1979 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season

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Fort Lauderdale Strikers
1979 season
Manager England Ron Newman
Stadium Lockhart Stadium
NASL Eastern Division: Second place
Quartefinalist
Top goalscorer League:
Italy Giorgio Chinaglia
(26 goals)
All:
Italy Giorgio Chinaglia
(26 goals)
Average home league attendance 13,774
Home colors
Away colors

The 1979 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season was the third season of the Fort Lauderdale Striker's team, and the club's thirteenth season in professional soccer. This year the team were in second place for the Eastern Division of the North American Soccer League and made it to the American Conference Quarterfinals in the playoffs.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

Competitions[edit]

NASL regular season[edit]

Regular season W = Wins, L = Losses, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, BP = Bonus Points, Pts = Point System

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

American Conference[edit]

Eastern Division W L GF GA BP Pts Home Road
Tampa Bay Rowdies 19 11 67 46 55 169 14-1 5-10
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 17 13 75 64 63 165 9-6 8-7
Philadelphia Fury 10 20 55 60 51 111 10-5 0-15
New England Tea Men 12 18 41 56 41 110 8-7 4-11
Central Division W L GF GA BP Pts Home Road
Houston Hurricane 22 8 61 46 55 187 15-0 7-8
Chicago Sting 16 14 70 61 63 159 9-6 7-8
Detroit Express 14 16 60 56 49 132 10-5 4-11
Memphis Rogues 6 24 38 74 37 73 3-12 3-12
Western Division W L GF GA BP Pts Home Road
San Diego Sockers* 15 15 59 55 50 140 7-8 8-7
California Surf 15 15 53 56 50 140 9-6 6-9
Edmonton Drillers 8 22 43 78 40 88 7-8 1-14
San Jose Earthquakes 8 22 41 74 38 86 4-11 4-11

*San Diego and California finished the season with identical records and point totals. San Diego was awarded the division title due to a better goal differential.[1]

National Conference[edit]

Eastern Division W L GF GA BP Pts Home Road
New York Cosmos 24 6 84 52 72 216 13-2 11-4
Washington Diplomats 19 11 68 50 59 172 12-3 7-8
Toronto Blizzard 14 16 52 65 49 133 9-6 5-10
Rochester Lancers 15 15 43 57 42 132 11-4 4-11
Central Division W L GF GA BP Pts Home Road
Minnesota Kicks 21 9 67 48 58 184 14-1 7-8
Dallas Tornado 17 13 53 51 50 152 9-6 8-7
Tulsa Roughnecks 14 16 61 56 55 139 11-4 3-12
Atlanta Chiefs 12 18 59 61 49 121 9-6 3-12
Western Division W L GF GA BP Pts Home Road
Vancouver Whitecaps 20 10 54 34 52 172 12-3 8-7
Los Angeles Aztecs 18 12 62 47 54 162 10-5 8-7
Seattle Sounders 13 17 58 52 47 125 9-6 4-11
Portland Timbers 11 19 50 75 46 112 6-9 5-10

Results summaries[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Match reports[edit]

NASL Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Match reports[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASL sets playoff matchups". Edmonton Journal. August 13, 1979. p. D3. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 

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