The Oakland Stompers were a soccer team in the North American Soccer League (NASL) which played the 1978 season in the NASL. The Stompers played in the Western Division of the American Conference and finished the year with a 12-18 record, in third place and out of playoff contention.
The club drew 32,104 in their home opener against cross-bay rival San Jose in April (at the time, the largest crowd ever to see a pro league soccer match in California), but could only break 20,000 once more, against the Cosmos in July. Most of their crowds were in the 8,000-to-10,000 range, and they averaged only 11,929 on the season. (The Coliseum was a lonely place in the summer of '78: the Stompers' co-tenants, baseball's Oakland Athletics, attracted just 7,218 fans per home date.) The crowds were insufficient to pay the bills, so at the end of the 1978 season, the team was sold and moved to Edmonton, Alberta where the team was renamed the Edmonton Drillers.