1987 Western Soccer Alliance

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Western Soccer Alliance
-1987 Season-
Season 1987
Champions San Diego Nomads
(1st title)
Premiers San Diego Nomads
(1st title)
Top goalscorer Joe Mihaljevic
(7 goals)
1986
1988

Final league standings for the 1987 Western Soccer Alliance season.

History[edit]

In 1987, the Alliance retained its regular season single table standings, but added a post-season playoff to determine the league champion. The San Diego Nomads won both the regular season and playoff titles.

League standings[edit]

Place Team GP W L OW OL PW PL GF GA Points
1 San Diego Nomads 10 6 4 1 0 1 1 17 9 31
2 F.C. Seattle 10 5 5 1 1 1 1 16 14 31
3 San Jose Earthquakes 10 5 5 1 1 1 1 21 13 31
4 F.C. Portland 10 5 5 2 0 0 0 9 16 24
5 Los Angeles Heat 10 5 5 0 1 0 0 9 15 24
6 California Kickers 10 4 6 0 2 2 0 11 16 23

Playoffs[edit]

Wild Card[edit]

Final[edit]

June 15, 1987
7:30 PM PST
San Diego Nomads (CA) 3 – 1 San Jose Earthquakes (CA)
Paul Stumpf YC 31'
Steve Black Goal 53'
Mario Gonzalez Goal 62'
Steve Black Goal 85'
Goal 31' Jadir Henrique
Southwestern College, Chula Vista, California
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: (USA)

Points leaders[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals Assists Points
1 Joe Mihaljevic F.C. Portland 7 2 16
2 Marcelo Balboa San Diego Nomads 6 0 12
3 Geoff Wall F.C. Seattle 4 4 12
4 Mike Enneking F.C. Seattle 5 0 10
5 George Pastor San Jose Earthquakes 4 2 10
6 John Hamel F.C. Seattle 3 1 7
7 John Gerrard Los Angeles Heat 3 1 7
8 Jadir Henrique San Jose Earthquakes 2 3 7
9 Steve Boardman San Diego Nomads 2 3 7
10 John Sissons San Diego Nomads 3 0 6
11 Amir Darabi California Kickers 3 0 6

Honors[edit]

Goalkeeper: Anton Nistl
Defenders: Steve Boardman, Barney Boyce, Daryl Green, Robbie Zipp
Midfielders: Jadir Henrique, George Pastor, Geoff Wall
Forwards: Brent Goulet, Tim Martin, Joe Mihaljevic
  • Second Team All League
Goalkeeper: Mike Lane
Defenders: Marcelo Balboa, Arturo Velazco, Eric Biefeld, Chris Wentzien
Midfielders: Steve Black, John Hamel, Richard Torres
Forwards: Scott Benedetti, John Gerard, John Sissons

References[edit]