1975 North American Soccer League season


1975 North American Soccer League season

Statistics of North American Soccer League in season 1975. This was the 8th season of the NASL.

Contents

Overview

The league comprised 20 teams with the Tampa Bay Rowdies winning the championship.

Pelé joined the New York Cosmos in 1975.

1975 was the first year the league used the term Soccer Bowl for their championship game.

Changes from the Previous Season

New Teams

  • Chicago Sting
  • Hartford Bicentennials
  • Portland Timbers
  • San Antonio Thunder
  • Tampa Bay Rowdies

Points/Ties

The 1975 season saw the removal of ties, and it wouldn't be until 2000 that a top-tier American soccer league implemented ties.

Name Changes

  • Toronto Metros to Toronto Metros-Croatia

Regular season

W = Wins, L = Losses, T= Ties GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts= point system

6 points for a win 1 point for a shootout win 0 points for a loss 1 point for each regulation goal scored up to three per game

Northern Division

W L GF GA PT
Boston Minutemen 13 9 41 29 116
Toronto Metros-Croatia 13 9 39 28 114
New York Cosmos 10 12 39 38 91
Rochester Lancers 6 16 29 49 64
Hartford Bicentennials 6 16 27 51 61

Eastern Division

W L GF GA PT
Tampa Bay Rowdies 16 6 46 27 135
Miami Toros 14 8 47 30 123
Washington Diplomats 12 10 42 47 112
Philadelphia Atoms 10 12 33 42 90
Baltimore Comets 9 13 34 52 87

Central Division

W L GF GA PT
St. Louis Stars 13 9 38 34 115
Chicago Sting 12 10 39 33 106
Denver Dynamos 9 13 37 42 85
Dallas Tornado 9 13 33 38 83
San Antonio Thunder 6 16 24 46 59

Western Division

W L GF GA PT
Portland Timbers 16 6 43 27 138
Seattle Sounders 15 7 42 28 129
Los Angeles Aztecs 12 10 42 33 107
Vancouver Whitecaps 11 11 38 28 99
San Jose Earthquakes 8 14 37 48 83

Playoffs

Quarter-finals

August 15 Seattle Sounders 1 – 2 Portland Timbers Portland (OR), Civic Stadium

August 13 Miami Toros 2 – 1 Boston Minutemen Foxborough, MA, Schaefer Stadium

August 13 Los Angeles Aztecs 1 – 2 St. Louis Stars St. Louis, Busch Memorial Stadium

August 13 Toronto Metros-Croatia 0 – 1 Tampa Bay Rowdies Tampa, Tampa Stadium

Semi-finals

August 16 Miami Toros 0 – 3 Tampa Bay Rowdies Tampa, Tampa Stadium

August 17 St. Louis Stars 0 – 1 Portland Timbers Portland (OR), Civic Stadium

Soccer Bowl '75

August 24 Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 – 0 Portland Timbers San Jose, Spartan Stadium

Post season awards

References


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