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The United Soccer Association (USA) and the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) both operated separately in 1967. These two leagues merged in 1968 to form the North American Soccer League (NASL)

 

National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) 1967

United Soccer Association (USA) 1967

 


USA Championship

Year Champion Runner-up Result
1967 Los Angeles Wolves Washington Whips 6-5 (OT)

Note: Los Angeles Wolves were Walverhampton of England and
Washington Whips were Aberdeen of Scotland.


NPSL Championship

Year Champion Runner-up Result
1967 Oakland Clippers Baltimore Bays 4-2  (aggregate goals)

 


NASL Championships (Soccer Bowl from 1975-83)

Year Champion Runner-up Result
1968 Atlanta Chiefs San Diego Toros 3-0 (aggregate goals)
1969 Kansas City Spurs  Atlanta Chiefs no playoffs
1970 Rochester Lancers Washington Darts 4-3 (aggregate goals)
1971 Dallas Tornado Atlanta Chiefs 2 -1 (series)
1972 New York Cosmos St. Louis Stars 2-1
1973 Philadelphia Atoms Dallas Tornado 2-0
1974 Los Angeles Toros Miami Toros 4-3 (PK)
1975 Tampa Bay Rowdies Portland Timbers 2-0
1976 Toronto Metros (Croatia) Minnesota Kicks 3-0
1977 New York Cosmos Seattle Sounders 2-1
1978 New York Cosmos Tampa Bay Rowdies 3-1
1979 Vancouver Whitecaps Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1
1980 New York Cosmos Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 3-0
1981 Chicago Sting New York Cosmos 1-0 (SO)
1982 New York Cosmos Seattle Sounders 1-0
1983 Tulsa Roughnecks Toronto Blizzard 2-0
1984 Chicago Sting Toronto Blizzard  2-0 (series)

 Note: 1968 and 1970 were a two games series with the team with the total aggregate goals scored in both games declared the champion. In 1969, there were no playoffs, the regular season champion was declared the league champ. In 1971 and 1984, there was a three game series played to determine the champion. In all the other years, a one game championship was played.


MVP Award

Year Player,  Team
1967 Not Awarded (USA)
1967 Ruben Navarro, Philadelphia Spartans (NPSL)
1968 John Kowalik, Chicago Mustangs
1969 Cirilio Fernandez, Kansas City Spurs
1970 Carlos Metidieri, Rochester Lancers
1971 Carlos Metidieri, Rochester Lancers
1972 Randy Horton, New York Cosmos
1973 Warren Archibald, Miami Toros
1974 Peter Silvester, Baltimore Comets
1975 Steve David, Miami Toros
1976 Pele, New York Cosmos
1977 Franz Beckenbauer, New York Cosmos
1978 Mike Flanagan, New England Tea Men
1979 Johan Cruyff, Los Angeles Aztecs
1980 Roger Davies, Seattle Sounders
1981 Giorgio Chinaglia, New York Cosmos
1982 Peter Ward, Seattle Sounders
1983 Roberto Cabanas, New York Cosmos
1984 Steve Zungul, Golden Bay Earthquakes
 

Annual Scoring Leaders

Year Player, Team Gms G A Pts
1967 Roberto Boninsegna, Chicago (USA) 9 11 1 23
1967 Yanko Daucik, Toronto (NPSL) 17 20 8 48
1968 John Kowalik, Chicago 28 30 9 69
1969 Kaizer Motaung, Atlanta 15 16 4 36
1970 Kirk Apostolidis, Dallas 19 16 3 35
Carlos Metidieri, Rochester 22 14 7 35
1971 Carlos Metidieri, Rochester 24 19 8 46
1972 Randy Horton, New York 13 9 4 22
1973 Kyle Rote, Jr., Dallas 18 10 10 30
1974 Paul Child, San Jose 20 15 6 36
1975 Steve David, Miami 21 23 6 52
1976 Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 19 19 11 49
1977 Steve David, Los Angeles 24 26 6 58
1978 Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 30 34 11 79
1979 Oscar Fabbiani, Tampa Bay 26 25 8 58
1980 Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 32 32 13 77
1981 Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 32 29 16 74
1982 Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 32 20 15 55
1983 Roberto Cabanas, New York 28 25 16 66
1984 Steve Zungul, Golden Bay 24 20 10 50
 

NASL All-Time Leading Scorers

Points
Player, Team Years Gms G A Pts
Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 1976-83 213 193 81 478
Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago 1978-84 199 128 101 357
Alan Willey, Minn-Montreal 1976-84 238 129 48 306
Ron Futcher, Minn-Port-Tulsa 1976-84 201 119 58 296
Ace Ntsoelengoe, Mia-Den-Mn-Tor 1973-84 244 87 82 256
Paul Child, Atlanta-SJ-Memphis 1972-81 241 102 47 251
Illja Mitic, Oak-Dal-San Jose 1967-76 166 101 37 239
Steve David, Mia-LA-Dt-Ca-SD-SJ 1974-81 175 100 28 228
Laurie Abrahams, NE-Tul-CA-SD 1978-84 162 76 64 216
Mike Stojanovic, Roc-SD-SJ 1976-82 179 83 45 211
Other recognizable names not in Top-10
Carlos Metidieri, LA-Roc-Bos 1968, 70-74 130 61 28 150
Rodney Marsh, Tampa Bay 1976-79 94 48 50 146
Julie Veee. LA-SJ-SD 1975-82 166 34 68 136
Randy Horton, NY-Was-Har 1971-76 89 51 23 125
Kyle Rote Jr., Dal-Hou 1973-79 142 43 38 124
Steve Zungul, Golden Bay 1983-84 46 36 25 97
Oscar Fabbiani, Tampa Bay 1979-81 55 40 11 91
Pele, New York 1975-77 56 31 25 87
Johan Cruyff, LA, Was 1979-81 53 25 37 87
Franz Beckenbauer, NY 1977-80, 83 105 19 47 85
Goals
Player, Team Years Gms G
Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 1976-83 213 193
Alan Willey, Min-Mon 1976-84 238 129
Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago 1978-84 199 128
Ron Futcher, Min-Por-Tulsa 1976-84 201 119
Paul Child, Atl-SJ-Memphis 1972-91 241 102
Illja Mitic, Oak-Dal-San Jose 1967-78 166 101
Steve David, Mia-LA-Dt-Ca-SD-SJ 1974-81 175 100
Assists
Player, Team Years Gms A
Vladislav Bogicevic, New York 1978-84 203 147
Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago 1978-84 199 101
Ray Hudson, Florida-Minn 1977-84 197 99
Steve Wegerle, TB-NY-Florida 1977-84 196 88
Ace Ntsoelengoe, Mia-Den-Mn-Tor 1973-84 244 82
Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 1976-83 213 81
David Bradford, Dt-Was-Tul-Sea 1978-84 197 80
 

NASL Annual All League (Best 11) Teams

1967 USA First Team
G- Bobby Clark, Washington Whips
D- Mario Tito, Houston Stars
D- Jose Fidelis, Houston Stars
D- Pat Stanton, Toronto City
M- Jim Baxter, Vancouver Royals
M- Tommy McMillan, Washington Whips
M- Ary Clemente, Houston Stars
F- Paulo Borges, Houston Stars
F- Peter Dobing, Cleveland Stokers
F- George Eastham, Cleveland Stokers
F- Roy Vernon, Cleveland Stokers

1967 USA Second Team
G- Gordon Banks, Cleveland
D- Eric Skeels, Cleveland
D- Jan Villerius, San Francisco
D- Joe Davis, Toronto
M- John Moore, Cleveland
M- Miguel Angelo Longo, Chicago
M- Doug Smith, Dallas
F- Henk Houwaart, San Francisco
F- Roberto Boninsegna, Chicago
F- Benedicto Ribeiro, New York
F- Peter Cormack, Toronto

