NASL thread

Discussion in 'MLS: Expansion' started by detroitexpress, Jul 30, 2002.

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  1. detroitexpress

    detroitexpress New Member

    Oct 24, 2000
    Detroit
    Gotta have a thread where we can wallow in NASL nostalgia. No, it's not good to "live in the past", but when you've got things like the Colorado Caribous, the shootout, the 35-yard line, the Cosmos, the Express, Strikers, Roughnecks, Kicks, Sting, Rowdies, Whitecaps, etc. to discuss, who cares what's good for you?

    NASL forever! Anyone care to dig up a good NASL photo or graphic to kick off this thread?
     
  2. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 1977 San Jose Earthquakes


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  3. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 1979 San Jose Earthquakes


    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp [​IMG]
     
  4. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 1983 Golden Bay Earthquakes


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  5. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 1985 San Jose Earthquakes (post-NASL)


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  6. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp George Best

    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp [​IMG]
     
  7. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Slavisa (Steve) Zungul

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  8. kasai

    kasai New Member

    Jul 15, 2002
    California
    Zungul played indoor in SD and was a very exciting player to watch.

    The NASL seemed to have the glamour that the MLS is missing. Remember Hugo Sanchez in SD?
     
  9. bukie2k

    bukie2k Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    New Jersey
    I think I just figured out what is missing from MLS: fringe on the jerseys like the Caribou wore in their brief stay in the NASL ;)

    The NASL is an important part of the sports past in this country. Let's keep this thread alive!
     
  10. NACIONAL

    NACIONAL New Member

    Dec 31, 2001
    Medellin, Colombia
    Well a lot of OLD pictures... i want to see Cosmos photos!!!!... not only earthquakes photos
     
  11. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Prospect Hgts IL (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Stanley Sting -- simply the best mascot of ALL time.
     
  12. d8n_two

    d8n_two New Member

    Jul 18, 2002
    Stillwater
    Cosmos Team Pic

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  13. d8n_two

    d8n_two New Member

    Jul 18, 2002
    Stillwater
  14. d8n_two

    d8n_two New Member

    Jul 18, 2002
    Stillwater
    Roughnecks

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  15. Bluesfan

    Bluesfan Member+

    Aug 12, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    I have to admit that the Cosmos kit ranks up there with original DC United kit as the best in American history. The both are one color with nice trimming and a badge on the chest. No cartoon logo plastered across the front. Classic.
     
  16. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. bukie2k

    bukie2k Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    New Jersey
    Bugs Bunny could take him with one paw tied behind his back.:)
     
  18. Chunko2

    Chunko2 New Member

    Nov 4, 2005
    Port Charlotte, Fla.
    Loved the NASL- my father had season tickets for the Tampa Bay Rowdies and when the New York Cosmos, with Pele, came to town it was an event. I remember reading somewhere that the MLS purposefully stays away from naming teams after former NASL teams- Metrostars instead of Cosmos, Mutiny instead of Rowdies, etc. Why? Those team names were the best thing about the league- and how about Wes McLeod of the Tampa Bay Rowdies wearing tassles on his socks

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  19. USRufnex

    USRufnex Red Card

    Tulsa Athletic / Sheffield United
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
  20. Paul Schmidt

    Paul Schmidt Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Portland, Oregon!
    Someone still owns the trademarked name New York Cosmos. He wants millions of $$ for it.

    I'm going to guess the Rowdies are in the same boat.

    MLS is cheap. Whether that's greater wisdom or not is up to each of us to decide.
     
  21. nkycrew

    nkycrew Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Northern Kentucky
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can we say San Jose Earthquakes? Or is that a different story.
     
  22. Chunko2

    Chunko2 New Member

    Nov 4, 2005
    Port Charlotte, Fla.
    Good point- but my thinking is that they originally started off as the San Jose Clash and they changed their names after three or four years. I am speaking of the 1996 season when the original ten teams were named.
     
  23. Super Sting

    Super Sting Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    The Sting were the best NASL franchise. Great name, uniforms, and good team. Remembering the NASL makes me wan't to see a shootout again. The logos and names were much cooler than MLS.

    My favorites
    Roughnecks (great logo/and a hack team to go with the name)
    Cosmos
    Strikers (Angola's uniform reminds me of the Strikers)
    Timbers
    Rowdies
    Diplomats
    Sockers (great logo of a beat up kid)

    They needed a team named like the Detroit Shitkickers

    Also all the great stars, Cryuff, Neeskens, Pele, Beckenbauer, Bogicevic, Carlos Alberto, Mueller, Fabiani, Chignaglia, Kaz Denya,

    Dick Advocaat former Sting player now coach.

    The MLS can't hold a candle to the NASL.

    Ah the good old days.
     
  24. CaptainOpprobrium

    Apr 16, 2006
    Big Sting fan back in the day - when I was 7 years old, I dragged my parents to the deciding game of their playoff series against Seattle in '81. Wrigley Field was rockin' that day.

    I remember during the Falklands War, Pato Margetic and Victor Moreland would always get in fights when the Sting played Tulsa. And then we ended up signing Moreland a few years later!
     
  25. USRufnex

    USRufnex Red Card

    Tulsa Athletic / Sheffield United
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    Yeah, guess I'm a little disappointed one of Moreland's sons is a GK and not a field player--

    2006 All-State Games: Moreland's recovery was essential
    By GREG TEPPER World Sports Writer
    6/17/2006
    http://www.tulsaworld.com/SportsStory.asp?ID=060617_Sp_B1_Morel56070

    another son of the Victor...
    http://vucommodores.com/sports/msoccer/rosters/displayPlayer.asp?PLAYER_ID=170
     

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