1982 New York Cosmos season

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New York Cosmos
1982 season
Manager Brazil Júlio Mazzei[1]
Stadium Giants Stadium
NASL Division: 1st
Overall: 1st
Playoffs: Champions
National
Challenge Cup
Did not enter
CONCACAF
Champions' Cup
Did not enter
Top goalscorer League: ( goals)
All: ( goals)
Highest home attendance 52,436
vs. TB (April 18)
Lowest home attendance 14,212
vs. CNF (May 29)
Average home league attendance 28,479[2]

The 1982 New York Cosmos season was the 12th season for the New York Cosmos in the now-defunct North American Soccer League. The Cosmos completed their fourth double—a feat not matched by any NASL or, as yet, MLS club—finishing 37 points ahead of Seattle for the league premiership, and defeating the Sounders in Soccer Bowl '82 for the league championship.

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
1 Germany GK Hubert Birkenmeier
2 Iran DF Andranik Eskandarian
3 Canada DF Robert Iarusci
4 United States DF Jeff Durgan
5 Brazil DF Carlos Alberto
6 United States MF Rick Davis
7 Paraguay MF Julio Cesar Romero
8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia MF Vladislav Bogićević
9 Italy FW Giorgio Chinaglia
11 Portugal FW Seninho
12 United States FW Steve Moyers
13 Netherlands MF Johan Neeskens
No. Position Player
14 South Africa FW Steve Wegerle
15 Netherlands DF Wim Rijsbergen
16 United States FW Angelo DiBernardo
17 United States FW Steve Hunt
18 United States MF Boris Bandov
19 Paraguay FW Roberto Cabanas
21 United States GK David Brcic
22 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia DF Ivan Buljan
24 United States FW Darryl Gee
26 United States DF Erhardt Kapp
28 United States FW Chico Borja
30 Trinidad and Tobago MF Richard Chinapoo

Source:[3]

Results[edit]

Source:[4]

Friendlies[edit]


Preseason[edit]


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).

Eastern Division Standings[edit]

Pos Club Pld W L GF GA GD Pts
1 New York Cosmos 32 23 9 73 52 +21 203
2 Montreal Manic 32 19 13 60 43 +17 159
3 Toronto Blizzard 32 17 15 64 47 +17 151
4 Chicago Sting 32 13 19 56 67 -11 129

Overall League Placing[edit]

Pos Club Pld W L GF GA GD Pts
1 New York Cosmos 32 23 9 73 52 +21 203
2 Seattle Sounders 32 18 14 72 48 +24 166
3 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 32 18 14 64 74 -10 163
4 San Diego Sockers 32 19 13 71 54 +17 162
5 Vancouver Whitecaps 32 20 12 58 48 +10 160

Source:[5]

Matches[edit]

April 10, 1982: New York Cosmos 3, Jacksonville Tea Men 2 Jacksonville, Fl Attendance: 4,537

April 18, 1982, New York Cosmos 2, Tampa Bay Rowdies 0 Giants Stadium Attendance 52,436

April 24, 1982: New York Cosmos 3, Chicago Sting 1 Wrigley Field Attendance 16,149

April 28, 1982: Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2, New York Cosmos 1 Lockhart Stadium Attendance 17,951

May 2, 1982: New York Cosmos 2, Jacksonville Tea Men 0 Giants Stadium Attendance 32,710

Postseason[edit]

Overview[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]
Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
New York Cosmos - Tulsa Roughnecks 5 - 0 0 - 1 1 - 0 August 25, 28, September 1
Seattle Sounders - Toronto Blizzard 4 - 2 1 - 2 4 - 2 August 25, 28, September 1
Montreal Manic - Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3 - 2 0 - 1 1 - 4 August 25, 28, September 1
San Diego Sockers - Vancouver Whitecaps 5 - 1 0 - 1 2 - 1 August 25, 28, September 1
Semi-finals[edit]
Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
New York Cosmos - San Diego Sockers 2 - 1 2 - 1 September 5, 8
Seattle Sounders - Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2 - 0 3 - 4 1 - 0 September 4, 8, 10
Soccer Bowl '82[edit]
September 18 New York Cosmos 1 – 0 Seattle Sounders San Diego, Jack Murphy Stadium

Matches[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]