1967 NPSL First Team
G- Mirko Stojanovic, Oakland Clippers
D- Mel Scott, Oakland Clippers
D- Badu Da Cruz, Baltimore Bays
M- Juan Santisteban, Baltimore Bays
M- Ilija Mitic, Oakland Clippers
M- Ruben Navarro, Baltimore Bays
F- Willy Roy, Chicago Mustangs
F- Co Prins, Pittsburgh Phantoms
F- Mario Baesso, Oakland Clippers
F- Art Welch, Baltimore Bays
F- Emment Kapengwe, Atlanta Chiefs

1968 NASL First Team
G- Mirko Stojanovic, Oakland Clippers
D- Mel Scott, Oakland Clippers
D- Momcilio Gavric, Oakland Clippers
M- David Davidovic, Oakland Clippers
M- Ron Crisp, San Diego Toros
M- Ruben Navarro, Cleveland Stokers
F- John Kowalik, Chicago Mustangs
F- Pepe Fernandez, San Diego Toros
F- Jorgen Kristensen, Chicago Mustangs
F- Casey Frankiewicz, St. Louis Stars
F- Ilija Mitic, Oakland Clippers

1968 NASL Second Team
G-Vic Rouse, Atlanta
D-John Worbye, Washington
D-John Cocking, Attanta
M-Dennis Viollet, Baltimore
M-Milan Cop, Oakland
M-Tony Knapp, Los Angeles
F-Victorio Casa, Washington
F-Mario Baesso, Oakland
F-Eric Barber, Kansas City
F-Vava (Edvaldo Neto), San Diego
F-Enrique Mateos, Cleveland

1969 NASL First Team
G- Leonel Conde, Kansas City Spurs
D- John Borodiak, Baltimore Bays
D- Kirk Apostolidis, Dallas Tornado
M- William Quiros, Kansas City Spurs
M- John Best, Dallas Tornado
M- Joe Puls, St. Louis Stars
F- Pepe Fernandez, San Diego Toros
F- Kaizer Motaung, Atlanta Chiefs
F- Manfred Seissler, Kansas City Spurs
F- Ilija Mitic, Dallas Tornado
F- Emment Kapengwe, Atlanta Chiefs
F- Art Welch, Baltimore Bays

1970 NASL First Team
G- Lincoln Phillips, Washington Darts
D- Charlie Mitchell, Rochester Lancers
D- Uriel daVeiga, Atlanta Chiefs
M- Willie Evans, Washington Darts
M- John Best, Dallas Tornado
M- Willie Fraser, Washington Darts
F- Carlos Metidieri, Rochester Lancers
F- Dave Metchick, Atlanta Chiefs
F- Art Welch, Atlanta Chiefs
F- Leroy DeLeon, Washington Darts
F- Manfred Seissler, Kansas City Spurs

1970 NASL Second Team
G- Leonel Conde, Kansas City
D- John Cocking, Atlanta
D- Delroy Scott, Atlanta
M- Ray Bloomfield, Atlanta
M- Roy Turner, Dalas
M- Bob DeLuca, Rochester
F- Warren Archibald, Washington
F- Clarival Oliveira, Kansas City
F- Kirk Apostolidis, Dallas
F- Mike Renshaw, Dallas
F- Pat McBride, St. Louis

1971 NASL First Team
G- Mirko Stojanovic, Dallas Tornado
D- Dick Hall, Dallas Tornado
D- Willie Evans, Washington Darts
D- Peter Short, Rochester Lancers
D- John Best, Dallas Tornado
M- Dragan Popovic, St. Louis Stars
M- Siggy Stritzl, New York Cosmos
F- Carlos Metidieri, Rochester Lancers
F- Randy Horton, New York Cosmos
F- Kaizer Motaung, Atlanta Chiefs
F- Manfred Seissler, Rochester Lancers

1971 NASL Second Team
G- Leonel Conde, Washington
D- Clive Charles, Montreal
D- Uriel daVeiga, Atlanta
D- John Cocking, Atlanta
D- Charles Mitchell, Rochester
M- Francisco Escos, Rochester
M- Felix Correia, Toronto
F- Warren Archibald, Washington
F- Casey Frankiewicz, St. Louis
F- Franco Gallina, Montreal
F- Jorge Siega, New York


1972 NASL First Team
G- Ken Cooper, Dallas Tornado
D- John Best, Dallas Tornado
D- John Sewell, St. Louis Stars
D- Peter Short, Rochester Lancers
D- Willie Evans, Miami Gatos
M- John Kerr, New York Cosmos
M- Graeme Souness, Montreal Olympique
M- Pat McBride, St. Louis Stars
F- Randy Horton, New York Cosmos
F- Paul Child, Atlanta Chiefs
F- Michael Dillon, Montreal Olympique

1972 NASL Second Team
G- Dick Howard, Toronto
D- Dick Hall, Dallas
D- Clive Charles, Montreal
D- Wilf Tranter, St. Louis
D- Brian Rowan, Toronto
M- Francisco Escos, Rochester
M- Dave Metchick, Miami
M- Siggy Stritzl, New York
F- Carlos Metidieri, Rochester
F- Art Welch, Atlanta
F- Jorge Siega, New York

1973 NASL First Team
G- Ken Cooper, Dallas Tornado
D- John Best, Dallas Tornado
D- Chris Dunleavy, Philadelphia Atoms
D- David Sadler, Miami Toros
D- Brian Rowan, Toronto Metros
M- Ilija Mitic, Dallas Tornado
M- Fernando Pinto, Toronto Metros
M- Ian McPhee, Toronto Metros
F- Andy Provan, Philadelphia Atoms
F- Jim Fryatt, Philadelphia Atoms
F- Warren Archibald, Miami Toros

1973 NASL Second Team
G- Bob Rigby, Philadelphia
D- Bob Smith, Philadelphia
D- Derek Trevis, Philadelphia
D- Dick Hall, Dallas
D- Roy Evans, Philadelphia
M- Pat McBride, St. Louis
M- Francisco Escos, Rochester
M- Roberto Aguirre, Miami
F- Joe Fink, New York
F- Rick Reynolds, Dallas
F- Randy Horton, New York

1974 NASL First Team
G- Barry Watling, Seattle Sounders
D- Dick Hall, Dallas Tornado
D- Albert Jackson, Dallas Tornado
D- Chris Dunleavy, Philadelphia Atoms
D- Geoff Butler, Baltimore Comets
M- Ronnie Sharp, Miami Toros
M- Ilija Mitic, Dallas Tornado
M- Roberto Aguirre, Miami Toros
F- Paul Child, San Jose Earthquakes
F- John Rowlands, Seattle Sounders
F- Peter Silvester, Baltimore Comets


1974 NASL Second Team
G- Bob Rigby, Philadelphia
D- Ralph Wright, Miami
D- Derek Trevis, Philadelphia
D- Jim Gabriel, Seattle
D- Brian Rowan, Toronto
M- Hank Liotart, Seattle
M- Luis Marotte, Los Angeles
M- Fernando Pinto, Toronto
F- Ade Coker, Boston
F- Doug McMillan, Los Angeles
F- Warren Archibald, Miami

1975 NASL First Team
G- Peter Bonetti, St. Louis Stars
D- Bob Smith, Philadelphia Atoms
D- Mike England, Seattle Sounders
D- Werner Roth, New York Cosmos
D- Farrukh Quraishi, Tampa Bay Rowdies
M- Arfon Griffiths, Seattle Sounders
M- Ronnie Sharp, Miami Toros
M- Antonio Simoes, Boston Minutemen
F- Steve David, Miami Toros
F- Pele, New York Cosmos
F- Gordon Hill, Chicago Sting

1975 NASL Second Team
G- Ken Cooper, Dallas
D- Tony Want, Philadelphia
D- Stewart Jump, Tampa Bay
D- Ralph Wright, Miami
D- Charlie Mitchell, Rochester
M- Barry Powell, Portland
M- John Boyle, Tampa Bay
M- Bob Hope, Philadelphia
F- Peter Withe, Portland
F- Tommy Ord, Rochester/New York
F- Stewart Scullion, Tampa Bay

