San Antonio Thunder

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San Antonio Thunder
Founded 1975
Dissolved 1976
Stadium North East Stadium (1975)
Alamo Stadium (1976)
San Antonio, Texas
Owner Herman Warden "Ward" Lay, Jr.
League North American Soccer League

The San Antonio Thunder were an American soccer team founded in 1975 as a member of the North American Soccer League. The team existed only two seasons in San Antonio before moving to Hawaii. The team was owned by Herman Warden "Ward" Lay, Jr., son of the founder of the Frito-Lay potato chip empire.


Coached by Luis Sagastume in 1975, the Thunder played their home games at North East Stadium. In 1976, they played their games at Alamo Stadium. Following the 1976 season, the team moved to Hawaii where they became Team Hawaii. The franchise existed for one season as Team Hawaii (1977) and later relocated again to Oklahoma, playing seven additional seasons as the Tulsa Roughnecks (1978–1984).[1]


Year League W L T Pts Reg. season Playoffs Attendance
1975 NASL 6 16 59 5th, Central Division Did not qualify 4,412
1976 NASL 12 12 107 4th, Pacific Conference, Southern Division Did not qualify 4,794


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1976 San Antonio Thunder". Fun While It Lasted. July 6, 2012. 

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