The North American Soccer League (NASL) is a professional mens soccer league. It is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer) as the Division II league in the American league system. It is headquartered in New York City.
The North American Soccer League ( NASL) was the top-level major professional soccer league in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. It was the first soccer league to be successful on a national scale in the United States. The league final was called the Soccer Bowl from 1975 to 1983 and the Soccer Bowl Series in its final year, 1984.
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The original North American Soccer League (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. The league final was called the Soccer Bowl from 1975 to 1983 and the Soccer Bowl Series in its final year, 1984. The league’s popularity peaked in the late 1970s.
Soccer Bowl. The NASL Soccer Bowl began in 1975, when Commissioner Phil Woosnam conceived a week-long, neutral-site championship, similar to the NFL’s Super Bowl. Unlike the Super Bowl, Soccer Bowl was not denoted by Roman numerals; instead the last digits of the year were used (for example Soccer Bowl ’75).
Soccer in the United States, 1900-1920, by Roger Allaway. The myth of British pros on the USA 1930 World Cup team, by Roger Allaway and Colin Jose. The Ethnic Legacy in American Soccer, by Len Oliver. American College Soccer, 1946-1959: the Postwar Years, by Michey Cochrane and Len Oliver.
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The North American Soccer League (NASL) was a professional men's soccer based in the United States. The league was named for, but had no connection to, the original North American Soccer League . The later NASL was founded in 2009, and began play in 2011 with eight teams, following a 2010 season that saw NASL and USL teams play in a combined temporary Division II league .
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There were 3,101 documented NASL players over the history of the league. Many of the players stayed and are still coaching here. The growth of soccer in America is directly attributable to them. The quality of play in the Post-Pele (1978-1984) era was excellent. Many NASL game films still exist. They are a pleasure to watch.