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1979 NASL Season Summary

Regular Season Champion: New York Cosmos
League Champion: Vancouver Whitecaps
Golden Boot: Giorgio Chinaglia (26)

Standings

Pos Team G W D L % GF GA GD Pts
American Conference
Central Division
1 Houston Hurricane 30 22 8 0.733 61 46 15 187
2 Chicago Sting 30 16 14 0.533 70 62 8 159
3 Detroit Express 30 14 16 0.467 60 56 4 133
4 Memphis Rogues 30 6 24 0.200 38 74 -36 73
Eastern Division
1 Tampa Bay Rowdies 30 19 11 0.633 67 46 21 169
2 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 30 17 13 0.567 75 65 10 165
3 Philadelphia Fury 30 10 20 0.333 55 60 -5 111
4 New England Tea Men 30 12 18 0.400 41 53 -12 110
Western Division
1 San Diego Sockers 30 15 15 0.500 59 55 4 140
2 California Surf 30 15 15 0.500 53 56 -3 140
3 Edmonton Drillers 30 8 22 0.267 43 78 -35 88
4 San Jose Earthquakes 30 8 22 0.267 41 74 -33 86
National Conference
Central Division
1 Minnesota Kicks 30 21 9 0.700 67 48 19 184
2 Dallas Tornado 30 17 13 0.567 53 51 2 152
3 Tulsa Roughnecks 30 14 16 0.467 61 56 5 139
4 Atlanta Chiefs 30 12 18 0.400 60 60 0 121
Eastern Division
1 New York Cosmos 30 24 6 0.800 84 52 32 216
2 Washington Diplomats 30 19 11 0.633 68 50 18 172
3 Toronto Blizzard 30 14 16 0.467 52 65 -13 133
4 Rochester Lancers 30 15 15 0.500 43 57 -14 132
Western Division
1 Vancouver Whitecaps 30 20 10 0.667 54 34 20 172
2 Los Angeles Aztecs 30 18 12 0.600 62 47 15 162
3 Seattle Sounders 30 13 17 0.433 58 52 6 125
4 Portland Timbers 30 11 19 0.367 50 75 -25 122