San Diego Toros

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San Diego Toros
San Diego Toros logo.png
Full nameSan Diego Toros
Founded1966 (Los Angeles Toros)
1968 (San Diego Toros)
Dissolved1968
GroundLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1967)[1]
Los Angeles, California
Balboa Stadium (1968)[2]
San Diego, California
Capacity93,000
34,000
ChairmanDan Reeves
ManagerGeorge Curtis
LeagueNorth American Soccer League

The San Diego Toros were a soccer team who played in the North American Soccer League, based in San Diego, California.

The Los Angeles Toros were an American professional soccer team based in Los Angeles, California that was a member of the National Professional Soccer League in 1967. The franchise was owned by Dan Reeves, who also owned the National Football League's Los Angeles Rams.

Following the merger of the NPSL and the United Soccer Association (USA) to form the NASL, the franchise moved to San Diego and became the San Diego Toros ahead of the 1968 NASL season, while the USA's Wolves remained in Los Angeles for 1968.[3]

In 1968 the team's top scorer was Pepe Fernandez.[4]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League W L T Pts Reg. Season Playoffs
1967 NPSL 7 10 15 114 5th, Western Division Did not qualify
1968 NASL 18 8 6 186 1st, Pacific Division Won Playoff (Kansas City)
Lost Championship (Atlanta)

Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duly, Jeffrey. "North American Soccer League Franchises - Los Angeles Toros (1967), San Diego Toros (1968)". FtLauderdaleStrikers.com.
  2. ^ http://soccerstats.us/teams/san-diego-toros/games/
  3. ^ "San Diego Toros Logos". Chris Creamer's sportslogos.net. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Los Angeles/San Diego Toros". North American Soccer League Rosters. Nasljerseys.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  5. ^ David A. Litterer (14 May 2010). "North American Soccer League". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 February 2013.