1976 NASL First Team
G- Arnie Mausser, Tampa Bay Rowdies
D- Bobby Moore, San Antonio Thunder
D- Mike England, Seattle Sounders
D- Tommy Smith, Tampa Bay Rowdies
D- Keith Eddy, New York Cosmos
M- Ramon Mifflin, New York Cosmos
M- Antonio Simoes, Boston/San Jose
M- Rodney Marsh, Tampa Bay Rowdies
F- George Best, Los Angeles Aztecs
F- Pele, New York Cosmos
F- Giorgio Chinaglia, New York Cosmos

1976 NASL Second Team
G- Eric Martin, Washington
D- Stewart Jump, Tampa Bay
D- George Ley, Dallas
D- Ron Webster, Minnesota
D- Bobby Smith, New York
M- Alan West, Minnesota
M- Bob Hope, Dallas
M- Al Trost, St. Louis
F- Derek Smethurst, Tampa Bay
F- Stewart Scullion, Tampa Bay
F- Jeff Bourne, Dallas

1977 NASL First Team
G- Gordon Banks, Fort Lauderdale Strikers
D- Franz Beckenbauer, New York Cosmos
D- Mike England, Seattle Sounders
D- Bruce Wilson, Vancouver Whitecaps
D- Mel Machin, Seattle Sounders
M- George Best, Los Angeles Aztecs
M- Wolfgang Suhnholz, Las Vegas Quicksilvers
M- Alan West, Minnesota Kicks
F- Steve David, Los Angeles Aztecs
F- Pele, New York Cosmos
F- Derek Smethurst, Tampa Bay Rowdies

1977 NASL Second Team
G- Alan Mayer, Las Vegas
D- Ray Evans, St. Louis
D- Steve Pecher, Dallas
D- Humberto, Las Vegas
D- George Ley, Dallas
D- Arsene Auguste, Tampa Ba
M- Charlie Cooke, Los Angeles
M- Vito Dimitrijevic, New York
M- Rodney Marsh, Tampa Bay
F- Mike Stojanovic, Rochester
F- Steve Wegerle, Tampa Bay
F- Buzz Parsons, Vancouver

1978 NASL First Team
G- Kevin Keelan, New England Tea Men
D- Carlos Alberto, New York Cosmos
D- Mike England, Seattle Sounders
D- Ray Evans, California Surf
D- Chris Turner, New England Tea Men
M- Franz Beckenbauer, New York Cosmos
M- Gerry Daly, New England Tea Men
M- Rodney Marsh, Tampa Bay Rowdies
F- Mike Flanagan, New England Tea Men
F- Trevor Francis, Detroit Express
F- Giorgio Chinaglia, New York Cosmos

1978 NASL Second Team
G- Alan Mayer, San Diego
D- Bruce Wilson, Chicago
D- Arsene Auguste, Tampa Bay
D- John Craven, Vancouver
D- Alan Merrick, Minnesota
M- Vladislav Bogicevic, New York
M- Alan Ball, Philadelphia
M- Ray Hudson, Ft. Lauderdale
F- Steve Hunt, New York
F- Steve Wegerle, Tampa Bay
F- Kevin Hector, Vancouver


1979 NASL First Team
G- Phil Parkes, Vancouver Whitecaps
D- Carlos Alberto, New York Cosmos
D- Bruce Wilson, Chicago Sting
D- Wim Rijsbergen, New York Cosmos
D- Mike Connell, Tampa Bay Rowdies
M- Franz Beckenbauer, New York Cosmos
M- Johan Neeskens, New York Cosmos
M- Ace Ntsoelengoe, Minnesota Kicks
F- Johan Cruyff, Los Angeles Aztecs
F- Trevor Francis, Detroit Express
F- Giorgio Chinaglia, New York Cosmos

1979 NASL Second Team
G- Paul Hammond, Houston
D- Marinho, New York
D- John Gorman, Tampa Bay
D- Mihalj Keri, Los Angeles
D- Bob Lenarduzzi, Vancouver
M- Teofilo Cubillas, Ft. Lauderdale
M- Vladislav Bogicevic, New York
M- Alan Ball, Vancouver
F- Oscar Fabbiani, Tampa Bay
F- Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago
F- Gerd Mueller, Ft. Lauderdale

1980 NASL First Team
G- Phil Parkes, Chicago Sting
D- Carlos Alberto, New York Cosmos
D- Mike Connell, Tampa Bay Rowdies
D- Rudi Krol, Vancouver Whitecaps
D- Bruce Rioch, Seattle Sounders
M- Franz Beckenbauer, New York Cosmos
M- Vladislav Bogicevic, New York Cosmos
M- Teofilo Cubillas, Fort Lauderdale Strikers
F- Giorgio Chinaglia, New York Cosmos
F- Johan Cruyff, Washington Diplomats
F- Roger Davies, Seattle Sounders

1980 NASL Second Team
G- Jack Brand, Seattle
D- Mihalj Keri, Los Angele
D- Wim Rijsbergen, New York
D- Peter Nogly, Edmonton
D- John Ryan, Seattle
M- Arno Steffenhagen, Chicago
M- Johan Neeskens New York
M- Alan Hudson, Seattle
F- Steve Wegerle, Tampa Bay
F- Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago
F- Luis Fernando, Los Angeles

1981 NASL First Team
G- Jan van Beveren, Fort Lauderdale Strikers
D- Frantz Mathieu, Chicago Sting
D- Wim Rijsbergen, New York Cosmos
D- Peter Nogly, Edmonton Drillers
D- John Gorman, Tampa Bay Rowdies
M- Teofilo Cubillas, Fort Lauderdale Strikers
M- Vladislav Bogicevic, New York Cosmos
M- Arno Steffenhagen, Chicago Sting
F- Giorgio Chinaglia, New York Cosmos
F- Brian Kidd, Atlanta Chiefs
F- Gordon Hill, Montreal Manic

1981 NASL Second Team
G- Hubert Birkenmeier, New York
D- Barry Wallace, Tulsa
D- Kevin Bond, Seattle
D- Mihalj Keri, Los Angeles
D- Pierce O'Leary, Vancouver
M- Alan Hudson, Seattle
M- George Best, San Jose
M- Peter Lorimer, Vancouver
F- Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago
F- Roberto Cabanas, New York
F- Franz Gerber, Calgary

1982 NASL First Team
G- Hubert Birkenmeier, New York Cosmos
D- Frantz Mathieu, Montreal Manic
D- Young Jeung Cho, Portland Timbers
D- Peter Nogly, Tampa Bay Rowdies
D- Andranik Eskandarian, New York Cosmos
M- Vladislav Bogicevic, New York Cosmos
M- Ace Ntsoelengoe, Toronto Blizzard
M- Arno Steffenhagen, Chicago Sting
F- Giorgio Chinaglia, New York Cosmos
F- Peter Ward, Seattle Sounders
F- Ricardo Alonso, Jacksonville Tea Men

1982 NASL Second Team
G- Jan van Beveren, Ft. Lauderdale
D- Barry Wallace, Tulsa
D- Jeff Durgan, New York
D- Carlos Alberto, New York
D- Ray Evans, Seattle
M- Steve Daley, Seattle
M- Johan Neeskens, New York
M- Teofilo Cubillas, Ft. Lauderdale
F- Steve Hunt. New York
F- Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago
F- Pato Margetic, Chicago

1983 NASL First Team
G- Jan van Beveren, Fort Lauderdale Strikers
D- David Watson, Vancouver Whitecaps
D- Franz Beckenbauer, New York Cosmos
D- Andranik Eskandarian, New York Cosmos
D- Barry Wallace, Tulsa Roughnecks
M- Vladislav Bogicevic, New York Cosmos
M- Stan Terlecki, Golden Bay Earthquakes
M- Frans Thijssen, Vancouver Whitecaps
F- Roberto Cabanas, New York Cosmos
F- Steve Zungul, Golden Bay Earthquakes
F- Pato Margetic, Chicago Sting

