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NASL II
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2011-Present
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2010
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NASL I: 1976-1984
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1997-2001
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Minnesota Kicks - 1978
Before the season, New England, Philadelphia, Detroit, Memphis, Houston, and Colorado were added. Las Vegas moved to San Diego, Hawaii moved to Tulsa, Connecticut moved to Oakland, and St. Louis moved to California.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
G W L GF GA PTS % Att.
Eastern Division
Cosmos 30 24 6 88 39 212 .800 47,856
Washington Diplomats 30 16 14 55 47 145 .533 10,873
Toronto Metros-Croatia 30 16 14 58 47 144 .533 6,257
Rochester Lancers 30 14 16 47 52 131 .466 6,758
Central Division
Minnesota Kicks 30 17 13 58 43 156 .566 30,928
Tulsa Roughnecks 30 15 15 49 46 132 .500 11,207
Dallas Tornado 30 14 16 51 53 131 .466 8,981
Colorado Caribous 30 8 22 34 66 81 .266 7,418
Western Division
Vancouver Whitecaps 30 24 6 68 29 199 .800 15,736
Portland Timbers 30 20 10 50 36 167 .666 11,803
Seattle Sounders 30 15 15 50 45 138 .500 22,578
Los Angeles Aztecs 30 9 21 36 69 88 .300 9,235
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
Eastern Division
Tampa Bay Rowdies 30 18 12 63 48 165 .600 18,123
New England Tea Men 30 19 11 62 39 165 .633 11,859
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 30 16 14 50 59 143 .533 10,479
Philadelphia Fury 30 12 18 40 58 111 .400 8,280
Central Division
Detroit Express 30 20 10 68 36 176 .666 12,194
Chicago Sting 30 12 18 57 64 123 .400 4,188
Memphis Rogues 30 10 20 43 58 101 .333 8,708
Houston Hurricane 30 10 20 37 61 96 .333 5,806
Western Division
San Diego Sockers 30 18 12 63 56 164 .600 5,591
California Surf 30 13 17 43 49 115 .433 11,171
Oakland Stompers 30 12 18 34 59 103 .400 11,929
San Jose Earthquakes 30 8 22 36 81 83 .266 14,281

1st Round: Detroit defeated Philadelphia 1-0,
Tampa Bay defeated Chicago 3-1,
San Diego defeated California 2-1,
Ft. Lauderdale defeated New England 3-1,
Cosmos defeated Seattle,
Portland defeated Washington,
Vancouver defeated Toronto 4-0,
Minnesota defeated Tulsa 3-1.
Quarter Finals: Ft. Lauderdale defeated Detroit 4-3, 0-1(OT),
Cosmos defeated Minnesota 2-9, 4-0 (1-0 OT m-g),
Portland defeated Vancouver 1-0, 2-1,
Tampa Bay defeated San Diego 1-0, 1-2(1-0 OT m-g).
Semi-Finals: Tampa Bay defeated Ft. Lauderdale 2-3, 3-1, 1-0(SO),
Cosmos defeated Portland 1-0, 5-0.
SOCCER BOWL-78, at New York: New York 3 Tampa Bay 1
Data Sources:

US Soccer History Archives maintained by Dave Litterer, the most complete online source of information on the NASL, MISL and the USISL.