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1974 North American Soccer League season


1974 North American Soccer League season

North American Soccer League -1974 Season-
Season 1974
Champions Los Angeles Aztecs
Premiers Los Angeles Aztecs
Matches played 150
Goals scored 488 (3.25 per match)
Top goalscorer Paul Child
(15 goals)
Longest winning run 8, Los Angeles
Highest attendance 24,093 (Denver @ Phil)
Lowest attendance 1,153 (NY @ Boston)
Average attendance 7,825

Statistics of North American Soccer League in season 1974. This was the 7th season of the NASL.[1]


Fifteen teams comprised the league with the Los Angeles Aztecs winning the championship in a penalty kick shootout over the Miami Toros.

Changes from the Previous Season

Teams folding

  • Atlanta Apollos
  • Montreal Olympique

Teams joining

Rules Changes

The league decided to do away with tie games. If a match was tied after 90 minutes, it was to be decided by a standard penalty kick shootout and would appear in the standings as a 'tie-win'. The tie-winner would gain three points, plus goals in regulation, while the loser of the tie-breaker received no points, except for regulation goals.[1]

Regular season

W = Wins, L = Losses, T= PK Shootout Wins, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PT= point system

6 points for a win, 3 points for a tie, 0 points for a loss, 1 point for each goal scored up to three per game.

Northern Division W L T GF GA PT
Boston Minutemen 10 9 1 36 23 94
Toronto Metros 9 10 1 30 31 87
Rochester Lancers 8 10 2 23 30 77
New York Cosmos 4 14 2 28 40 58
Eastern Division W L T GF GA PT
Miami Toros 9 5 6 38 24 107
Baltimore Comets 10 8 2 42 46 105
Philadelphia Atoms 8 11 1 25 25 74
Washington Diplomats 7 12 1 29 36 70
Central Division W L T GF GA PT
Dallas Tornado 9 8 3 39 27 100
St. Louis Stars 4 15 1 27 42 54
Denver Dynamos 5 15 0 21 42 49
Western Division W L T GF GA PT
Los Angeles Aztecs 11 7 2 41 36 110
San Jose Earthquakes 9 8 3 43 38 103
Seattle Sounders 10 7 3 37 17 101
Vancouver Whitecaps 5 11 4 29 31 70

NASL All-Stars

First Team[2][3]   Position   Second Team Honorable Mention
Barry Watling, Seattle G Bob Rigby, Philadelphia Ian McKechnie, Boston
Dick Hall, Dallas D Ralph Wright, Miami Bobby Smith, Philadelphia
Albert Jackson, Dallas D Derek Trevis, Philadelphia Patrick Greenwood, Boston
Chris Dunleavy, Philadelphia D Jim Gabriel, Seattle Laurie Calloway, San Jose
Geoff Butler, Baltimore D Brian Rowan, Toronto Charlie Mitchell, Rochester
Ronnie Sharp, Miami M Hank Liotart, Seattle Alan Spavin, Washington
Ilija Mitic, Dallas M Luis Marotte, Los Angeles Roy Sinclair, Seattle
Roberto Aguirre, Miami M Fernando Pinto, Toronto Dieter Zajdel, San Jose
Paul Child, San Jose F Ade Coker, Boston Steve David, Miami
John Rowlands, Seattle F Doug McMillan, Los Angeles Jim Fryatt, Philadelphia
Peter Silvester, Baltimore F Warren Archibald, Miami Randy Horton, New York



August 14 San Jose Earthquakes 0 – 3 Dallas Tornado Texas Stadium • Att. 8,652

August 15 Baltimore Comets 0 – 1 Boston Minutemen Alumni Stadium • Att. 9,713


August 17 Boston Minutemen 0 – 2 Los Angeles Aztecs ELAC Stadium • Att. 5,485

August 17 Dallas Tornado 1 – 3 Miami Toros Tamiami Stadium[4][5] • Att. 5,045

NASL Final 1974

August 25
3:30 pm EDT
Los Angeles Aztecs 3–3 Miami Toros
de Rienzo Goal 26' (pen.)
Costa Goal 78'
McMillan Goal 88'
Wright Goal 17'
Sharp Penalty missed 48' (pen.)
Moraldo Goal 72' (o.g.)
Aranguiz Goal 87'
Zanotti Penalty scored
Banhoffer Penalty scored
Marotte Penalty scored
Filotis Penalty scored
Douglas Penalty scored
5–3 Penalty scored Aguirre
Penalty scored Sharp
Penalty scored Mallender
Penalty missed Verdi
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 15,507
Referee: John Davies[6][7][8][9]

1974 NASL Champions: Los Angeles Aztecs

Post season awards


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External links

  • Complete Results and Standings
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