1984 Minnesota Strikers season

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Minnesota Strikers
1984 season
Manager India David Chadwick
Stadium The Metrodome
NASL Western Division: third place
Top goalscorer League:
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Steve Zungul
(20 goals)
All:
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Steve Zungul
(20 goals)
Home colors
Away colors

The 1984 Minnesota Strikers season of the North American Soccer League was the first season of the new team, and the club's eighteenth season in professional soccer. It is also the first ever incarnation of the club's new name. Previously, they were known as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. This was the first time the club played in the Western Division. They finished in third place and did not make the playoffs that year. After the league ended in 1984, the club folded the outdoor team and placed an indoor team in the Major Indoor Soccer League during the 1984-85 season, and continued to do so until 1988.

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Competitions[edit]

NASL regular season[edit]

W = Wins, L = Losses, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, BP = Bonus Points, Pts= point system

6 points for a win, 4 points for a shootout win, 0 points for a loss, 1 point for each regulation goal scored up to three per game.

Eastern Division W L GF GA BP Pts Home Road
Chicago Sting 13 11 50 49 44 120 6-6 7-5
Toronto Blizzard 14 10 46 33 35 117 9-3 5-7
New York Cosmos 13 11 43 42 39 115 9-3 4-8
Tampa Bay Rowdies 9 15 43 61 35 87 9-3 0-12
Western Division W L GF GA BP Pts Home Road
San Diego Sockers 14 10 51 42 40 118 9-3 5-7
Vancouver Whitecaps 13 11 51 48 43 117 10-2 3-9
Minnesota Strikers 14 10 40 44 35 115 8-4 6-6
Tulsa Roughnecks 10 14 42 46 38 98 8-4 2-10
Golden Bay Earthquakes 8 16 61 62 49 95 4-8 4-8

Scoring Leaders[edit]

GP = Games Played, G = Goals (worth 2 points), A = Assists (worth 1 point), Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Steve Zungul Golden Bay Earthquakes 24 20 10 50
Branko Šegota Golden Bay Earthquakes 24 18 11 47
Ron Futcher Tulsa Roughnecks 23 18 8 44
Karl-Heinz Granitza Chicago Sting 24 16 12 44
Peter Ward Vancouver Whitecaps 24 16 10 42
Ade Coker San Diego Sockers 22 16 7 39
David Byrne Toronto Blizzard 20 12 13 37
Alan Willey Minnesota Strikers 24 15 4 34
Jean Willrich San Diego Sockers 22 5 20 30
Roberto Bettega Toronto Blizzard 23 8 13 29

Leading Goalkeepers[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; Min - Minutes Played; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; W = Wins; L = Losses; SO = Shutouts

Player Team GP Min GA GAA W L SO
Paul Hammond Toronto Blizzard 21 1937 25 1.16 14 7 7
Hubert Birkenmeier New York Cosmos 22 2007 34 1.50 13 9 2
Tino Lettieri Minnesota Strikers 18 1622 28 1.55 10 8 4
Victor Nogueira Chicago Sting 18 1663 30 1.62 9 9 3
Winston DuBose Tulsa Roughnecks 22 1931 38 1.77 10 12 4
Paul Bradshaw Vancouver Whitecaps 24 2161 46 1.92 13 11 4
Jim Gorsek San Diego Sockers 15 1369 32 2.10 7 7 0
Arnie Mausser Tampa Bay Rowdies 23 2100 57 2.44 9 14 3
Bill Irwin Golden Bay Earthquakes 21 1964 54 2.48 7 14 2

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NASL Playoffs[edit]

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