1983 NASL Second Team
G- Tino Lettieri, Vancouver
D- Ray Evans, Seattle
D- Bruce Wilson, Toronto
D- Frantz Mathieu, Montreal
D- Young Jeung Cho, Chicago
M- Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago
M- Steve Daley, Seattle
M- Kaz Deyna, San Diego
F- Giorgio Chinaglia, New York
F- Ricardo Alonso, Chicago
F- David Byrne, Toronto

1984 NASL First Team
G- Hubert Birkenmeier, New York Cosmos
D- Andranik Eskandarian, New York Cosmos
D- Johan Neeskens, New York Cosmos
D- Kevin Crow, San Diego Sockers
D- Bruce Wilson, Toronto Blizzard
M- Ray Hudson, Minnesota Strikers
M- Frans Thijssen, Vancouver Whitecaps
M- Vladislav Bogicevic, New York Cosmos
F- Steve Zungul, Golden Bay Earthquakes
F- Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago Sting
F- Peter Ward, Vancouver Whitecaps

1984 NASL Second Team
G- Paul Hammond, Toronto
D- Dwight Lodeweges, Minnesota
D- Victor Moreland, Tulsa
D- Bob Lenarduzzi, Vancouver
D- Terry Moore, Tulsa
M- Pato Margetic, Chicago
M- Jimmy Nicholl, Toronto
M- Fran O’Brien, Vancouver
F- Alan Willey, Minnesota
F- Branko Segota, Golden Bay
F- David Byrne, Toronto

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NASL All Time Team
G - Mirko Stojanovic (1967-68, 71, 74)
D - John Best (1967-73)
D - Bruce Wilson (1974-84)
D - Carlos Alberto (1977-82)
D - Mike England (1975-79)
M - Vladislav Bogicevic (1978-84)
M - Franz Beckenbauer (1977-80, 83)
M - Ilija Mitic (1967-78)
F - Giorgio Chinaglia (1976-83)
F - Karl-Heinz Granitza (1978-84)
F - Art Welch (1967-77)

All Time NASL MVP - Giorgio Chinaglia

Honorable Mention
G - Jan van Beveren (1980-83)
G - Gordon Banks (1967, 77-78)
G - Kenny Cooper (1970-79)
G - Bob Rigby (1973-84)
G - Hubert Birkenmeier (1979-84)
D - Andranik Eskandatnan (1979-84)
D - Dick Hall (1970-76)
D - Bobby Smith (1973-81)
D - Charlie Mitchell (1970-79)
M - Teofilo Cubillas (1979-83)
M - Johan Neeskens (1979-84)
M - Ace Ntsoelengoe (1973, 75-84)
M - Rodney Marsh (1976-79)
M - Willie Evans (1968, 70-73)
M - George Best (1976-81)
M - Johan Cruyff (1979-81
M - Ray Hudson (1977-84)
M - Julie Veee (1975-82)
F - Warren Archibald (1967-68, 70-76)
F - Pele (1975-77)
F - Randy Horton (1971-76)
F - Manfred Seissler (1967-74)
F - Carlos Metidieri (1968, 70-74)
F - Steve Wegerle (1977-84)
F - Paul Child (1972-81)
F - Alan Willey (1976-84)
F - Ron Futcher (1976-84)
F - Steve David (1974-81)
F - Kyle Rote, Jr. (1973-79)

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All-Star Selections

(1st, 2nd, honorable mention) Total
Player, Team No.
Giorgio Chinaglia, New York (6,1,1) 8
Vladislav Bogicevic, New York (5,2,0) 7
Bruce Wilson, Van/Chi/Tor (3,2,2) 7
Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago (1,5,1) 7
Ace Ntsoelengoe, Minn/Toronto (2,0,4) 6
John Best, Dallas (5,0,0) 5
Franz Beckenbauer, New York (5,0,0) 5
Ilija Mitic, Oakland/Dallas (5,0,0) 5
Carlos Alberto, New York/Cal (3,1,1) 5
Warren Archibald, Wash/Miami (1,3,1) 5
Bobby Smith, Phil/New York (1,2,2) 5
Charlie Mitchell, Rochester (1,2,2) 5
Steve Wegerle, TB/NY (0,2,3) 5
Mike England, Seattle (4,0,0) 4
Art Welch, Balt/Atlanta (3,1,0) 4
Dick Hall, Dallas (2,2,0) 4
Teofilo Cubillas, Ft.Lauderdale (2,2,0) 4
Johan Neeskens, New York (2,2,0) 4
Jan van Beveren, Ft. Lauderdale (2,1,1) 4
Franz Mathieu, Chi/Mon (2,1,1) 4
Randy Horton, New York (2,1,1) 4
Rodney Marsh, Tampa Bay (2,1,1) 4
George Best, LA/Ft.L/SJ (2,1,1) 4
Ray Evans, StL/Cal/Sea (1,3,0) 4
Barry Wallace, Tulsa/Minn (1,2,1) 4
Pato Margetic, Chi (1,2,1) 4
Brian Rowan, Toronto/NY (1,2,1) 4
Mirko Stojanovic, Oak/Dallas (3,0,0) 3
Willie Evans, Wash/Miami (3,0,0) 3
Manfred Seissler, KC/Roch (3,0,0) 3
Pele, New York (3,0,0) 3
Hubert Birkenmeier, New York (2,1,0) 3
Kenny Cooper, Dallas (2,1,0) 3
Peter Nogly, Edm/TB (2,1,0) 3
Wim Rijsbergen, New York (2,1,0) 3
Carlos Metidieri, Rochester (2,1,0) 3
Andranik Eskandarian, New York (2,0,1) 3
 

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North American INDOOR Soccer League (1974-84)

NASL Indoor Championships

Year Champion Runner-up Result
1974-75 San Jose Earthquakes Tampa Bay Rowdies 8-5 (game)
1975-76 Tampa Bay Rowdies Rochester Lancers 6-4 (game)
1976-77 No League
1978-79 No League
1979-80 Tampa Bay Rowdies Memphis Rogues 2-1 (series)
1980-81 Edmonton Drillers Chicago Sting 2-0 (series)
1981-82 San Diego Sockers Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-0 (series)
1982-83 No League (Chicago, SD and Golden Bay played MISL)
1983-84 San Diego Sockers New York Cosmos 3-0 (series)
1985 League Disbanded

Note: Chicago Sting, San Diego Sockers and New York Cosmos joined the MISL, New York Cosmos soon folded. The Tulsa Roughnecks, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Golden Bay Earthquakes and the Vancouver Whitecaps all folded with the NASL Indoor League.

NASL Indoor Scoring Leaders

1974-75 NASL Indoor GP G A TP
Paul Child, San Jose - 7 3 17
Doug Wark, Tampa Bay - 7 0 14
Bernard Hartze, Tampa Bay - 4 3 11
Ilija Mitic, Dallas - 4 1 9
       
1975-76 NASL Indoor        
No info available        
       
1976-77 NASL Indoor        
No League        
       
1977-78 NASL Indoor        
No League        
       
1979-80 NASL Indoor GP G A TP
David Byrne, Atlanta 12 23 11 57
Keith Furphy, Detroit 12 21 13 55
Ray Abrahams, California 12 18 17 53
Peter Baralic, Tampa Bay 12 21 10 52
       
1980-81 NASL Indoor GP G A TP
Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago 15 42 27 111
Kai Haaskivi, Edmonton 18 34 43 111
Julie Veee, San Diego 18 40 28 108
Chris Dangerfield, Los Angeles 16 35 12 82
       
1981-82 NASL Indoor GP G A TP
Julie Veee, San Diego 17 51 38 140
Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago 17 35 36 106
Jan Goossens, Edmonton 18 42 18 102
Giorgio Chinaglia, New York 17 35 20 90
       
