United Soccer League

by Dave Litterer spectrum@sover.net


              Final Team Standings and Playoff Results



The USL was formed in 1984 during the dissolution of the American Soccer 
League II.  When the ASL II folded early in 1984, several teams joined the 
newly forming United Soccer League.  The league bravely attempted to keep 
alive outdoor pro soccer in the United States after the demise of the NASL, 
but only lasted for two seasons.  Many thanks to Kevin Raymond Mitzel 
(mitzel@npsl.com), and Martin Angreas Gedra(tallinn@umiacs.UMD.EDU) for 
providing this information.  The league folded abruptly shortly before 
starting the second half of the 1985 season.

Scoring system:  5 points for a win, 2 points for a shootout win, 
1 point for a shootout loss, 0 points for a loss.


                                 1984

Jacksonville, Charlotte (formerly Carolina), Dallas, and Oklahoma City 
joined the league from the defunct American Soccer League II.

                            G   W   T   L   GF  GA  PTS    %   
     	Southern Division
Ft Lauderdale Sun          24  15   0   9   53  34  122  .625
Charlotte Gold             24  11   0  13   48  59  105  .458
Jacksonville Tea Men       24  11   0  13   46  50   98  .458
 
     	Northern Division
Buffalo Storm              24  11   0  13   48  41   96  .458
New York Nationals         24  10   0  14   32  53   84  .417
Rochester Flash            24   7   0  17   27  49   65  .292
         
     	Western Division
Oklahoma City Stampede     24  15   0   9   55  42  127  .625
Houston Dynamos            24  13   0  11   54  38  112  .542
Dallas Americans           24  14   0  10   37  34  110  .583
         
Wild-Card:     Houston defeated Dallas 2-1
Semifinals:    Houston defeated Oklahoma City 3-1, 2-1
               Ft. Lauderdale defeated Buffalo 3-0, 5-1
CHAMPIONSHIP:  Ft. Lauderdale defeated Houston 1-2, 2-1, 3-0.

After the season, Charlotte, Buffalo, Jacksonville, New York, Rochester, 
Oklahoma City, and Houston folded.


                                   1985

Before the season, Tulsa and El Paso/Juarez were added.  Ft. Lauderdale 
changed their name to South Florida.


                            G   W   T   L   GF  GA    %   
South Florida Sun           6   4   0   2    9   8  .667
Dallas Americans            6   3   0   3   12   9  .500 
Tulsa Tornados              6   3   0   3    7   7  .500 
El Paso/Juarez Gamecocks    6   2   0   4   10  15  .333 

CHAMPION:  South Florida (No playoffs)

The league had been scheduled to play a 12 game second half of the seson, 
but folded abruptly before that session could start.




Last update: December 21, 1995

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