This article is about the original soccer league that was active from 1988 to 1989. For the present-day league, see American Soccer League (2014)
American Soccer League
The American Soccer League has been a name used by three different professional soccer sports league in the United States. In 1988, the third American Soccer League was created as an east coast counterpart to the west coast-based Western Soccer Alliance. The third iteration of the ASL lasted only two seasons, merging with the WSA in 1990 to form the American Professional Soccer League.
The league comprised ten teams on the East Coast. During its second season, the league champion Fort Lauderdale Strikers played the San Diego Nomads, champions of the Western Soccer Alliance in a "national championship" game. By 1990, the ASL and WSA had merged to form the American Professional Soccer League.
Complete team list