1982-83 NASL Indoor        
No League        
       
1983-84 NASL Indoor GP G A TP
Steve Zungul, Golden Bay 32 63 56 119
Karl-Heinz Granitza, Chicago 32 59 33 92
Julie Veee, San Diego 28 45 29 74
Carl Valentine, Vancouver 32 44 26 70

 


Western Soccer League/Alliance (1985-89)

WSA Championships

Year Champion Runner-up Result
1985 San Jose Earthquakes no playoffs -
1986 Hollywood Kickers no playoffs -
1987 San Diego Nomads San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 (game)
1988 Seattle Storm San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 (game)
1989 San Diego Nomads San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 1-0 (game)

 

WSA MVP and Scoring Leaders

Year Champion MVP G A Pts
1985 No info on MVP or scoring leader
1986 Paul Caligiuri, San Diego  MVP (Defenseman)
Brent Goulet, Portland 9 2 20
1987 Brent Goulet, F.C. Portland MVP no info
Joe Mihaljevic, San Jose 7 2 16
1988 Marcelo Balboa, San Diego  MVP (Defenseman)
Scott Benedetti, Portland 8 0 16
1989 Kasey Keller, F. C. Portland MVP GA-4, 8-SO, 0.38 Avg
Jerome Watson, San Diego 10 7 27

Note: If the MVP did not win the scoring title, the scoring leader is listed also.
Also, if a Goalie won the MVP, his stats are listed.

 

Other WSA Links:

Dave Litterer's Western Soccer Alliance (WSA) Web Page


American Soccer League III (1988-89)

ASL-3 Championships

Year Champion Runner-up Result
1988 Washington Stars Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 2-0 (series)
1989 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Boston Bolts 2-1 (series)

NOTE: (WSL-ASL III) "National" Championship:
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers defeated San Diego Nomads 3-1 in the championship

 

ASL-3 MVP and Scoring Leaders

Year Champion MVP G A Pts
1988 Jorge Acosta, New Jersey no info 14 4 32
1989 Ricardo Alonso, Ft. Lauderdale no info 10 7 27

 

Other ASL-3 Links:

Dave Litterer's American Soccer League (ASL-3) Web Page


American Professional Soccer League (1990-96)

APSL (A-League) Championships

Year Champion Runner-up Result
1990 Maryland Bays San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 2-1 (PK)
1991 San Francisco Bay Blackhawks Albany Capitals 2-1 (series)
1992 Colorado Foxes Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 (game)
1993 Colorado Foxes Los Angeles Salsa 3-1 (OT)
1994 Montreal Impact Colorado Foxes 1-0 (game)
1995 Seattle Sounders Atlanta Ruckus 2-1 (series)
1996 Seattle Sounders Rochester Rhinos 2-0 (game)

APSL (A-League) MVP and Scoring Leaders

Year Player, Team MVP G A Pts
1990 Mark Dodd, Colorado Co-MVP  GA-7, Sv-87, Avg- 0.36
Philip Gyau, Maryland Co-MVP 12 6 30
Chance Fry, Seattle 17 5 39
1991 Jean Harbor, Maryland MVP 17 11 45
1992 Talifour Diane, Colorado MVP 10 3 23
Jean Harbor, Tampa Bay 13 4 30
1993 Paulinho, Los Angeles MVP 15 7 37
1994 Paulinho, Los Angeles MVP 11 5 27
Paul Wright, Los Angeles 12 3 27
1995 Peter Hattrup, Seattle MVP 11 8 30
1996 Wolde Harris, Colorado MVP 17 8 42

Note: If the MVP did not win the scoring title, the scoring leader is listed also.
Also, if a Goalie won the MVP, his stats are listed.

 

Other APSL (A-League) Links:

Dave Litterer's American Professional Soccer League (A-League) Web Page

 


United States Interregional Soccer League (1986 - present)

USISL

The APSL (A-League) was absorbed by the United States Interregional Soccer League (USISL) Select League at the end of 1996. The Select League adopted the A-League name, and all but one team (New York sat out 1997) joined the new setup, along with 16 USISL (mostly Select League) teams, creating a 24-team 4 division USSF-sanctioned Division 2 league. The United Soccer Leagues started in 1986 as the Southwest Indoor Soccer League, and has since grown into the largest professional league ever in the United States, comprising over 140 teams in both indoor, outdoor, amateur and women's leagues. The league originally started in 1986 playing only indoor soccer, but added an outdoor season starting in 1989. Since then, the outdoor league has grown rapidly to become the primary grass-roots league operating at the minor league level. In 1997, the USL absorbed the A-League teams, creating a new USSF sanctioned Division 2 A-League of 24 teams, as well as the USSF sanctioned D-3 Pro League (Division 3), and the Premier Development Soccer League ("Div. 4"). These comprise over 100 teams. The Women's league (W-League), the I-League (Indoor) and the fledgeling Y-League (Youth) expand the USL into a wide territory. See the link below to review an in-dept history of these leagues.

Dave Litterer's United Soccer League (USL) Web Pages


Major League Soccer (1996 - present)

MLS

MLS Championships (MLS Cup)

Year Champion Runner-up Score MLS Cup MVP
1996 D. C. United Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2 (OT) Marco Etcheverry, DC
1997 D. C. United Colorado Rapids 2-1 Jaime Moreno, DC
1998 Chicago Fire D. C. United 2-0 Peter Nowak, Chicago
1999 D. C. United Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 Ben Olsen, DC
2000 Kansas City Wizards Chicago Fire 1-0 Tony Meola, KC
2001 San Jose Earthquakes Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 (OT) Dwayne DeRosario, SJ
2002 Los Angeles Galaxy New England Revolution 1-0 Carlos Ruiz, LA
2003 San Jose Earthquakes Chicago Fire 4-2 Landon Donovan, SJ
2004 D. C. United Kansas City Wizards 3-2 Alecko Eskandarian, DC
2005 Los Angeles Galaxy New England Revolution 1-0 Pando Ramirez, LA

 

MLS MVP and Scoring Leaders

Year Player, Team MVP Gms G A Pts
1996 Carlos Valderrama, Tampa Bay MVP 23 4 17 25
Roy Lassiter, Tampa Bay  - 30 27 4 58
1997 Preki, Kansas City  MVP 27 12 17 41
1998 Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United  MVP 29 10 19 39
John Stern, Columbus - 27 26 5 57
1999 Jason Kreis, Dallas  MVP 32 18 15 51
2000 Tony Meola, Kansas City MVP 29 0.92 Avg, 15-7-9 rec., 10 shutouts
Mamadou Diallo, Tampa Bay  - 28 26 4 56
2001 Alex Pineda-Chacon, Miami MVP 25 19 9 47
2002 Carlos Ruiz, Los Angeles MVP 26 24 1 49
  Taylor Twellman, New England - 28 23 6 52
2003 Preki, Kansas City  MVP 30 12 17 41
2004 Amado Guevara, Metro Stars MVP 24 10 10 30
Pat Noonan, New England   29 11 8 30
2005 Taylor Twellman, New England MVP 25 17 7 41

Note: If the MVP did not win the scoring title, the scoring leader is listed also.
Also, if a Goalie won the MVP, his stats are listed.

