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North American Soccer League 1978 Season

American Conference
Central Division
Team # G W D L OTW OTL SOW SOL GF GA GD Pts Pct
Detroit Express 1 30 20 10 4 2 1 0 68 36 32 176 0.667
Chicago Sting 2 30 12 18 1 3 1 1 57 64 -7 123 0.400
Memphis Rogues 3 30 10 20 2 4 1 1 43 58 -15 101 0.333
Houston Hurricane 4 30 10 20 1 2 2 1 37 61 -24 96 0.333
Eastern Division
Team # G W D L OTW OTL SOW SOL GF GA GD Pts Pct
New England Tea Men 1 30 19 11 3 0 0 2 62 39 23 165 0.633
Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 30 18 12 2 1 0 1 63 48 15 165 0.600
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3 30 16 14 0 3 2 0 50 59 -9 143 0.533
Philadelphia Fury 4 30 12 18 4 2 0 0 40 58 -18 111 0.400
Western Division
Team # G W D L OTW OTL SOW SOL GF GA GD Pts Pct
San Diego Sockers 1 30 18 12 2 3 3 1 63 56 7 164 0.600
California Surf 2 30 13 17 1 0 1 1 43 49 -6 115 0.433
Oakland Stompers 3 30 12 18 2 1 2 2 34 59 -25 103 0.400
San Jose Earthquakes 4 30 8 22 2 2 2 5 36 81 -45 83 0.267
National Conference
Central Division
Team # G W D L OTW OTL SOW SOL GF GA GD Pts Pct
Minnesota Kicks 1 30 17 13 1 2 0 3 58 43 15 156 0.567
Tulsa Roughnecks 2 30 15 15 1 0 0 2 49 46 3 132 0.500
Dallas Tornado 3 30 14 16 0 0 2 0 51 53 -2 131 0.467
Caribous of Colorado 4 30 8 22 2 1 0 2 34 66 -32 81 0.267
Eastern Division
Team # G W D L OTW OTL SOW SOL GF GA GD Pts Pct
Cosmos 1 30 24 6 0 1 0 1 88 39 49 212 0.800
Washington Diplomats 2 30 16 14 1 0 2 2 55 47 8 145 0.533
Toronto Metros-Croatia 3 30 16 14 2 0 0 1 58 47 11 144 0.533
Rochester Lancers 4 30 14 16 0 3 1 2 47 52 -5 131 0.467
Western Division
Team # G W D L OTW OTL SOW SOL GF GA GD Pts Pct
Vancouver Whitecaps 1 30 24 6 0 1 2 0 68 29 39 199 0.800
Portland Timbers 2 30 20 10 1 1 5 0 50 36 14 167 0.667
Seattle Sounders 3 30 15 15 1 3 3 2 50 45 5 138 0.500
Los Angeles Aztecs 4 30 9 21 2 0 2 2 36 69 -33 88 0.300

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