1984 New York Cosmos season

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New York Cosmos
1984 season
Manager Italy Eddie Firmani[1]
Until December 11, 1984

Germany Hubert Birkenmeier
From December 11, 1984
Stadium Giants Stadium
NASL Division: 3rd
Overall: 6th
Playoffs: Did not qualify
National Challenge Cup Did not enter
CONCACAF
Champions' Cup
Did not enter
Top goalscorer League:
Paraguay Roberto Cabañas (8 goals)
All:
Paraguay Roberto Cabañas (11 goals)
Highest home attendance 37,629
vs. FCB (May 28)
Lowest home attendance 7,581
vs. GB (Sept 12)
Average home league attendance 12,817[2]
Home colors
Away colors

The 1984 New York Cosmos season was the fourteenth season for the New York Cosmos playing in the now-defunct North American Soccer League. It was the final year of the original Cosmos playing in the original NASL; they would play three friendlies in 1985 before disbanding. During the 1984 season, the Cosmos finished in third place in the Eastern Division, failing to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 1975. It was also the first season since 1978 that the Cosmos failed to finish first in the overall league table, ending a streak of six premierships.

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 United States DF Dan Canter
4 United States DF Jeff Durgan
5 United States DF Darryl Gee
6 Poland DF Wladyslaw Zmuda
7 Italy FW Giuseppe Damiani
8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia MF Vladislav Bogicevic
9 Paraguay FW Roberto Cabañas
11 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FW Dragan Vujovic
12 United States FW Steve Moyers
13 Netherlands MF Johan Neeskens
14 Poland FW Stan Terlecki
15 England FW Alan Green
No. Position Player
16 Argentina MF Angelo DiBernardo
16 Bermuda FW Randy Horton
17 United States MF Rick Davis
20 South Africa FW Andrew Parkinson
21 United States GK David Brcic
22 Portugal MF Pedro DeBrito
23 United States MF Mike Fox
24 United States DF Kazbek Tambi
25 Scotland MF Gerry Gray
27 Canada MF Carmine Marcantonio
28 Ecuador FW Chico Borja
30 Republic of Ireland MF Gerry Reardon
31 Italy DF Fernando DeMatthaeis
32 Liberia DF Doc Lawson

Source:[3]

Results[edit]

Source:[4]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
April 29, 1984 Vancouver Whitecaps N 1–4 Yazar (2)
May 1, 1984 América N 0–3
May 5, 1984 New York Cosmos Alumni H 6–2 32,653 Green (2), Moyers (3), DiBernardo
July 6, 1984 F.C. Seattle A 1-2 7,631 Green, Cabañas
July 22, 1984 World All-Stars H 1–3 37,381 Neeskens
August 12, 1984 Juventus H 2–1 36,724 Moyers, Davis
August 22, 1984 Argentinos Juniors H 3–2 13,796 Cabañas, Neekens, Borja

Trans-Atlantic Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
May 28, 1984 Barcelona H 5–3 37,629 Bogicevic, Cabañas, Moyers (2), Neeskens
June 3, 1984 Udinese H 4–1 34,158 Terlecki, Vujovic, Gray, Green

NASL 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).

Eastern Division Standings[edit]

Pos. Eastern Division W L GF GA BP Pts Home Road
1 Chicago Sting 13 11 50 49 44 120 6–6 7–5
2 Toronto Blizzard 14 10 46 33 35 117 9–3 5–7
3 New York Cosmos 13 11 43 42 39 115 9–3 4–8
4 Tampa Bay Rowdies 9 15 43 61 35 87 9–3 0–12

Overall League Placing[edit]

Pos. Eastern Division W L GF GA BP Pts Home Road
4 Chicago Sting 13 11 50 49 44 120 6–6 7–5
5 Toronto Blizzard 14 10 46 33 35 117 9–3 5–7
6 New York Cosmos 13 11 43 42 39 115 9–3 4–8
7 Tulsa Roughnecks 10 14 42 46 38 98 8–4 2–10
8 Golden Bay Earthquakes 8 16 61 62 49 95 4–8 4–8

Source:[5]

Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
May 13, 1984 Tampa Bay Rowdies H 1-0 21,385 Cabanas
May 20, 1984 Vancouver Whitecaps H 2-1 16,719 Cabanas (2)
May 26, 1984 Tampa Bay Rowdies A 2-2 (SOL) 12,722 Neeskens, DeBrito
June 9, 1984 Chicago Sting H 0-5 12,134
June 13, 1984 Golden Bay Earthquakes A 1-3 11,696 Borja (2), Gray
June 17, 1984 Toronto Blizzard H 2-1 15,482 Terlecki, Neeskens
June 22, 1984 Chicago Sting A 1-2 11,458 Terlecki, Borja
June 24, 1984 Tulsa Roughnecks H 3-1 14,267 Parkinson (2), Borja
June 27, 1984 Toronto Blizzard A 4-0 10,231
June 30, 1984 Minnesota Strikers A 1-0 11,572
July 8, 1984 Vancouver Whitecaps A 2-1 20,627 Cabanas
July 11, 1984 Tampa Bay Rowdies H 5-1 10,364 Bogicevic, Vujovic, Cabanas (2), Green
July 14, 1984 Tulsa Roughnecks A 2-3 22,500 Bogicevic, Green, Neeskens
July 25, 1984 San Diego Sockers H 3-1 10,495 Vujovic, Green, Cabanas
August 10, 1984 Minnesota Strikers A 3-2 10,575 DeBrito, Green
August 15, 1984 San Diego Sockers H 2-0 12,328 Cabanas, Moyers
August 19, 1984 Minnesota Strikers H 3-4 12,872 Neeskens, Green
August 25, 1984 San Diego Sockers A 2-1 5,215 Davis
August 29, 1984 Vancouver Whitecaps H 2-1 11,444 Vujovic, Terlecki
September 3, 1984 Golden Bay Earthquakes A 3-4 8,567 Parkinson, Terlecki, Bogicevic, Borja
September 5, 1984 Toronto Blizzard H 1-1 (SOW) 8,736 Davis
September 8, 1984 Tulsa Roughnecks A 2-0 7,683
September 12, 1984 Golden Bay Earthquakes H 0-1 7,581
September 15, 1984 Chicago Sting A 1-0 10,729

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From
3 DF United States Dan Canter United States Team America
6 DF Poland Władysław Żmuda Italy Hellas Verona
7 FW Italy Giuseppe Damiani Italy Milan
14 FW Poland Stan Terlecki United States Golden Bay Earthquakes
20 FW South Africa Andrew Parkinson United States Team America
22 MF Portugal Pedro DeBrito United States Tampa Bay Rowdies
25 MF Scotland Gerry Gray Canada Montreal Manic
27 MF Canada Carmine Marcantonio Canada Montreal Manic
28 FW Ecuador Chico Borja United States Team America
30 MF Republic of Ireland Gerry Reardon United States Tulsa Roughnecks
32 DF Liberia Doc Lawson United States New York Arrows

1985[edit]

After the disbanding of the North American Soccer League, the Cosmos opted to play as an independent team. After poor attendances and lack of media interest, the club shut down operations upon playing a handful of friendly matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yannis, Alex (December 11, 1984). "Cosmos hire Klivecka as indoor coach". The New York Times (New York, New York). Retrieved August 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/usadave/nasl.html
  3. ^ Morrison, Dave. "New York Cosmos 1984 Roster". NASLJerseys.com. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://soccerstats.us/teams/new-york-cosmos/1984/
  5. ^ "The Year in American Soccer - 1984". The American Soccer History Archives. Homepages.sover.net. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 

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