NASL Final 1970

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NASL Final 1970
EventNASL Final
on aggregate
First leg
DateSeptember 5, 1970 (1970-09-05)
VenueAquinas Memorial Stadium, Rochester, New York
RefereeMike Ashkenazi
Second leg
DateSeptember 13, 1970 (1970-09-13)
VenueBrookland Stadium, Washington, DC

NASL Final 1970 was the North American Soccer League's postseason championship final of the 1970 season. As no championship game was played for the 1969 season, it was the first championship game since the 1968 season. The event was contested in a two-game aggregate match between the Rochester Lancers and the Washington Darts. The first leg was held on September 5, 1970 at Aquinas Memorial Stadium in Rochester, New York, with the Lancers victorious by a score of 3–0. The second leg was played on September 13, 1970 at Brookland Stadium in Washington, DC. That day the Darts came out on top by the score of 3–1. Renato Costa, who played under the alias of "Raul Herrera" that year, scored three of Rochester's four goals.[1] With the two-day competition completed, the Rochester Lancers held a 4–3 aggregate lead and were crowned the 1970 NASL champions.[2][3]


The Rochester Lancers and the Washington Darts respectively won the Northern Division and Southern Division of the NASL. This earned each team the right to compete for the league title.

Series summary[edit]

Champion Runner-up Game 1 Venue Game 2 Venue Agg.
Rochester Lancers Washington Darts
Aquinas Memorial Stadium
Brookland Stadium

Match details[edit]

First leg[edit]

First leg
Rochester Lancers[4][5]3–0Washington Darts
Costa 26', 61'
Marotte 72' (pen.)
Attendance: 9,321
Referee: Mike Ashkenazi
Rochester Lancers [6][7]
Washington Darts [6][8]

Second leg[edit]

Second leg
Washington Darts3–1Rochester Lancers
DeLeon 44' (pen.)
Gyau 49'
Browne 65'
Report Costa 40'
Washington Darts [10]
Rochester Lancers [10]
  1. ^ a b He served as both, player and coach.

1970 NASL Champions: Rochester Lancers

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lewis, Michael (May 4, 1981). "Memories remain at Holleder". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. p. 1D. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  2. ^ NASL. "NASLSoccerBowl - History - Past Winner". North American Soccer League.
  3. ^ NASL. "NASL 1968-1984 - Yearly Result". North American Soccer League. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "Previo Campeones: Rochester Lancers Capturan Titulo En 1970". 15 Sep 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  5. ^ Loj, Alex (September 6, 1970). "Lancers Defeat Darts". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. p. 1D. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
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  8. ^ "6 Sep 1970, Page 46 - Democrat and Chronicle at". 1970-09-06. Retrieved 2022-06-05.
  9. ^ Stolze, Craig (September 14, 1970). "Lancers Soccer Champs". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. p. 1D. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  10. ^ a b,%20Lancers.jpg[bare URL image file]