They played from 1978 to 1980. ... The New York Generals were a soccer team based out of New York that played in the NASL. They played only one season in 1968. ... The New York Cosmos (1971–1985), known simply as the Cosmos for the 1977 and 1978 seasons, were a soccer franchise based in New York City and its suburbs that operated in the North American Soccer League from 1971 to 1984. ... The Oakland Clippers were a soccer team based out of Oakland, California that played in the non-FIFA sanctioned National Professional Soccer League. ... The Philadelphia Atoms were a soccer team based out of Philadelphia that played in the North American Soccer League (NASL). ... The Portland Timbers are Portland, Oregons entry in the USL First Division, the second tier of professional soccer in the United States. ... The Rochester Lancers were a soccer team based out of Rochester, New York that played in the American Soccer League from 1967 until 1969 and the North American Soccer League from 1970 to 1980 at Holleder Memorial Stadium. ... The San Diego Toros were a soccer team based out of San Diego that played in the NASL. They only played one year, 1968. ... The San Diego Sockers is a name that has been used by two different soccer teams // Original Team The San Diego Sockers were one of the most successful indoor soccer teams in the sports short history. ... The Balitmore Comets were a soccer team based out of Baltimore, Maryland that played in the NASL. They played from 1974 to 1975. ... The San Diego Jaws were a soccer team based out of San Diego that played in the NASL. They only lasted one year, 1976. ... The Las Vegas Quicksilber were a soccer team based out of Las Vegas that played in the NASL. They played only one season, 1977. ... For the defunct MLS franchise, see San Jose Earthquakes. ... This article is about the original tean. ... The St. ... The California Surf were an American association football (soccer) club based in Anaheim, California who played in the NASL from 1978 to 1981. ... The Tampa Bay Rowdies are a professional soccer team from Tampa, Florida, USA. Originally founded as a North American Soccer League expansion franchise in 1975 by George Strawbridge, the team played ten seasons at Tampa Stadium and won their only Soccer Bowl championship in their inaugural season defeating the Portland... Team America was a soccer team based in Washington, D.C. that played in the NASL. They only existed for one year, 1983. ... The Toronto Falcons were a soccer team based out of Toronto that played in the NASL. They played only one year, 1967. ... Toronto Blizzard was a professional soccer club based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that played in the North American Soccer League. ... The Toronto Metros were a soccer team based out of Toronto that played in the NASL. They played from 1971 to 1974. ... Toronto Croatias Logo Toronto Croatia is a football (soccer) club from Toronto, Canada established by Croatian immigrants to the area. ... // NASL The Tulsa Roughnecks (1979-1984) were a North American Soccer League team from Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... The San Antonio Thunder were a soccer team based out of San Antonio that played in the NASL. They only existed for one year, 1975. ... The Team Hawaii were a soccer team based out of Honolulu that played in the NASL. The team only lasted one year, 1977. ... The Vancouver Royals were a soccer team based out of Vancouver that played in the NASL. They played only one year, 1968. ... The Whitecaps (officially Whitecaps F.C.) are a Canadian professional soccer team, which currently plays in the USL First Division (formerly the A-League) of the United Soccer Leagues (USL), the largest system of national soccer leagues in North America. ... The Washington Whips were a soccer team based in Washington, D.C. that played in the United Soccer Association. ... The name Washington Diplomats was used by three different soccer teams in Washington, D.C.. // The original Washington Diplomats were a North American Soccer League (NASL) team that played their home games from 1974-80 at RFK Stadium except for 1976 when they played at W.T. Woodson High School... The name Washington Diplomats was used by three different soccer teams in Washington, D.C.. // The original Washington Diplomats were a North American Soccer League (NASL) team that played their home games from 1974-80 at RFK Stadium except for 1976 when they played at W.T. Woodson High School... The Detroit Express were a soccer team based out of Detroit that played in the NASL. They played from 1978 to 1980. ...

Annual honors

Scoring leaders

Year Player, team G A PTS
1967 USA Roberto Boninsegna, Chicago 11 1 23
1967 NPSL Yanko Daucik, Toronto 20 8 48
1968 John Kowalik, Chicago 30 9 69
1969 Kaizer Motaung, Atlanta 16 4 36
1970 Carlos Metidieri, Rochester 16 3 35
1971 Carlos Metidieri, Rochester 19 8 46
1972 Randy Horton, New York 9 4 22
1973 Kyle Rote, Jr., Dallas 10 10 30
1974 Paul Child, San Jose 15 6 36
1975 Steve David, Miami 23 6 52
1976 Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 19 11 49
1977 Steve David, Los Angeles 26 6 58
1978 Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 34 11 79
1979 Oscar Fabbiani, Tampa Bay 25 8 58
1980 Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 32 13 77
1981 Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 29 16 74
1982 Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 20 15 55
1983 Roberto Cabanas, New York 25 16 66
1984 Steve Zungul, Golden Bay 20 10 50