Defender of the Year:
1996- John Doyle, San Jose Clash
1997- Eddie Pope, D.C. United
1998- Lubos Kubik, Chicago Fire
1999- Robin Fraser, Los Angeles Galaxy
2000- Peter Vermes, Kansas City Wizards
2001- Jeff Agoos, San Jose Earthquakes
2002- Carlos Bocanegra, Chicago Fire
2003- Carlos Boconegra, Chicago Fire
2004- Robin Fraser, Columbus Crew
2005- Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City

Goalkeeper of the Year:
1996- Mark Dodd, Dallas Burn
1997- Brad Friedel, Columbus Crew
1998- Zach Thornton, Chicago Fire
1999- Kevin Hartman, Los Angeles Galaxy
2000- Tony Meola, Kansas City Wizards
2001- Tim Howard, NY/NJ MetroStars
2002- Joe Cannon, San Jose Earthquakes
2003- Pat Onstead, San Jose Earthquakes
2004- Joe Cannon, Colorado Rapids
2005- Pat Onstead, San Jose Earthquakes

MSL All-Star Games
1996 - East 3, West 2 - MVP-Carlos Valderrama, East (Tampa Bay)
1997 - East 5, West 4 - MVP-Carlos Valderrama, East (Tampa Bay)
1998 - USA 6, World 1 - MVP-Brian McBride, USA (Columbus)
1999 - West 6, East 4 - MVP-Preki, West (Kansas City)
2000 - East 9, West 4 - MVP-Mamadou Diallo, East (Tampa Bay)
2001 - West 6, East 6 - MVP-Landon Donovan, West (San Jose)
2002 - MLS 3, USA Team 2 - MVP-Marco Etcheverry, MLS (DC United)
2003 - MLS 3, Guadalajara Chivas 1 - MVP- Carlos Ruiz, MLS (Los Angeles)
2004 - East 3, West 2 - MVP-Amado Guevera, East (Metro Stars)
2005 - MLS 4, England Fulham FC 1 - MVP-Taylor Twellman, MLS (New England)


MLS All-Time Leading Scorers

Points
Player Years Pts
Preki 1996-05 270
Jason Kreis 1996-05 269
Jaime Moreno 1996-05 261
Ante Razov 1996-05 212
Roy Lassiter 1996-02 211
Cobi Jones 1996-05 206
Steve Ralston 1996-05 204
Mark Chung 1996-05 198
Ronald Cerritos 1997-05 195
Jeff Cunningham 1998-05 194
Raul Diaz Arce 1996-01 193
Chris Henderson 1996-05 175
Marco Etcheverry 1996-03 169
Brian McBride 1996-03 169
Diego Serna 1998-05 156
Mauricio Cienfuegos 1996-03 150
Carlos Valderrama 1996-02 146
Taylor Twellman 2002-05 146
Clint Mathis 1998-05 144
Josh Wolff 1998-05 141
Dante Washington 1996-05 134
Woldi Harris 1998-05 133
Carlos Ruiz 2002-05 132
Chris Klein 1998-05 123
Goals
Player Years #
Jason Kreis 1996-05 100
Jaime Moreno 1996-05 94
Roy Lassiter 1996-02 88
Ante Razov 1996-05 84
Raul Diaz Arce 1996-01 82
Preki 1996-05 79
Assists
Player Years #
Carlos Valderrama 1996-02 114
Preki 1996-05 112
Steve Ralston 1996-05 102
Marco Etcheverry 1996-03 101
Cobi Jones 1996-05 82
Mauricio Cienfuegos 1996-03 80

MLS Annual All League (Best 11) Teams

1996
G - Mark Dodd, Dallas Burn
D - Robin Fraser, Los Angeles Galaxy
D - John Doyle, San Jose Clash
D - Leonel Alvarez, Dallas Burn
M - Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United
M - Preki, Kansas City Wiz
M - Mauricio Cienfuegos, Los Angeles Galaxy
M - Roberto Donadoni, NY/NJ MetroStars
M - Carlos Valderrama, Tampa Bay Mutiny
F - Eduardo Hurtado, Los Angeles Galaxy
F - Roy Lassiter, Tampa Bay Mutiny

1997
G - Brad Friedel, Columbus Crew
D - Eddie Pope, D.C. United
D - Richard Gough, Kansas City Wiz
D - Jeff Agoos, D.C. United
D - Thomas Dooley, Columbus Crew
M - Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United
M - Preki, Kansas City Wiz
M - Mark Chung, Kansas City Wiz
M - Carlos Valderrama, Tampa Bay Mutinu
F - Ronald Cerritos, San Jose Clash
F - Jaime Moreno, D.C. United

1998
G - Zach Thornton, Chicago Fire
D - Lubos Kubik, Chicago Fire
D - Eddie Pope, D.C. United
D - Thomas Dooley, Columbus Crew
D - Robin Fraser, Los Angeles Galaxy
M - Chris Armas, Chicago Fire
M - Peter Nowak, Chicago Fire
M - Mauricio Cienfuegos, Los Angeles Galaxy
M - Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United
F - Cobi Jones, Los Angeles Galaxy
F - Stern John, Columbus Crew

1999
G - Kevin Hartman, Los Angeles Galaxy
D - Lubos Kubik, Chicago Fire
D - Jeff Agoos, D.C. United
D - Robin Fraser, Los Angeles Galaxy
M - Eddie Lewis, San Jose Clash
M - Chris Armas, Chicago Fire
M - Steve Ralston, Tampa Bay
M - Mauricio Cienfuegos, Los Angeles Galaxy
M - Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United
F - Jaime Moreno, D.C. United
F - Jason Kreis, Dallas Burn

2000
G - Tony Meola, Kansas City Wizards
D - Peter Vermes, Kansas City Wizards
D - Greg Vanney, Los Angeles Galaxy
D - Robin Fraser, Los Angeles Galaxy
M - Hristo Stoichkov, Chicago Fire
M - Chris Armas, Chicago Fire
M - Steve Ralston, Tampa Bay Mutiny
M - Carlos Valderrama, Tampa Bay Mutiny
M - Peter Nowak, Chicago Fire
F - Mammadou Diallo, Tampa Bay Mutiny
F - Clint Mathis, NY/NJ MetroStars

2001
G - Tim Howard, MetroStars
D - Pablo Mastroeni, Miami Fusion
D - Carlos Llamosa, Miami Fusion
D - Jeff Agoos, San Jose Earthquakes
D - Greg Vanney, Los Angeles Galaxy
M - John Spencer, Colorado
M - Chris Armas, Chicago Fire
M - Peter Nowak, Chicago Fire
M - Preki, Miami Fusion
F - Alex Pineda Chacon, Miami Fusion
F - Diego Serna, Miami Fusion

2002
G - Tim Howard, MetroStars
D - Alexi Lalas, Los Angeles Galaxy
D - Carlos Bocanegra, Chicago Fire
D - Wade Barrett, San Jose Earthquakes
M - Jeff Cunningham, Columbus Crew
M - Oscar Pareja, Dallas Burn
M - Ronnie Ekelund, San Jose Earthquakes
M - Mark Chung, Colorado Rapids
M - Steve Ralston, New England Revolution
F - Taylor Twellman, New England Revolution
F - Carlos Ruiz, Los Angeles Galaxy

2003
G - Pat Onstad, San Jose Earthquakes
D - Carlos Boconegra, Chicago Fire
D - Eddie Pope, NY/NJ MetroStars
D - Ryan Nelsen, D. C. United
M - Mark Chung, Colorado Rapids
M - Chris Armas, Chicago Fire
M - Preki, Kansas City Wizards
M - DaMarcus Brasley, Chicago Fire
M - Landon Donovan, San Jose Earthquakes
F - John Spencer, Colorado Rapids
F - Ante Razov, Chicago Fire

2004
G - Joe Cannon, Colorado Rapids
D - Robin Fraser, Columbus Crew
D - Ryan Nelsen, D.C. United
D - Eddie Pope, NY/NJ MetroStars
D - Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City Wizards
M - Eddie Gaven, NY/NJ MetroStars
M - Kerry Zavagnin, Kansas City Wizards
M - Amado Guevara, NY/NJ MetroStars
M - Ronnie O'Brien, Dallas Burn
F - Brian Ching, San Jose Earthquakes
F - Jaime Moreno, D.C. United

2005
G - Pat Onstead, San Jose Earthquakes
D - Danny Califf, San Jose Earthquakes
D - Chris Albright, Los Angeles Galaxy
D - Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City Wizards
M - Christian Gomez, D.C. United
M - Dwayne De Rosario, San Jose Earthquakes
M - Shalrie Joseph, New England Revolution
M - Ronnie O'Brien, FC Dallas
M - Clint Dempsey, New England Revolution
F - Taylor Twellman, New England Revolution
F - Jaime Moreno, D.C. United

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10 Year Anniversary MLS Team chosen by online fan ballots, current coaches/GMs and media

F - Jaime Moreno - Moreno has notched 94 goals and 73 assists 217 games. Only Jason Kreis of Real Salt Lake has found the net more (100). Moreno was a Best XI selection in 1997, 1999 and 2004. Moreno is still going strong after 10 seasons in the league. He spent all but one year in MLS playing for D.C., with a short stop at the MetroStars in 2003

F - Brian McBride - He would total 62 goals and 45 assists between 1996 and 2003. An All-Star on five occasions (1996-1999, 2002), McBride used his tall frame and great jumping ability to become among the most dangerous aerial threats in the U.S. game.

