1980 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season

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Fort Lauderdale Strikers
1980 season
Manager Netherlands Cor van der Hart
Stadium Lockhart Stadium
NASL Division:Second Place
NASL Championship: Finalist
Top goalscorer League:
Italy Giorgio Chinaglia
(32 goals)
All:
Italy Giorgio Chinaglia
(32 goals)
Average home league attendance 14,360
Home colors
Away colors

The 1980 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season was the fourth season of the Fort Lauderdale Striker's team, and the club's fourteenth season in professional soccer. This year the team made it to the finals of North American Soccer League by reaching the Soccer Bowl. They were this year's Runners-up.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

Competitions[edit]

NASL regular season[edit]

Results summaries[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Match reports[edit]

NASL Playoffs[edit]

Playoffs In 1979 and 1980, if a playoff series was tied at one victory each, a full 30 minute mini-game was played. If neither team held an advantage after the 30 minutes, the teams would then move on to a shoot-out to determine a series winner.[1]

First round[edit]

Game 1 Game 2 Mini-game
Minnesota Kicks - Dallas Tornado 0 - 1 0 - 2 August 27 -17,461 • August 31 -8,674
San Diego Sockers - Chicago Sting 2 - 1 2 - 3 2 - 1 (SO, 3–0) August 27 -12,125 • August 30 -12,267
Tampa Bay Rowdies - New England Tea Men 1 - 0 4 - 0 August 27 -17,121 • August 30 -26,368
Vancouver Whitecaps - Seattle Sounders 1 - 2 (OT) 1 - 3 August 27 -27,231 • August 30 -35,254
Washington Diplomats - Los Angeles Aztecs 1 - 0 1 - 2 (SO, 4–5) 0 - 2 August 27 -20,231 • August 30 -14,163
Houston Hurricane - Edmonton Drillers 1 - 2 1 - 0 0 - 1 August 27 -3,902 • August 31 -22,059
California Surf - Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1 - 2 2 - 0 0 - 1 (SO, 2–3) August 28 2,929 • August 31 -15,282
Tulsa Roughnecks - New York Cosmos 1 - 3 1 - 8 August 28 -22,890 • August 31 -40,285


Quarterfinals[edit]

Game 1 Game 2 Mini-game
Los Angeles Aztecs - Seattle Sounders 3 - 0 0 - 4 2 - 1 (SO, 2–0) September 3 -13,466 • September 5 -32,564
Edmonton Drillers - Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0 - 1 3 - 2 (SO, 2–1) 0 - 3 September 3 -18,029 • September 6 -17,380
Dallas Tornado - New York Cosmos 2 - 3 3 - 0 0 - 3 September 3 -7,459 • September 7 -45,153
San Diego Sockers - Tampa Bay Rowdies 6 - 3 0 - 6 2 - 1 (SO, 2–0) September 4 -20,109 • September 7 -25,852


Semifinals[edit]

Game 1 Game 2 Mini-game
San Diego Sockers - Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1 - 2 4 - 2 0 - 3 September 11 -27,635 • September 13 -18,420
Los Angeles Aztecs - New York Cosmos 1 - 2 1 - 3 September 10 -25,487 • September 13 -42,324


Soccer Bowl '80[edit]

September 21[2]
12:44 pm EDT[3]
New York Cosmos 3–0 Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Romero (Chinaglia, Bogićević) Goal 47:55'
Chinaglia (Davis, Rijsbergen) Goal 70:06'
Chinaglia (Cabañas) Goal 87:07'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 50,768[4]
Referee: Paul Avis[5]

Bracket[edit]

Match reports[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

References[edit]

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