1974 Miami Toros season

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Miami Toros
1974 season
Manager John Young
Stadium Miami Orange Bowl
NASL Eastern Division: First place
NASL Championship:Finalist
Top goalscorer League:
United States Paul Child
(15 goals)
All:
United States Paul Child
(15 goals)
Average home league attendance 7,340
Home colors
Away colors

The 1974 Miami Toros season was the second season of the team, and the club's eighth season in professional soccer. This year, the team earned first place in the Eastern Division. They won through the playoffs of the North American Soccer League and made into the championship game known as the NASL Final. They were this year's Runners-up.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

Competitions[edit]

NASL regular season[edit]

W = Wins, L = Losses, T= PK Shootout Wins, 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
Boston Minutemen 10 9 1 36 23 94
Toronto Metros 9 10 1 30 31 87
Rochester Lancers 8 10 2 23 30 77
New York Cosmos 4 14 2 28 40 58
Eastern Division W L T GF GA PT
Miami Toros 9 5 6 38 24 107
Baltimore Comets 10 8 2 42 46 105
Philadelphia Atoms 8 11 1 25 25 74
Washington Diplomats 7 12 1 29 36 70
Central Division W L T GF GA PT
Dallas Tornado 9 8 3 39 27 100
St. Louis Stars 4 15 1 27 42 54
Denver Dynamos 5 15 0 21 42 49
Western Division W L T GF GA PT
Los Angeles Aztecs 11 7 2 41 36 110
San Jose Earthquakes 9 8 3 43 38 103
Seattle Sounders 10 7 3 37 17 101
Vancouver Whitecaps 5 11 4 29 31 70

Results summaries[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Match reports[edit]

NASL Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

August 14 San Jose Earthquakes 0 – 3 Dallas Tornado Texas Stadium • Att. 8,652

August 15 Baltimore Comets 0 – 1 Boston Minutemen Alumni Stadium • Att. 9,713


Semifinals[edit]

August 17 Boston Minutemen 0 – 2 Los Angeles Aztecs ELAC Stadium • Att. 5,485

August 17 Dallas Tornado 1 – 3 Miami Toros Orange Bowl • Att. 5,045


NASL Final 1974[edit]

August 25
3:30 pm EDT
Los Angeles Aztecs 3–3 Miami Toros
de Rienzo Goal 26' (pen.)
Costa Goal 78'
McMillan Goal 88'
Wright Goal 17'
Sharp Penalty missed 48' (pen.)
Moraldo Goal 72' (o.g.)
Aránguiz Goal 87'
  Penalties  
Zanotti Penalty scored
Banhoffer Penalty scored
Marotte Penalty scored
Filotis Penalty scored
Douglas Penalty scored
5–3 Penalty scored Aguirre
Penalty scored Sharp
Penalty scored Mallender
Penalty missed Verdi
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 15,507
Referee: John Davies[1][2][3][4]

Bracket[edit]

Match reports[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

References[edit]

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