M - Preki - Preki was an MLS All-Star on eight occasions, a member of the Best XI four times (1996, 1997, 2001, 2003), the Honda MVP and Budweiser Scoring Champion twice (1997, 2003). He would go on to assist on 112 goals during his 10 seasons. Earlier this season, Preki announced that the 2005 campaign would be his last, and he celebrated by scoring a 90th-minute goal against FC Dallas in his last game.

M - Peter Nowak - Nowak played in MLS for five seasons as a member of the Chicago Fire (1998-2002). Became D.C. United's head coach prior to the 2004 season and led D.C. to an MLS Cup title in his first season at the reins. Nowak was no stranger to championships, though, having captained the Chicago Fire to their only crown in their first season in 1998.

M - Carlos Valderrama - Valderrama was a magician with the ball and probably the greatest passer ever to take the field in MLS. Valderrama holds the all-time record for career assists with 114 in 174 matches. Valderrama was named the Honda MLS MVP in the league's inaugural season, was a three-time RadioShack MLS Best XI selection and an All-Star on six occasions. He was named the All-Star Game MVP in both 1996 and 1997.

M - Landon Donovan - Donovan has scored 44 career goals in 109 regular season games, but he seems to take his play to another level in the postseason. He is MLS's all-time leading goal scorer in the MLS Cup Playoffs, finding the back of the net 14 times.

M - Marco Etcheverry - Often regarded as the best player ever to play in MLS. He earned Honda MLS MVP honors in 1998, received MLS Goal of the Year honors in 1999 for a 50-yard strike and he was named to the Radio Shack MLS Best XI four times (1996-1999).

D - Eddie Pope - He has won three MLS Cups, been named the league's top defender (1997), scored what many believe to be the biggest goal in MLS history and represented his country on the world's biggest stage. He won three championship rings in his earliest years, winning MLS Cups as a member of D.C. United in 1996, 1997 and 1999.

D - Jeff Agoos - Agoos has won more MLS Cups than any other player in league history. He played a pivotal role in earning five championship rings in 10 seasons, the first three as a member of D.C. United and the other two with the San Jose Earthquakes (2001, 2003). A multi-year Best XI pick and All-Star

D - Marcelo Balboa - Balboa went on to star for the Colorado Rapids in the league's first six seasons. After a brief stint with the MetroStars in 2002, Balboa decided to retire. He is still heavily involved in the league though, holding a front office position at the Rapids and working in television as a color analyst.

G - Tony Meola - Meola was selected as an MLS All-Star on five occasions (1996-98, 2000, 2002) and is the all-time league leader in saves (1,045) and shutouts (57). He won an MLS Cup in 2000 as a member of the Kansas City Wizards, also earning Honda Most Valuable Player and Pepsi Best XI honors after an amazing campaign.


Other MLS Links: 

Major League Soccer

Dave Litterer's Majoe League Soccer (MLS)  Web Page


Women's United Soccer Assciation (2001 - present)

WUSA

WUSA Championships (Founders Cup)

Year Champion Runner-up Result MVP
2001 Bay Area Cyber Rays Atlanta Beat  3-3 (4-2 PK) Julie Murray, Bay Area
2002 Carolina Courage Washington Freedom 3-2 Birgit Prinz, Carolina
2003 Washington Freedom Atlanta Beat 2-1 Abby Wambach, Washington
2004   WUSA hosted a 2004 Festival to support the USA team for the Summer Olympics

 

WUSA MVP and Scoring Leaders

Year Player, Team MVP Gms G A Pts
2001 Tiffeny Milbrett, New York MVP 20 16 3 35
2002 Marinette Pichon, Philadelphia MVP 20 14 1 29
Katia, San Jose  - 20 15 5 35
2003 Maren Meinert, Boston MVP 21 9 10 28
Mia Hamm, Washington - 19 11 11 33
Abby Wambach, Washington - 18 13 7 33
2004     WUSA hosted a 2004 Festival instead of a full season
2005     WUSA Operations still suspended

Note: If the MVP did not win the scoring title, the scoring leader is listed also.

Offensive Player of the Year
2001- Tiffeny Milbrett, New York Power
2002- Marinette Pichon, Philadelphia Charge
2003- N/A
2004- WUSA hosted a 2004 Festival instead of a full season
2005- WUSA Operations still suspended

Defensive Player of the Year
2001- Doris Fitschen, Philadelphia Charge
2002- Danielle Slaton, Carolina
2003- Joy Fawcett, San Diego Spirit
2004- WUSA hosted a 2004 Festival instead of a full season
2005- WUSA Operations still suspended

Goalkeeper of the Year
2001- LaKeysia Beene, Bay Area CyberRays
2002- Kristin Luckenbill, Carolina Courage
2003- Brianna Scurry, Atlanta Beat
2004- WUSA hosted a 2004 Festival instead of a full season
2005- WUSA Operations still suspended

 

WUSA All Star Game

Year Champion Runner-up Result MVP
2002 South North 6-1 Abby Wambach, South (Washington)
2003 World American 3-2 Maren Meinert, World (Boston)

 

2004 Festival Standings

Yeam W L T
Philadelphia Charge 1 0 0
San Diego Spirit 1 0 0
New York Power 0 0 1
Atlanta Beat 0 0 1
Washington Freedom 0 0 1
Boston Breakers 0 0 1
Carolina Courage 0 1 0
San Jose CyberRays 0 1 0

2004 Festival Scoring Leaders

Player, Team(s) G A P
Marinette Pichon, Boston/Philadelphia 2 1 5
Charmaine Hooper, Atlanta/Carolina 2 1 5
Mia Hamm, Washington 2 0 4
Abby Wambach, Washington/San Diego 2 0 4
Shannon Boxx, New York 2 0 4
Kristine Lilly, Boston/Philadelphia 1 1 3
Kelly Smith, Boston/Philadelphia 1 1 3
Sarah Popper, Boston 1 0 2
Maribel Dominguez, Atlanta 1 0 2
Rebekah Splaine Boston 0 2 2
Angela Hucles, Washington 0 1 1
Mandy Clemens, Atlanta 0 1 1
Kerry Connors, San Diego 0 1 1
Julie Fleeting, San Diego 0 1 1

 


WUSA Annual All League (Best 11) Teams
 

2001
G - LaKeysia Beene, Bay Area CyberRays
D - Gro Espeseth, New York Power
D - Brandi Chastain, Bay Area CyberRays
D - Doris Fitschen, Philadelphia Charge
M - Hege Riise, Carolina Courage
M - Kristine Lilly, Boston Breakers
M - Sissi, Bay Area CyberRays
M - Maren Meinert, Boston Breakers
F - Charmaine Hooper, Atlanta Breakers
F - Shannon MacMillan, San Diego Spirit
F - Tiffeny Milbrett, New York Power

2002
F - Marinette Pichon - Philadelphia Charge
F - Katia - San Jose CyberRays
F - Birgit Prinz - Carolina Courage
M - Kristine Lilly - Boston Breakers
M - Hege Riise - Carolina Courage
M - Sissi - San Jose CyberRays
M - Homare Sawa - Atlanta Beat
D - Danielle Slaton - Carolina Courage
D - Jennifer Tietjen - Philadelphia Charge
D - Erica Iverson - Philadelphia Charge
GK - Kristin Luckenbill - Carolina Courage

