1970 North American Soccer League season

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North American Soccer League -1970 Season-
Season 1970
Champions Rochester Lancers
Premiers Washington Darts
Matches played 84
Goals scored 253 (3.01 per match)
Top goalscorer Greece Kirk Apostolidis
(16 goals)
Average attendance 3,163

Statistics of North American Soccer League in season 1970. This was the 3rd season of the NASL.[1]


Six teams competed with the Rochester Lancers winning the championship. Santos FC of Brazil beat the NASL All-Stars 4-3 at Soldier Field in Chicago to finish the season.

Changes from the previous season[edit]

Baltimore Bays dropped out. The Washington Darts and Rochester Lancers joined the league from the American Soccer League.

Regular season[edit]

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

6 points for a win, 3 points for a tie, 0 points for a loss, 1 point for each goal scored up to three per game.

Northern Division W L T GF GA PT
Rochester Lancers 9 9 6 41 45 111
Kansas City Spurs 8 10 6 42 44 100
St. Louis Stars 5 17 2 26 71 60
Southern Division W L T GF GA PT
Washington Darts 14 6 4 52 29 137
Atlanta Chiefs 11 8 5 53 33 123
Dallas Tornado 8 12 4 39 39 92

NASL All-Stars[edit]

First Team[2][3]   Position   Second Team
Lincoln Phillips, Washington G Leonel Conde, Kansas City
Charlie Mitchell, Rochester D John Cocking, Atlanta
Uriel Da Viega, Atlanta D Delroy Scott, Atlanta
Willie Evans, Washington M Ray Bloomfield, Atlanta
John Best, Dallas M Roy Turner, Dallas
Billy Fraser, Washington M Bob DeLuca, Rochester
Carlos Metidieri, Rochester F Warren Archibald, Washington
Dave Metchick, Atlanta F Clarival Oliveira, Kansas City
Art Welch, Atlanta F Kirk Apostolidis, Dallas
Leroy DeLeon, Washington F Mike Renshaw, Dallas
Manfred Seissler, Kansas City F Pat McBride, St. Louis

NASL Final 1970[edit]

Main article: NASL Final 1970
Aggregate First leg Second leg
Rochester Lancers 4 - 3[1] Washington Darts 3 - 0 1 - 3 September 2 Holleder Memorial Stadium 9,321
September 13 Catholic University Stadium (Brookland Stadium) 5,543

First leg[edit]

September 2
Rochester Lancers 3–0 Washington Darts
Renato Costa Goal
Luis Marotti Goal
Holleder Memorial Stadium, Rochester, New York
Attendance: 9,321
Referee: Mike Ashkenazi

Second leg[edit]

1970 NASL Champions: Rochester Lancers

Post season awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Year in American Soccer - 1970". Homepages.sover.net. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  2. ^ "NASL Homepage". Web.archive.org. 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Steve Dimitry's NASL Web Page". Oocities.org. Retrieved 2014-01-13.