Roberto Boninsegna (born November 13, 1943 in Mantova, Italy) is a former Italian football (soccer) player. ... Yanko Daucik Ciboch (born Prague, Czechoslovakia, March 22, 1941) was a professional football player during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Kaizer Motaung (16 October 1944 - ) was a South African soccer player and founder of the Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, of which he is still (as of 2005) chairman and managing director. ... Carlos Metidieri (born December 18,1942) is a former professional Brazilian soccer player. ... Carlos Metidieri (born December 18,1942) is a former professional Brazilian soccer player. ... Honorable Kenneth Randolph (Randy) Horton, JP, MP is a former North American Soccer League star player and current Bermuda government cabinet minister. ... Kyle Rote, Jr. ... Paul Child (born December 8, 1952 in Birmingham, England) is a former U.S.-English soccer Forward who played nine seasons in the North American Soccer League. ... Steve David (born March 11, 1950) is a former North American Soccer League star and Trinidad and Tobago international. ... Giorgio Chinaglia. ... Oscar Fabbiani was the leading scorer in the North American Soccer League for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 1979. ... Roberto Cabañas (born on April 20, 1961 in Pilar, Paraguay) was a Paraguayan football player who played as a striker. ... The 1984 NASL Season was the final season of the North American Soccer League. ... Slaviša Žungul, known in the United States as Steve Zungul (born July 28, 1954 in Croatia thenYugoslavia) is a Croat soccer striker. ...

MVP, Rookie and Coach of the Year

Year MVP Rookie Coach
1968 John Kowalik Kaizer Motaung Phil Woosnam
1969 Cirilio Fernandez Siegfried Stritzl Janos Bedl
1970 Carlos Metidieri Jim Leeker Sal de Rosa
1971 Carlos Metidieri Randy Horton Ron Newman
1972 Randy Horton Mike Winter Casey Frankiewicz
1973 Warren Archibald Kyle Rote, Jr. Al Miller
1974 Peter Silvester Doug McMillan John Young
1975 Steve David Chris Bahr John Sewell
1976 Pelé Steve Pecher Eddie Firmani
1977 Franz Beckenbauer Jim McAlister Ron Newman
1978 Mike Flanagan Gary Etherington Tony Waiters
1979 Johan Cruyff Larry Hulcer Timo Liekoski
1980 Roger Davies Jeff Durgan Alan Hinton
1981 Giorgio Chinaglia Joe Morrone, Jr. Willy Roy
1982 Peter Ward Pedro DeBrito John Giles
1983 Roberto Cabanas Gregg Thompson Don Popovich
1984 Steve Zungul Roy Wegerle Ron Newman

Kaizer Motaung (16 October 1944 - ) was a South African soccer player and founder of the Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, of which he is still (as of 2005) chairman and managing director. ... Phil Woosnam (born December 22, 1932 in Caersws, Montgomeryshire) is a Welsh former football (soccer) player and manager. ... Siegfried “Siggy or Siggi” Stritzl is a former U.S. soccer player who was the 1969 North American Soccer League Rookie of the Year. ... Carlos Metidieri (born December 18,1942) is a former professional Brazilian soccer player. ... Jim Leeker is a former U.S. soccer player. ... Carlos Metidieri (born December 18,1942) is a former professional Brazilian soccer player. ... Honorable Kenneth Randolph (Randy) Horton, JP, MP is a former North American Soccer League star player and current Bermuda government cabinet minister. ... People named Ron Newman include: Ron Newman (computer programmer), an early developer of the X Window System, also known for his website on Scientology controversy. ... Honorable Kenneth Randolph (Randy) Horton, JP, MP is a former North American Soccer League star player and current Bermuda government cabinet minister. ... Mike Winter is a former U.S.-Austrian soccer goalkeeper. ... Kyle Rote, Jr. ... Al Miller (born December 17, 1936 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is a former U.S. collegiate and professional soccer coach. ... Douglas “Doug” McMillan is a former U.S.-Scottish soccer forward. ... Steve David (born March 11, 1950) is a former North American Soccer League star and Trinidad and Tobago international. ... Chris Bahr was placekicker in the National Football League and midfielder in the North American Soccer League. ... John David Sewell (born July 7, 1936 in Brockley, south London) was a professional footballer who had a long career in the English Football League, before continuing as player and coach in the North American Soccer League (NASL) during the 1970s. ... Pele redirects here. ... Steve Pecher (born St. ... Eddie Firmani was a south african born centre-forward with italian ancestry which earned him caps for italy, who in two spells at charlton athletic made 177 appearances and scored 89 goals. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... Jimmy McAlister (born May 4, 1957 in the Bronx, New York) is a retired U.S. soccer defender. ... People named Ron Newman include: Ron Newman (computer programmer), an early developer of the X Window System, also known for his website on Scientology controversy. ... Mike Flanagan can refer to different people: Mike Flanagan (American Football player) Mike Flanagan (baseball player) Mike Flanagan (footballer) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Gary Etherington (born April 22, 1958 in England) is a retired English-American soccer player who began his professional career in the North American Soccer League before moving to the Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Tony Waiters (born in Southport on 2 February 1937) is a former England international football goalkeeper and Canadian national football team head coach ( manager). ... Johan Cruijff Johan Cruijff (born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football trainer/coach and former star player. ... Larry Hulcer is a former U.S. soccer forward and midfielder. ... Roger Davies is an Australian-born artist manager. ... Jeff Durgan is a retired U.S. soccer defender who played professionally for the New York Cosmos and seven times for the U.S. national team. ... Alan Thomas Hinton is a former English footballer most notably playing for Derby County and Nottingham Forest in the 1960s. ... Giorgio Chinaglia. ... Joseph Joe Morrone, Jr. ... Willy Roy is a retired U.S. soccer player and coach. ... Peter Ward is a (now retired) striker whose most successful time was with Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. He now lives in the USA, but can still be seen at Brighton games and events when he visits England. ... Pedro DeBrito (born May 25, 1959 in Cape Verde) is a retired U.S.-Cape Verdean soccer midfielder. ... Johnny Giles (born November 6, 1940 in Cabra, Republic of Ireland) was the all-round midfield general who was at the heart of the great Leeds United team of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Roberto Cabañas (born on April 20, 1961 in Pilar, Paraguay) was a Paraguayan football player who played as a striker. ... Gregg Thompson is a retired U.S. soccer player who coaches youth clubs. ... Slaviša Žungul, known in the United States as Steve Zungul (born July 28, 1954 in Croatia thenYugoslavia) is a Croat soccer striker. ... Roy Wegerle (born March 19, 1964 in Pretoria) is a South African-American soccer player, who played for the United States in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups. ... People named Ron Newman include: Ron Newman (computer programmer), an early developer of the X Window System, also known for his website on Scientology controversy. ...