2003
G - Briana Scurry, Atlanta Beat
D - Joy Fawcett, San Diego Spirit
D - Jen Grubb, Washington Freedom
D - Sharolta Nonen, Atlanta Beat
M - Shannon Boxx, New York Power
M - Mia Hamm, Washington Freedom
M - Kristine Lilly, Boston Breakers
M - Homare Sawa, Atlanta Beat
F - Maren Meinert, Boston Breakers
F - Dagny Mellgren, Boston Breakers
F - Abby Wambach, Washington Freedom

2004 - WUSL Suspended operations for 2004 (Olympic year)


U.S. women ‘Stars of the Century' team
By Jerry Langdon - Gannett News Service

Goalkeeper -- Briana Scurry
Defender -- Carla Overbeck
Defender -- Joy Fawcett
Defender -- Brandi Chastain
Midfielder -- Mia Hamm
Midfielder -- Julie Foudy
Midfielder -- Kristine Lilly
Forward -- Michelle Akers
Forward -- April Heinrichs
Forward -- Carin Gabarra
Forward -- Tiffeny Milbrett
Coach -- Tony DiCicco

Honorable Mention:
Tisha Venturini
Shannon Higgins


Other WUSA Links:

Women's United Soccer Assciation

Dave Litterer's Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA)  Web Page

 


INTERNATIONAL (WORLD CUP) COMPETITION

World Cup Soccer
Year  - Winner defeated
Runner-up
Golden Ball Award (Top Player, started in 1982)
Golden Boot Winner-Top Scorer (Goals)

1930 - Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2
Guillermo Stábile, Argentina (8)

1934 - Italy defeated Czechoslovakia 2-1
Oldrich Nejedlý, Czechoslovakia; Angelo Schiavio, Italy; Edmund Conen, Germany (4)

1938 - Italy defeated Hungary 4-2
Leônidas da Silva, Brazil (7)

1950 - Uruguay defeated Brazil 2-1
Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazil (9)

1954 - West Germany defeated Hungary 3-2
Sandor Kocsis, Hungary (11)

1958 - Brazil defeated Sweden 5-2
Just Fontaine, France (13)

1962 - Brazil defeated Czechoslovakia 3-1
Valentin Ivanov, USSSR; Florian Albert, Hungary; Dražan Jerkovic, Yugoslavia;
(Garrincha) Manuel Francisco dos Santos, Brazil; (Vava) Edvaldo Izidio Neto, Brazil;
Leonel Guillermo Sánchez Lineros, Chile (4)

1966 - England defeated West Germany 4-2
(Eusébio) da Silva Ferreira, Portugal (9)

1970 - Brazil defeated Italy 4-1
Gerd Müller, West Germany (10)

1974 - West Germany defeated Holland 2-1
Grzegorz Lato, Poland (7)

1978 - Argentina defeated Holland 3-1
Mario Kempes, Argentina (6)

1982 - Italy defeated West Germany 3-1
Paolo Rossi, Italy
Paolo Rossi, Italy (6)

1986 - Argentina defeated West Germany 3-2
Diego Maradona, Argentina (5)
Gary Lineker, England (6)

1990 - West Germany defeated Argentina 1-0
Salvatore Schillaci, Italy (6)
Salvatore Schillaci, Italy (6)

1994 - Brazil defeated Italy 0-0 (3-2)
(Romário) de Souza Faria, Brazil (5)
Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgaria; Oleg Salenko, Russia (6)

1998 - France defeated Brazil 3-0
(Ronaldo) Luiz Nazário de Lima (4)
Davor Šuker, Croatia (6)

2002 - Brazil defeated Germany 2-0
Oliver Kahn, Germany (Goaltender)
(Ronaldo) Luiz Nazário de Lima (8)

2006 - Italy defeated France 1-1 (5-3)
Zinedine Zidane, France (3)
Miroslav Klose, Germany (5)


FIFA Player of the Year (Started 1991)
1991 - Lothar Matthäus, Germany
1992 - Marco van Basten, Netherlands
1993 - Roberto Baggio, Italy
1994 - (Romário) de Souza Faria, Brazil
1995 - George Weah, Liberia
1996 - (Ronaldo) Luiz Nazário de Lima, Brazil
1997 - (Ronaldo) Luiz Nazário de Lima, Brazil
1998 - Zinedine Zidane, France
1999 - (Rivaldo) Vitor Borba Ferreira, Brazil
2000 - Zinedine Zidane, France
2001 - Luís Figo, Portugal
2002 - (Ronaldo) Luiz Nazário de Lima, Brazil
2003 - Zinedine Zidane, France
2004 - (Ronaldinho) Gaúcho, Brazil
2005 - (Ronaldinho) Gaúcho, Brazil
2006 - Fabio Cannavaro, Italy

Most World Cup Goals
15- (Ronaldo) Luiz Nazário de Lima, Brazil
14- Gerd Müller, West Germany
13- Just Fontaine, France
12- (Pele) Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Brazil
11- Jürgen Klinsmann, West Germany
11- Sándor Kocsis, Hungary
10- Gabriel Batistuta, Argentina
10- Teófilo Cubillas, Peru
10- Miroslav Klose, West Germany
10- Grzegorz Lato, Poland
10- Gary Lineker, England
10- Helmut Rahn, Germany

Most International Goals Scored
109 - Ali Daei, Iran
84 - Fernec Puskas, Hungry
77 - Pele, Brazil
75 - Sandor Kocsis, Hungary
74 - Bashar Abdullah, Kuwait
73 - Vivian John Woodward, England
69 - Hossa Hassan, Egypt
68 - Gerd Muller, Germany
67 - Majed Abdullah, Saudi Arabia
65 - John Stern, NTrinidad/Tobago
64 - Kiatisuk Senamuang, Thailand
63 - Jassem Al-Houwaidi, Kuwait
61 - Hussain Saeed Mohamed, Iraq
59 - Imre Schlosser, Hungary
58 - Ronaldo, Brazi
56 - Gabriel Batistutam Argentina
56 - Kazuyoshi Miura, Japan
55 - Romario, Brazil
55 - Bum-Kun Cha, South Korea
55 - Kunishige Kamamoto, Japan

Others
41 - Eusebio, Portugal
39 - Bebeto, Brazil
34 - Diego Maradona, Argentina
34 - Rivaldo, Brazil
33 - Johan Cruyff, Holland
33 - Thierry Henry, France
31 - Zinedine Zidane, France
30 - Just Fontaine, France
27 - Ronaldinho, Brazil

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Women's World Cup Soccer
Year - Winner defeated
Runner-up
Golden Ball Award (Top Player, started in 1982)
Golden Boot Winner-Top Scorer (Goals)


1991 - United States defeated Norway 2-1
Carin Jennings, United States (3)
Michelle Akers, United States (10)

1995 - Norway defeated Germany 2-0
Ann-Kristin Aarřnes, Norway (6)
Ann-Kristin Aarřnes, Norway (6)

1999 - United States defeated China 0-0 (5-4)
Sun Wen, China (7)
Sun Wen, China; Sissi, Brazil (7)

2003 - Germany defeated Sweden 2-1
Birgit Prinz, Germany (7)
Birgit Prinz, Germany (7)

FIFA Women Player of the Year (Started 2001)
2001 - Mia Hamm, United States
2002 - Mia Hamm, United States
2003 - Birgit Prinz, Germany
2004 - Birgit Prinz, Germany
2005 - Birgit Prinz, Germany
2006 - Marta, Brazil

Most World Cup Goals
12 - Michelle Akers, United States
8 - Mia Hamm, United States
7 - Tiffeny Milbrett, United States
7 - Kristine Lilly, United States
7 - Birgit Prinz, Germany

Most International Goals Scored
158 - Mia Hamm, United States
105 - Michelle Akers, United States
90 - Birgit Prinz, Germany


Other Soccer Links:

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