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North American Soccer League 1979 Season

American Conference
Central Division
Team # G W D L OTW OTL SOW SOL GF GA GD Pts Pct
Houston Hurricane 1 30 22 8 3 1 4 0 61 46 15 187 0.733
Chicago Sting 2 30 16 14 1 2 1 3 70 62 8 159 0.533
Detroit Express 3 30 14 16 1 0 2 2 61 56 5 133 0.467
Memphis Rogues 4 30 6 24 1 3 0 1 38 74 -36 73 0.200
Eastern Division
Team # G W D L OTW OTL SOW SOL GF GA GD Pts Pct
Tampa Bay Rowdies 1 30 19 11 1 3 1 0 67 46 21 169 0.633
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2 30 17 13 4 1 1 0 75 64 11 165 0.567
Philadelphia Fury 3 30 10 20 1 3 0 3 55 60 -5 111 0.333
New England Tea Men 4 30 12 18 2 1 0 0 41 56 -15 110 0.400
Western Division
Team # G W D L OTW OTL SOW SOL GF GA GD Pts Pct
San Diego Sockers 1 30 15 15 1 3 3 0 59 55 4 140 0.500
California Surf 2 30 15 15 4 2 3 0 53 56 -3 140 0.500
Edmonton Drillers 3 30 8 22 1 1 0 2 43 78 -35 88 0.267
San Jose Earthquakes 4 30 8 22 0 6 2 2 41 74 -33 86 0.267
National Conference
Central Division
Team # G W D L OTW OTL SOW SOL GF GA GD Pts Pct
Minnesota Kicks 1 30 21 9 2 1 1 0 67 46 21 184 0.700
Dallas Tornado 2 30 17 13 1 2 4 1 53 51 2 152 0.567
Tulsa Roughnecks 3 30 14 16 1 2 1 2 58 56 2 139 0.467
Atlanta Chiefs 4 30 12 18 1 1 0 4 59 61 -2 121 0.400
Eastern Division
Team # G W D L OTW OTL SOW SOL GF GA GD Pts Pct
New York Cosmos 1 30 24 6 1 0 4 1 84 52 32 216 0.800
Washington Diplomats 2 30 19 11 3 2 3 3 68 50 18 172 0.633
Toronto Blizzard 3 30 14 16 2 0 1 3 52 65 -13 133 0.467
Rochester Lancers 4 30 15 15 3 1 3 2 43 57 -14 132 0.500
Western Division
Team # G W D L OTW OTL SOW SOL GF GA GD Pts Pct
Vancouver Whitecaps 1 30 20 10 4 0 1 3 54 34 20 172 0.667
Los Angeles Aztecs 2 30 18 12 3 3 0 2 62 47 15 162 0.600
Seattle Sounders 3 30 13 17 0 2 1 2 58 52 6 125 0.433
Portland Timbers 4 30 11 19 2 3 3 3 50 75 -25 112 0.367

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