Selected Former Players

Famous and prominent players of the NASL. Players featured here are internationals, played five or more seasons in the NASL or featured prominently in NASL statistical records.

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Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Colin Bell MBE (26 February 1946), is a former English football player who was born in Hesleden, County Durham, England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Arthur Tony Bellinger is a retired U.S. soccer defender who played both in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Chris Bennett (born 1952) is a former Canadian international and North American Soccer League soccer player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bermuda. ... Clyde Best MBE (born February 24, 1951 in Bermuda) was a Bermudian football player who most notably played striker for West Ham United, and was one of the first post-World War II black players in British football. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ... George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish football player best known for his years with Manchester United. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... John Best (born July 11, 1940 in Liverpool, England) is a former U.S.-English soccer defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Roberto Bettega (born December 27, 1950 in Turin) was an Italian footballer and arguably one of the greatest to ever put on the Juventus shirt. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sam Bick is a former U.S. soccer midfielder. ... 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Peter The Cat Bonetti (born September 27, 1941 in Putney, London, of Swiss parents) was a football goalkeeper for Chelsea F.C., the St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Gordon Bradley (born November 23, 1938 in Sunderland, England) is a former U.S.-English soccer Midfielder who played several seasons with lower division English clubs before moving to play in Canada. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jack Brand may refer to: Jack Brand (actor), an actor Jack Brand (soccer), an NASL goalkeeper Category: ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ian Bridge (born 18 September 1959 in Victoria) is a former member of the Canada mens national soccer team and current head coach of the national womens Under-20 national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Bill Brown (born William Dallas Fyfe Brown in Arbroath, Scotland, 8 October 1931; died in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, 1 December 2004) was the goalkeeper with Tottenham Hotspur when they won the double of League championship and FA Cup in 1961 - the first club in the 20th century to do so. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Brian Budd was a professional soccer player who became known to sports television audiences in Canada and briefly in the United States through his exploits in the Superstars multi-discipline sports competition in the late 1970s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Ivan Buljan (born 1949 in Runovići) is a former Croatian footballer and currently a manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... David Byrne is an English-born South African soccer coach and former professional player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Roberto Cabañas (born on April 20, 1961 in Pilar, Paraguay) was a Paraguayan football player who played as a striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Laurie Calloway (born Birmingham, England) is a retired English-U.S. soccer defender who spent thirteen years in the English leagues and six years in the North American Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Clifford Alistair Cliff Calvert (born April 21, 1954 in York, England) is an English former footballer. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Paul Cannell (Born Newcastle upon Tyne 2 September 1953) is a footballer who played forward for Newcastle United between 1972 - 1978. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Julio “Ringo” Cantillo is a former Costa Rican-American soccer midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Carmelo Cedrún Ochandategui (born 6 December 1930 at Amorebieta) is a former Spanish football goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... David Edwin Chadwick (born 19 August 1943) is a former professional footballer/soccer player, who played as a wing-forward, and now coaches in the United States of America. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Clive Charles (October 3, 1951_August 26, 2003) was a soccer player and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Paul Child (born December 8, 1952 in Birmingham, England) is a former U.S.-English soccer Forward who played nine seasons in the North American Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Giorgio Chinaglia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tony Chursky (born on June 13, 1953 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) is a former Canadian national soccer team and NASL player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Bobby Clark (born on September 26, 1945 in Glasgow) is a former Scottish football goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Joe “Joey” Clarke is a former U.S. soccer defender who currently coaches collegiate soccer at Washington University in St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ... Dave Clements was a Northern Irish footballer and football manager. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Neil Cohen (born September 12, 1955 in Dallas, Texas) is a former U.S. soccer defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ade Coker (born Lagos, Nigeria) is a retired Nigerian-American soccer forward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mike Connell (born November 1, 1956 in Mayfair, Johannesburg, South Africa is a former professional footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... James Patrick Jimmy Conway is a former professional football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Charlie Cooke (born 14 October 1942 in St Monance, Scotland) is a former Scottish footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Kenny Cooper Sr. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Joe Corrigan (born November 18, 1948 in Manchester), is a former football goalkeeper who played for Manchester City and England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dan Counce (born October 22, 1951 in St. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tony Crescitelli is a retired Italian-American soccer forward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Hendrik Johannes Cruijff ( ) - often spelled Cruyff outside the Netherlands; see IJ (digraph)); born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager/coach and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Teófilo Cubillas (born March 8, 1949 near Puente Piedra, Lima, Peru) was a Peruvian football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nelson A. Cupello is a former U.S. soccer defender and current collegiate soccer coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Steve Daley (born 15 April 1953 in Barnsley) is an English footballer who played for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester City, Seattle Sounders, Burnley, San Diego Sockers and Walsall as a midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Iraj Danaeifard (Persian: ‎ , born March 11, 1951 in Tehran, Iran) is a retired Iranian football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bermuda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Steve David (born March 11, 1950) is a former North American Soccer League star and Trinidad and Tobago international. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Roger Davies is an Australian-born artist manager. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Philip Davis (born in Grays, Essex, England) is film actor and director. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Richard Dean (Rick or Ricky) Davis (born November 24, 1958 in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Claremont, California) is a retired American soccer midfielder, and former captain of the U.S. National Team for much of the 1980s. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Kazimierz Deyna (born October 23, 1947 in Starogard GdaÅ„ski – died September 1, 1989 in San Diego, California) was a Polish football player, one of the best marksmen in the history of world football. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Angelo DiBernardo is a retired Argentine-American soccer player who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Willie Donachie (born 5 October 1951) is a Scottish former professional footballer and current manager of Football League One side Millwall. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... For the New Zealand cricketer, see Martin Donnelly (cricketer). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Don Droege is a former U.S. soccer defender who played seven sesaons in the North American Soccer League and three seasons in the Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Winston DuBose is a former American soccer goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Eugene “Gene” DuChateau (born in Queens, New York) is a former U.S. soccer goalkeeper who spent six seasons in the North American Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jeff Durgan is a retired U.S. soccer defender who played professionally for the New York Cosmos and seven times for the U.S. national team. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Harold Michael England MBE (born Holywell 2 December 1941) was a popular Welsh footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Andranik Eskandarian (born December 31, 1951) is an Iranian-American soccer player of Armenian descent, who played defender for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Gary Etherington (born April 22, 1958 in England) is a retired English-American soccer player who began his professional career in the North American Soccer League before moving to the Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (known by the playing name of Eusébio) (born January 25, 1942) nicknamed The Black Pearl and The Black Panther, is a Portuguese football player born in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Oscar Fabbiani was the leading scorer in the North American Soccer League for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 1979. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Charlie Fajkus is a former U.S. soccer midfielder who six seasons in the North American Soccer League and five in the Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Look up Luís Fernando in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Elías Ricardo Figueroa Brander (born October 25, 1946 in Valparaíso) is a former football (soccer) player from Chile. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Joey Fink (born July 31, 1951 in New York City) is a former U.S. soccer forward who spent six seasons in the North American Soccer League, two in the American Soccer League and seven in Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Michael Flanagan was an English footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mike Flater (born January 22, 1951 in Evanston, Illinois) is a retired U.S. soccer forward who spent six seasons in the North American Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ken Fogarty (born in Manchester, England) is a (naturalized) American soccer coach. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Santiago Formoso is a former U.S. soccer defender who spent spent five seasons in the North American Soccer League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Colin Fowles is a former U.S. soccer player who died as a result of random gunfire while playing recreational soccer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Trevor John Francis (born April 19, 1954 in Boxhill, Plymouth, England), was a noted footballer and Englands first £1 million player. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Ronald (Ron) Futcher (born 25 September 1956 in Chester) is a former professional soccer forward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Jimmy Gabriel is an ex-Everton F.C. and Scottish footballer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Brian Gant is a former professional soccer player and Canadian international. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Gene Geimer is a former U.S. soccer forward who spent seven seasons in the North American Soccer League and at least one season in Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Archibald Archie Gemmill (born March 24, 1947 in Paisley, Renfrewshire) is a Scottish former footballer, best known for his time at Nottingham Forest. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Johnny Giles (born November 6, 1940 in Dublin) was the all-round midfield general who was at the heart of the great Leeds United team of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Rudy Glenn is a retired U.S. soccer player who coaches youth soccer and works in the Chicago Power front office. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Jan Goossens (born December 18, 1958 in Velp) is a former star American indoor soccer player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... George Graham (born November 30, 1944 in Bargeddie, Lanarkshire) is a Scottish former football player and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Karl-Heinz Granitza (born November 1, 1951 in Lünen) was an German football (soccer) player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Gerry Gray (born January 20, 1961 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a former Canadian national soccer team player, who played 33 times for Canadas full national team as well as for the Olympic and youth national teams. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Alan Green is a retired English-U.S. soccer forward. ... Image File history File links Flag of Rhodesia, 1965–1968. ... Bruce David Grobbelaar (born October 6, 1957 in Durban, South Africa) was a football goalkeeper for Zimbabwe and a number of clubs, most notably Liverpool F.C. during their dominant 1980s period. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Clive Griffiths is the name of the following: Teacher, deejay: Clive Malcolm Griffiths Bass guitar player, member of The Four Bucketeers: Clive Griffiths (bassist) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Kai Haaskivi (born in Lahti, Finland) is a former indoor soccer star, North American Soccer League player, and Finland national football team member. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Richard “Dick” Hall is a former U.S.-English soccer defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Ian Chico Hamilton (born 31st October 1950 in Streatham) was an English footballer who was nicknamed Chico after the jazz player of the same name. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Alan Hamlyn is a former U.S.-English soccer defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... David Harvey (born February 7, 1948 in Leeds, England) was for many years the reserve goalkeeper for Leeds United during their glory era of the 1960s and 1970s and yet is more fondly remembered than the man who blocked his path for so long. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Mark Wayne Hateley (born November 7, 1961) was an English football (soccer) player who played as a centre-forward. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Larry Hausmann is a former U.S. soccer midfielder who spent nine seasons in the North American Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Kevin James Hector (born in Leeds November 2, 1941) was an English footballer who played as a forward for Bradford Park Avenue, Vancouver Whitecaps, Burton Albion and Derby County during their most successful spell under Brian Clough and Dave Mackay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Stephen Derek Heighway (born November 25, 1947) was a cultured footballer in the hugely successful Liverpool team of the 1970s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Gordon Alec Hill (born 1 April 1954 in Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, England) is an English former football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Alan Thomas Hinton is a former English footballer most notably playing for Derby County and Nottingham Forest in the 1960s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Jim Holton (born April 11, 1951 in Lesmahagow - died on October 5, 1993) was a Scottish football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bermuda. ... Honorable Kenneth Randolph (Randy) Horton, JP, MP is a former North American Soccer League star player and current Bermuda government cabinet minister. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Ray Hudson (born March 24, 1955 in Gateshead, England), the son of a toolmaker and a seamstress, is a (retired) professional football (soccer) player and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... For other people with the same name, please see Stephen Hunt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Sir Geoffrey Charles Hurst, MBE (born December 8, 1941 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire) is a footballer enshrined in the games history as the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Gerry Ingram is a retired English football player who played for Blackpool F.C., Preston North End and Bradford City. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... David Irving, born in 1952 in Allerdale, England is a former professional football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Wilhelmus Wim Marinus Anthonius Jansen (born October 28, 1946, Rotterdam) is a former Dutch Football player and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Tommy (Tom) Jenkins (born 2 December 1947 in Bethnal Green, England) is a former English footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Willie Johnston (born December 19, 1946, in Glasgow) was a football player for Rangers, West Bromwich Albion, Vancouver Whitecaps, Birmingham City (on loan), Heart of Midlothian and Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... John Kerr, Sr. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Brian Kidd (born 29 May 1949, Collyhurst, Manchester) is an English former professional footballer, who since his retirement has worked as both a coach and manager. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Victor Kodelja is a former member of the Canadian national soccer team and NASLer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Helmut Kremers (born March 23, 1949) is a former German football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Jørgen Kristensen (born December 12, 1946), nicknamed Troldmanden (the Wizard), is a Danish former football (soccer) player, who played professionally for a number of foreign clubs. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Rudolf (Ruud or Rudi) Jozef Krol (born March 24, 1949 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch footballer who was capped 83 times for his native country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Bob Lenarduzzi (born 1 May 1955 in Vancouver) is a former North American Soccer League star, Canadian International, and coach of the Canadian national and olympic soccer teams. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tino Lettieri (born 27 September 1957 in Bari, Italy) is a former NASL and MISL professional soccer goalkeeper. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Rodney William Marsh (born October 11, 1944 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire) is a retired English footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Arnie Mausser (born February 28, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American soccer goalkeeper whoed played with 8 different NASL teams from 1975-1984. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Alan Mayer is a former soccer goalkeeper from the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jimmy McAlister (born May 4, 1957 in the Bronx, New York) is a retired U.S. soccer defender. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Pat McBride was an American soccer player and soccer coach from St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... John McGrane is a former professional soccer player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wes McLeod (born October 24, 1957 in Vancouver, Canada) is a former Canadian national soccer team player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ... Peter James McParland, MBE (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Alan Merrick is a retired British-U.S. soccer defender. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Shep Messing (born Bronx, New York) is a former American soccer star and current broadcaster. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Carlos Metidieri (born December 18,1942) is a former professional Brazilian soccer player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dale Mitchell (born April 21, 1958 in Vancouver) is a former top-level professional soccer who played for several North American teams in the 1980s and 90s and is tied for having scored the most career goals for the Canadian national team, having scored 19 times in 55 appearances. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Ilija Mitic (born July 19, 1940 in Belgrade) is a former professional soccer player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Willie Morgan (born October 2, 1944 in Sauchie) was a Scottish football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Robert Frederick Chelsea Bobby Moore, OBE (born Barking, England, April 12, 1941 - died London, February 24, 1993) was an English footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... Kaizer Motaung (16 October 1944 - ) was a South African soccer player and founder of the Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, of which he is still (as of 2005) chairman and managing director. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Steven (Steve) Carl Moyers (born September 23, 1956 in St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Glenn Mooch Myernick (December 29, 1954 – October 9, 2006) was an American soccer player and coach of several teams from 1993 to 2006. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Johannes (Johan) Jacobus Neeskens (born September 15, 1951) is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ... Jimmy Nicholl (born on February 28, 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) was an Northern Irish football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Björn Nordqvist (born October 6, 1942 in Hallsberg) is a former football defender from Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... Patrick Ace Ntsoelengoe was one of the most talented soccer players ever from South Africa, he played 11 seasons in the North American Soccer League, beginning in 1973 with the Miami Toros. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Fran OBrien was an Irish soccer player during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... José Oscar Bernardi (born June 20, 1954) is a noted Brazilian football (soccer) player, having been on the Brazil national football team and a member of São Paulo Futebol Clube and Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, and having played in the Football World Cup in 1978 and 1986. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Peter Osgood (February 20, 1947 - March 1, 2006) played football in the Football League in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Phil Parkes (born July 14, 1947, West Bromwich) is a former professional football goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Andew Parkinson is a retired U.S.-South African soccer forward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Pele redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mark Peterson is a retired U.S. soccer forward. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Henry James Harry Redknapp (born March 2, 1947) is an English former footballer who has had a long career in football management and is the current manager of Portsmouth in the English Premier League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Pieter Robert (Rob) Rensenbrink (born July 3, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a former Dutch football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Peter Helmut Ressel (born December 4, 1945 in Krommenie, Noord-Holland) is a retired football winger from the Netherlands, who obtained three caps for the Dutch national team. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Bob Rigby, born on July 3, 1951, in Ridley Park, PA, was among the most talented soccer goalkeepers born in the United States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Wim Rijsbergen is a football manager, and is currently in charge of the Trinidad and Tobago national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Bruce David Rioch (born September 6, 1947 in Aldershot) most recent position was as the coach of football club Odense BK in the Danish Superliga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... Neill Roberts is a former North American soccer professional player of South African birth. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Jimmy Robertson Born 17 December 1944 in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Romerito (born Julio Cesar Romero Insfrán on August 28, 1960 in Luque, Paraguay) was a Paraguayan football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Thomas Rongen (born October 31, 1956 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch soccer coach, currently the head of Major League Soccer club C.D. Chivas USA. Rongen began his coaching career with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, whom he coached from 1989 to 1994. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Kyle Rote, Jr. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Werner Roth (born April 4, 1948 in Yugoslavia) is an American soccer player most associated with the New York Cosmos. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Willy Roy is a retired U.S. soccer player and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Hugo Sánchez Márquez (born July 11, 1958), popularly nicknamed Pentapichichi and Hugol, is the Mexican National Teams coach and Mexican former football striker who played for four European clubs, including Real Madrid. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Barbados. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Branko Segota (born June 8, 1961 in Yugoslavia) is a former Canadian professional soccer forward, starring in the original Major Indoor Soccer League and the last years of the North American Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Peter Dennis Silvester (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... António Simões da Costa (pron. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Alexander “Alex” Skotarek is a former U.S. soccer defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... Derek Smethurst (c. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Robert Bobby Smith (born March 29, 1951) is a retired U.S. soccer defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... Matsilela Ephraim Sono (affectionately known as Jomo Sono and sometimes also called the Black Prince of South African Soccer) (17 July 1955 - ) is a South African soccer club owner and coach and was also a star soccer player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Graeme James Souness (IPA: []) (born 6 May 1953 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Derek Spalding (born in Scotland) is a former U.S.-Scottish soccer defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Norbert Nobby Peter Stiles MBE (born Collyhurst, Manchester, 18 May 1942) is an English former football midfielder. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Momcilo Mike Stojanovic is a former NASL and Canadian international soccer forward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Carl Strong (born January 21, 1958 in Annandale, Virginia) is a former U.S. soccer midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Globe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Wilhemus L.J. Wim Suurbier (born 16 January 1945) is a former Dutch football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Brian Talbot (born July 21, 1953) is an English football manager and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Colin Todd (born 12 December 1948 in Chester-le-Street) is a former English football player and current manager of Randers FC in the Danish Superliga. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Alan Trost is a retired U.S. soccer forward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Timothy “Tim” Twellman is a former U.S. soccer player who spent seven years in the North American Soccer League and two years in the Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Carl Valentine (born 4 July 1958 in Manchester, England) is a former professional soccer player and coach who has had a long association with soccer in the Vancouver area of Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Jan van Beveren (Born on March 5, 1948 in Amsterdam, Netherlands) was a goalkeeper who played with the Dutch National Team during the mid-1970s, although he did not play in either the 1974 or 1978 World Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... François Van Der Elst was a Belgian football player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Perry Van der Beck is a retired U.S. soccer midfielder and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Juli Veee (born on February 22, 1950 in Budapest, Hungary as Gyula Visnyei) is a retired U.S.-Hugarian soccer midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Peter Ward is a (now retired) striker whose most successful time was with Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. He now lives in the USA, but can still be seen at Brighton games and events when he visits England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Doug Wark is a former U.S. soccer forward who spent five seasons in the North American Soccer League and at least one season in Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... David Vernon Watson, sometimes called Dave Watson (born October 5, 1946 in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire), was a centre half who was part of the Sunderland team that won the FA Cup in 1973. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Roy Wegerle (born March 19, 1964 in Pretoria) is a South African-American soccer player, who played for the United States in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... Steve Wegerle (born in Pretoria May 15, 1953) is a former professional soccer player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Keith Weller (11 June 1946 – 13 November 2004) was an English footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Tony Whelan (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Alan Willey The second-leading goal scorer in the history of the NASL (North American Soccer League), Alan played most of his career with the Minnesota Kicks and was inducted to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2003. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jean Willrich is a retired U.S.-German soccer forward. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Bruce Wilson (born June 20, 1951 in Vancouver) was a NASL and Canadian international soccer player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Giuseppe Wilson (born Darlington, England 27 October 1945) is a retired English Italian football player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dennis Wit is a former U.S. soccer midfielder who spent nine seasons in the North American Soccer League. ... 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Current professionals with parents in the NASL

