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1976 NASL Season Summary

Regular Season Champion: Tampa Bay Rowdies
League Champion: Toronto Metros-Croatia
Golden Boot: Derek Smethurst (20)

Standings

Pos Team G W D L % GF GA GD Pts
Atlantic Conference
Eastern Division
1 Tampa Bay Rowdies 24 18 6 0.750 58 30 28 154
2 New York Cosmos 24 16 8 0.667 65 34 31 148
3 Washington Diplomats 24 14 10 0.583 46 38 8 126
4 Philadelphia Atoms 24 8 16 0.333 32 49 -17 80
5 Miami Toros 24 6 18 0.250 29 58 -29 63
Northern Division
1 Chicago Sting 24 15 9 0.625 52 32 20 132
2 Toronto Metros-Croatia 24 15 9 0.625 38 30 8 123
3 Rochester Lancers 24 13 11 0.542 36 32 4 114
4 Hartford Bicentennials 24 12 12 0.500 37 56 -19 107
5 Boston Minutemen 24 7 17 0.292 35 64 -29 72
Pacific Conference
Southern Division
1 San Jose Earthquakes 24 14 10 0.583 47 30 17 123
2 Dallas Tornado 24 13 11 0.542 44 45 -1 117
3 Los Angeles Aztecs 24 12 12 0.500 43 44 -1 108
4 San Antonio Thunder 24 12 12 0.500 38 32 6 107
5 San Diego Jaws 24 9 15 0.375 29 47 -18 82
Western Division
1 Minnesota Kicks 24 15 9 0.625 54 33 21 138
2 Seattle Sounders 24 14 10 0.583 40 31 9 123
3 Vancouver Whitecaps 24 14 10 0.583 38 30 8 120
4 Portland Timbers 24 8 16 0.333 23 41 -18 71
5 St. Louis Stars 24 5 19 0.208 28 57 -29 58