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. 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.

Match summary[edit]

Championship results[edit]

Northern Champion Aggregate Southern Champion First leg Second leg Attendance
Rochester Lancers 4–3[4] Washington Darts 3–0 1–3 September 5 • Aquinas Memorial Stadium • 9,321
September 13 • Brookland Stadium • 5,543

First leg[edit]

Rochester Lancers[5][6]3–0Washington Darts
Costa Goal 26' (Kankam)
Costa Goal 61' (Ofori)
Marotti Goal 72' (pen.)
Attendance: 9,321
Referee: Mike Ashkenazi

Second leg[edit]

Washington Darts3–1Rochester Lancers
DeLeon Goal 44' (pen.)
Gyau Goal 49' (Grell)
Browne Goal 65' (Archibald)
Report Costa Goal 40' (Metidieri)

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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-02-05. Retrieved 2013-10-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Previo Campeones: Rochester Lancers Capturan Titulo En 1970". 15 Sep 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  6. ^ Loj, Alex (September 6, 1970). "Lancers Defeat Darts". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. p. 1D. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
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  11. ^ Stolze, Craig (September 14, 1970). "Lancers Soccer Champs". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. p. 1D. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
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