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Jordan Cila (born April 11, 1982 in Jericho, New York) is an American soccer midfielder, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... This article is about the soccer player. ... Kenny Cooper Sr. ... Jordi Cruyff (born February 9, 1974 in Amsterdam), is a professional football player. ... Hendrik Johannes Cruijff ( ) - often spelled Cruyff outside the Netherlands; see IJ (digraph)); born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager/coach and former player. ... Alecko Eskandarian (born July 9, 1982 in Montvale, New Jersey) is an ethnic Armenian professional soccer player in Major League Soccer, playing for Toronto FC. He is the son of Iranian national player Andranik Eskandarian, an Iranian-Armenian who played soccer professionally for the New York Cosmos. ... Andranik Eskandarian (born December 31, 1951) is an Iranian-American soccer player of Armenian descent, who played defender for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. ... Julie Fleeting (b. ... Sasha Gotsmanov (born September 19, 1982 in Minsk, Belarus) is an American-Belarussian soccer player, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Sergey Anatolyevich Gotsmanov (Russian: ) (born in Minsk, Belarus March 27, 1959) is a former Belarusian footballer who played for the USSR in the 1980s. ... Shawn Kuykendall (born February 21, 1982 in Fairfax, Virginia) is an American soccer player who plays midfielder for Red Bull New York (formerly the MetroStars) of Major League Socccer[1]. His parents are Kurt and Sherry Kuykendall. ... John Kerr, Jr. ... John Kerr, Sr. ... Daniel Nardiello (born October 22, 1982 in Coventry) is an English football player. ... John Barry Nusum (born March 18, 1981 in Devonshire, Bermuda) is a Bermudian soccer player, who currently plays striker for the Toronto Lynx of the USL First Division and the Philadelphia Kixx of the MISL. Nusum played college soccer at Furman University, where he was thrice named an NSCAA All... Taylor Timothy Twellman (born February 29, 1980 in St. ... Timothy “Tim” Twellman is a former U.S. soccer player who spent seven years in the North American Soccer League and two years in the Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Steve Wegerle (born in Pretoria May 15, 1953) is a former professional soccer player. ... Roy Wegerle (born March 19, 1964 in Pretoria) is a South African-American soccer player, who played for the United States in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups. ... Chris Wingert (b. ... Bobby Clark (born on September 26, 1945 in Glasgow) is a former Scottish football goalkeeper. ... Craig Ziadie (born September 20, 1978 in Pembroke Pines, Florida) is a Jamaican-American soccer player, who last played right back for the MetroStars of Major League Soccer. ... David Edward Edgar (born May 19, 1987 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian football player. ... Eddie Edgar (born October 31, 1956) is an English former professional football goalkeeper. ... Leighton OBrien (born March 14, 1976 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American soccer player. ... Fran OBrien was an Irish soccer player during the 1970s and 1980s. ...

