1974 New York Cosmos season

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New York Cosmos
1974 season
Manager United States Gordon Bradley[1]
Stadium Downing Stadium
NASL Division: 4th
Overall: 13th
Playoffs: Did not qualify
National
Challenge Cup
Did not enter
Top goalscorer League:
Bermuda Randy Horton (9 goals)
All:
Bermuda Randy Horton (9 goals)
Highest home attendance 8,009
vs. PHI (June 9)
Lowest home attendance 1,153
vs. BOS (June 2)
Average home league attendance 3,578[2]

The 1974 New York Cosmos season was the 4th season for the New York Cosmos in the now-defunct North American Soccer League. In the Cosmos' fourth year of existence the club finished last in the four-team Northern Division and 13th out of 15 in the overall league table, failing to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in their short history.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 Poland GK Jerry Sularz
1 United States GK Shep Messing
2 United States DF Barry Mahy
3 Canada DF Frank Donlavey
4 United States DF Werner Roth
6 Canada MF John Kerr, Sr.
7 England FW Harold Jarman
10 United States MF Carlos Scott
11 United States FW Jorge Siega
12 United States FW Joey Fink
12 Brazil FW Emanuel Carrette
No. Position Player
14 England MF Mike Wardrop
15 Hungary MF Bela Monoki
16 Bermuda FW Randy Horton
19 England MF Geoff Vowden
20 Ecuador MF Germy Rivera
22 United States DF Angelo Anastasio
23 United States DF Len Renery
24 United States DF Gordon Bradley
6,8 England DF Malcolm Dawes
6,9 United States FW Mark Liveric

Source:[3]

Results[edit]

Source:[4]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
May 26, 1974 Napoli H 2-2 N/A N/A
June 16, 1974 Pumas UNAH H 4-1 N/A N/A

Regular Season[edit]

Pld = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, D = Draws, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
6 points for a win, 3 points for a draw, 0 points for a loss, 1 point for each goal scored (up to three per game).

Northern Division Standings[edit]

Pos Club Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 Boston Minutemen 20 10 9 1 36 23 +13 94
2 Toronto Metros 20 9 10 1 30 31 -1 87
3 Rochester Lancers 20 8 10 2 23 30 -7 77
4 New York Cosmos 20 4 14 2 28 40 -12 58

Overall League Placing[edit]

Pos Club Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
11 Washington Diplomats 20 7 12 1 29 36 -7 70
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 20 5 11 4 29 31 -2 70
13 New York Cosmos 20 4 14 2 28 40 -12 58
14 St. Louis Stars 20 4 15 1 27 42 -15 54
15 Denver Dynamos 20 5 15 0 21 42 21 49

Source:[5]

Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
May 5, 1974 Baltimore Comets H 2-3 5,700 Horton (2)
May 12, 1974 Miami Toros H 1-1 (SOL) 1,428 Fink
May 19, 1974 Rochester Lancers H 1-2 4,952 Dawes
May 22, 1974 Philadelphia Atoms A 1-0 10,117
June 2, 1974 Boston Minutemen H 2-1 1,153 Horton, Vowden
June 9, 1974 Philadelphia Atoms H 0-0 (SOW) 8,009
June 14, 1974 Miami Toros A 5-3 8,309 Jarman, Fink, Liveric
June 22, 1974 San Jose Earthquakes A 2-2 (SOL) 15,445 Jarman (2)
June 23, 1974 Los Angeles Aztecs A 3-2 4,107 Horton, Kerr
June 29, 1974 Boston Minutemen A 3-0 10,849
June 30, 1974 Vancouver Whitecaps H 0-2 2,835
July 4, 1974 Washington Diplomats H 3-1 1,301 Horton (2), Scott
July 6, 1974 Denver Dynamos A 2-0 3,915
July 12, 1974 Baltimore Comets A 2-2 (SOL) 3,467 Scott (2)
July 19, 1974 Rochester Lancers A 1-0 9,255
July 21, 1974 Seattle Sounders H 2-1 4,326 Siega, Liveric
July 28, 1974 Toronto Metros H 2-2 (SOW) 3,003 Jarman, Horton
July 31, 1974 Toronto Metros A 1-1 (SOL) 2,226 Horton
August 4, 1974 St. Louis Stars H 2-1 3,074 Fink, Dawes
August 11, 1974 Washington Diplomats A 2-1 3,621 Horton

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