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1978 NASL Season Summary

League Champion: The Cosmos
Regular Season Champion: The Cosmos
Golden Boot: Giorgio Chinaglia (34)

Standings

Pos Team G W D L % GF GA GD Pts
American Conference
Central Division
1 Detroit Express 30 20 10 0.667 68 36 32 176
2 Chicago Sting 30 12 18 0.400 57 64 -7 123
3 Memphis Rogues 30 10 20 0.333 43 58 -15 101
4 Houston Hurricane 30 10 20 0.333 37 61 -24 96
Eastern Division
1 New England Tea Men 30 19 11 0.633 62 39 23 165
2 Tampa Bay Rowdies 30 18 12 0.600 63 48 15 165
3 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 30 16 14 0.533 50 59 -9 143
4 Philadelphia Fury 30 12 18 0.400 40 58 -18 111
Western Division
1 San Diego Sockers 30 18 12 0.600 53 56 -3 164
2 California Surf 30 13 17 0.433 43 49 -6 115
3 Oakland Stompers 30 12 18 0.400 34 59 -25 103
4 San Jose Earthquakes 30 8 22 0.267 36 81 -45 83
National Conference
Central Division
1 Minnesota Kicks 30 17 13 0.567 58 43 15 156
2 Tulsa Roughnecks 30 15 15 0.500 49 46 3 132
3 Dallas Tornado 30 14 16 0.467 51 53 -2 131
4 Caribous of Colorado 30 8 22 0.267 34 66 -32 81
Eastern Division
1 The Cosmos 30 24 6 0.800 88 39 49 212
2 Washington Diplomats 30 16 14 0.533 55 47 8 145
3 Toronto Metros-Croatia 30 16 14 0.533 58 47 11 144
4 Rochester Lancers 30 14 16 0.467 47 52 -5 131
Western Division
1 Vancouver Whitecaps 30 24 6 0.800 68 29 39 199
2 Portland Timbers 30 20 10 0.667 50 36 14 167
3 Seattle Sounders 30 15 15 0.500 50 45 5 138
4 Los Angeles Aztecs 30 9 21 0.300 36 69 -33 88