Average Attendance

  • 1968: 4,747
  • 1969: 4,699
  • 1970: 2,930
  • 1971: 3,163
  • 1972: 4,159
  • 1973: 4,780
  • 1974: 5,954
  • 1975: 7,770
  • 1976: 7,642
  • 1977: 10,295
  • 1978: 13,558
  • 1979: 13,084
  • 1980: 14,201
  • 1981: 14,084
  • 1982: 13,155
  • 1983: 13,258
  • 1984: 10,759

The 1984 NASL Season was the final season of the North American Soccer League. ...

See also

This North American Soccer League gave out an MVP Award each year from 1968 to 1984. ... The Soccer Bowl was the championship game of the North American Soccer League from 1975 to 1983. ...

Teams named after NASL teams

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The second Baltimore Bays were a soccer team based out of Baltimore, Maryland that played in the American Soccer League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The third Baltimore Bays were a soccer team based out of Baltimore, Maryland that played in the USISL. They became the Eastern Shore Sharks in 1998 when they moved to Salisbury, Maryland. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The second Detroit Express was an American soccer club based in Detroit, Michigan that was a member of the American Soccer League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... On January 23rd, 2007, the formation of the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League was announced along with that a series of exhibition games would take place in various markets to gauge interest. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... // On August 23rd, 1996, at a hastily arranged press conference at Telus Field it was announced that Peter Pocklington has purchased the Chicago Power of the National Professional Soccer League and was moving them to Edmonton for the rapidly approaching 96/97 season. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... After a six year hiatus, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers name was revived in 1988, with a team joining the newly-formed American Soccer League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... In 1994, the Fort Lauderdale Kicks began play in the USISL. The next year, with the folding of the APSL Strikers, the Kicks took the name Fort Lauderdale Strikers for themselves. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... old logo Jomo Cosmos is a South African football (soccer) team based in Johannesburg that participates in the countrys Premier Soccer League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Kaizer Chiefs can refer to: Kaizer Chiefs Football Club - a South African football team Kaiser Chiefs - a music group Categories: Disambiguation ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The second Las Vegas Quicksilver were a soccer club that competed in the USISL. Categories: | | ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Portland Timbers are Portland, Oregons entry in the USL First Division, the second tier of professional soccer in the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... // The second version of the San Diego Sockers were a team in the new Major Indoor Soccer League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Earthquakes, Quakes, The Boys in Blue, Los Terremotos de San José Stadium Buck Shaw Stadium McAfee Coliseum (high attendance games)[1] Coach None Owner Earthquakes Soccer, LLC First Game San Jose Clash 1 - 0 D.C. United (Spartan Stadium; April 6, 1996... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the current Seattle Sounders team. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... // In 1985, less than one year after the Toronto Blizzard ceased operations due to the failure of the North American Soccer League (the club had never actually folded), Blizzard owners York-Hanover purchased Dynamo Latino of the semi-professional Ontario-based National Soccer League (established 1922) with the intention of... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The second Tulsa Roughnecks were an American soccer team that played in the United Soccer Leagues from 1993-99. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Whitecaps (officially Whitecaps F.C.) are a Canadian professional soccer team, which currently plays in the USL First Division (formerly the A-League) of the United Soccer Leagues (USL), the largest system of national soccer leagues in North America. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... // In 1988, one of the inaugural franchises in the third incarnation of the American Soccer League was named the Washington Diplomats. ...

References

  1. ^ A-LEAGUE WRAP: Thunder to open in Metrodome, Soccer America, February 26, 2003, <http://www.socceramerica.com/article.asp?Art_ID=562132961>

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Preceded by
ASL II
Division 1 Soccer League in the United States
1967-1984
Succeeded by
Major Indoor Soccer League

The American Soccer League, operating between 1921 and 1933, was the first significant viable professional soccer league in the United States. ... The American Soccer Pyramid is a term used in soccer to describe the structure of the league system in the United States. ... This article is about the 1978-1992 Major Indoor Soccer League. ...


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