Soccer Bowl '82

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Soccer Bowl '82
Soccer Bowl '82 logo.png
Event Soccer Bowl
Date September 18, 1982 (1982-09-18)
Venue San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California
Man of the Match Giorgio Chinaglia
Referee David Socha
Attendance 22,634

Soccer Bowl '82 was the North American Soccer League's postseason championship final of the 1982 season. The event was contested in a single-game match between the New York Cosmos and the Seattle Sounders. The match was played on September 18, 1982, at San Diego Stadium, in San Diego, California. The Cosmos were victorious by a score of 1–0 and were crowned the 1980 NASL champions. This was New York's fifth NASL title and fourth in six years.[1][2]


The New York Cosmos and the Seattle Sounders respectively won their semifinal games. This earned both teams the right to compete for the league title.

Game summary[edit]

Championship results[edit]

New York

1982 NASL Champions: New York Cosmos

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "NASL Championships". (North American Soccer League). Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "NASL 1968-1984 - Yearly Results". (North American Soccer League). Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cosmos Win Soccer Bowl". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Associated Press. September 19, 1982. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gammon, Clive (September 27, 1982). "By Giorgio, He Did It Again!: Giorgio Chinaglia revived his one-man show as the Cosmos won Soccer Bowl". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 

External links[edit]

NASL Soccer Bowl (official website)