1975 New York Cosmos season

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New York Cosmos
1975 season
Manager United States Gordon Bradley[1]
Stadium Downing Stadium
NASL Division: 3rd
Overall: 12th
Playoffs: Did not qualify
National
Challenge Cup
Did not enter
Top goalscorer League:
United States Joey Fink (6 goals)
Israel Mordechai Spiegler (6 goals)
All: N/A
Highest home attendance 22,500
vs. TOR (June 18)
Lowest home attendance 5,227
vs. CON (June 4)
Average home league attendance 10,450[2]

The 1975 New York Cosmos season was the 5th season for the New York Cosmos in the now-defunct North American Soccer League. In the Cosmos' fifth year of existence the club finished 3rd in the five-team Northern Division and 12th out of 20 in the overall league table. Despite Pelé joining the club midseason in what English writer Gavin Newsham said was "the transfer coup of the century,"[3] bringing unprecedented attention to soccer in the United States, the Cosmos missed the playoffs for the second straight year.

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
0,1 United States GK Kurt Kuykendall
1 Bermuda GK Sam Nusum
2 United States DF Barry Mahy
3 Uruguay DF Juan Masnik
4 United States DF Werner Roth
5 Uruguay MF Alfredo Lamas
6 Canada MF John Kerr, Sr.
7 Uruguay MF Julio Correa
8 United States FW Mark Liveric
9 Uruguay FW Americo Paredes
10 Brazil FW Pelé
11 United States FW Jorge Siega
12 United States FW Joey Fink
14 United States DF Gordon Bradley
14 Romania MF Gil Mardarescu
No. Position Player
14 Brazil MF Nelsi Morais
14 Brazil DF De
15 Uruguay DF Omar Caetano
15 Peru MF Ramon Mifflin
16 United States FW Tony Donlic
17 Scotland DF Brian Rowan
17 United States MF Carlos Scott
18 United States DF Tony Picciano
19 Brazil FW Manoel Maria
20 England DF Mike Dillon
21 Israel FW Mordechai Spiegler
22 United States DF Angelo Anastasio
22 Israel DF David Primo
22,23 Spain DF Luis De La Fuente
23 England FW Tommy Ord

Source:[4]

Results[edit]

Source:[5]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
May 22, 1975 Israel H 1-1 N/A N/A
June 15, 1975 Dallas Tornado H 2-2 21,278 Spiegler?, Pelé
July 7, 1975 Vancouver Whitecaps A 1-2 26,495 N/A
July 27, 1975 Dallas Tornado A 3-2 26,127 N/A
August 10, 1975 St. Louis Stars A 2-1 10,180 N/A
August 27, 1975 San Jose Earthquakes A 3-2 19,338 N/A
August 31, 1975 Malmö FF A 5-1 21,000 N/A
September 2, 1975 Swedish All-Stars A 1-3 20,448 Pelé (2), Ord
September 4, 1975 Stockholm A 2-3 N/A N/A
September 11, 1975 Oslo A 2-4 N/A N/A
September 13, 1975 A.S. Roma A 3-1 N/A N/A
September 17, 1975 Victory Club A 1-2 N/A N/A
September 19, 1975 Violette A.C. A 2-1 N/A N/A
September 21, 1975 Santos Jamaica A 1-0 N/A N/A
September 26, 1975 Puerto Rico A 1-12 N/A N/A
September 28, 1975 Violette A.C. A 0-0 N/A N/A
September 30, 1975 Toronto Metros-Croatia A N/A N/A N/A
October 2, 1975 Windsor Stars A N/A N/A N/A

Preseason[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
March 1, 1975 Miami Toros N 1-0 N/A N/A
March 3, 1975 Victory Club A 0-1 N/A N/A

Regular Season[edit]

Pld = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
6 points for a win, 1 point for a shootout win, 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 GF GA GD Pts
1 Boston Minutemen 22 13 9 41 29 +12 116
2 Toronto Metros-Croatia 22 13 9 39 28 +11 114
3 New York Cosmos 22 10 12 39 38 +1 91
4 Rochester Lancers 22 6 16 29 49 -20 64
5 Hartford Bicentennials 22 6 16 27 51 -24 61

Overall League Placing[edit]

Pos Club Pld W L GF GA GD Pts
10 Chicago Sting 22 12 10 39 33 +6 106
11 Vancouver Whitecaps 22 11 11 38 28 +10 99
12 New York Cosmos 22 10 12 39 38 +1 91
13 Philadelphia Atoms 22 10 12 33 42 -9 90
14 Baltimore Comets 22 9 13 34 52 -18 87

Source:[6]

Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
April 30, 1975 Miami Toros H 2-3 9,328 Liveric, Correa
May 3, 1975 Tampa Bay Rowdies A 1-0 8,378
May 7, 1975 Baltimore Comets H 5-1 7,016 Fink (3), Liveric, Correa
May 14, 1975 Connecticut Bicentennials H 1-1 (SOL) 6,103 Fink
May 19, 1975 Toronto Metros-Croatia A 1-2 4,796 Dillon, Liveric
May 28, 1975 Vancouver Whitecaps H 0-1 7,331
June 4, 1975 Connecticut Bicentennials H 2-1 5,227 Paredas, Liveric
June 7, 1975 Rochester Lancers A 3-2 4,959 Spiegler (2)
June 10, 1975 Philadelphia Atoms A 1-0 20,124
June 18, 1975 Toronto Metros-Croatia H 2-0 22,500 Correa, Spiegler
June 27, 1975 Rochester Lancers A 0-3 14,562 Siega, Pelé, Fink
June 29, 1975 Washington Diplomats A 2-9 35,620 Spiegler (2), Paredas, Pelé (2),
Kerr, Fink, Mahy, Maria
July 3, 1975 Los Angeles Aztecs A 5-1 12,176 Spiegler
July 5, 1975 Seattle Sounders A 2-0 17,925
July 9, 1975 Boston Minutemen H 3-1 18,126 De La Fuente, Correa, Kerr
July 16, 1975 Portland Timbers H 1-2 13,423 Pelé
July 19, 1975 Toronto Metros-Croatia A 3-0 21,573
July 23, 1975 San Jose Earthquakes H 1-1 (SOW) 11,137 Pelé
July 30, 1975 Rochester Lancers H 2-0 8,217 Ord (2)
August 1, 1975 Connecticut Bicentennials A 3-1 8,546 Liveric
August 3, 1975 Boston Minutemen A 5-0 4,445
August 6, 1975 Boston Minutemen H 1-0 6,541 Paredas

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