1978 Fort Lauderdale StrikersStatistics

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

EASTERN DIVISION

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EASTERN DIVISION

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New England Tea Men 19 0 11 62 39 +23 165 New York Cosmos 24 0 6 88 39 +49 212
Tampa Bay Rowdies 18 0 12 63 48 +15 165 Washington Diplomats 16 0 14 55 47 +8 145
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 16 0 14 50 59 -9 143 Toronto Metros-Croatia 16 0 14 58 47 +11 144
Philadelphia Fury 12 0 18 40 58 -18 111 Rochester Lancers 14 0 16 47 52 -5 131

CENTRAL DIVISION

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Detroit Express 20 0 10 68 36 +32 176 Minnesota Kicks 17 0 13 58 43 +15 156
Chicago Sting 12 0 18 57 64 -7 123 Tulsa Roughnecks 15 0 15 49 46 +3 132
Memphis Rogues 10 0 20 43 56 -13 101 Dallas Tornado 14 0 16 51 53 -2 131
Houston Hurricane 10 0 20 37 61 -24 96   Colorado Caribou 8 0 22 34 66 -32 81
                                 
WESTERN DIVISION

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  WESTERN DIVISION

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San Diego Sockers 18 0 12 63 56 +7 164   Vancouver Whitecaps 24 0 6 68 29 +39 199
California Surf 13 0 17 43 49 -6 115   Portland Timbers 20 0 10 50 36 +15 167
Oakland Stompers 12 0 18 34 59 -25 103   Seattle Sounders 15 0 15 50 45 +5 138
San Jose Earthquakes 8 0 22 36 81 -45 83 Los Angeles Aztecs 9 0 21 36 69 -33 88

Home Record : 12 - 3, Average HomeAttendance : 10,479
Away Record : 4 - 11, Average Away Attendance : 13,961

NASL Playoffs:    
First Round: Fort Lauderdale  3 at New England  1
  (Strikers win series 1-0)
     
Conference Semi-Final: Detroit  3 at Fort Lauderdale  4
  Fort Lauderdale  0 at Detroit  1
  Fort Lauderdale  1 at Detroit  0
  (Strikers win series 2-1)
     
Conference Final: Tampa Bay  2 at Fort Lauderdale  3
  Fort Lauderdale  1 at Tampa Bay  3
  Fort Lauderdale  0 at Tampa Bay  1
  (Rowdies win series 2-1)
     
Goals Leaders: David Irving 21   Assists Leaders: Ray Hudson 11
(including playoffs) Ray Hudson 7 (including playoffs) Maurice Whittle 7
Maurice Whittle 6 Norman Piper 6
George Best 5 David Irving 5
Norman Piper 4 Dennis Vaninger 5

Final 1978 Regular Season Statistics

Player Games Minutes Shots Goals Assists Points
David Irving 27 2493 107 16 5 37
Ray Hudson 29 2561 54 7 8 22
Maurice Whittle 29 2625 81 4 6 14
Norman Piper 24 1848 41 4 6 14
Dennis Vaninger 19 1405 61 3 5 11
George Best 21 1843 63 4 1 9
George Dewsnip 16 - - 3 1 7
Colin Fowles 27 2123 21 1 2 4
Bill Ronson 17 1006 36 1 2 4
Tony Whelan 30 2754 7 0 4 4
Ian Callaghan 20 1699 28 0 4 4
John Ridley 22 2006 8 1 1 3
Gary Jones 12 626 18 1 1 3
Andy Rolland 15 - - 1 1 3
Nico Bodonczy 2 - - 1 1 3
John Hickton 3 171 9 1 0 2
George Nanchoff 10 385 12 0 1 1
Gordon Fearnley 4 - - 0 1 1
Ian Turner 12 1095 0 0 0 0
Gordon Banks 11 947 0 0 0 0
Roberto Aguirre 11 767 6 0 0 0
Marine Cano 9 712 0 0 0 0
Tibor Gemeri 10 612 14 0 0 0
Curtis Leeper 7 288 2 0 0 0
Les Peterson 5 127 0 0 0 0
Mike Ortiz-Velez 1 34 0 0 0 0
Alan Hamlyn 2 - - 0 0 0
David Chadwick 1 - - 0 0 0
STRIKERS 30 2754 618 48 50 146
OPPONENTS 30 2754 501 59 65 183

 

Goalkeeping Games Minutes Goals Saves Shutouts Avg.
Ian Turner 12 1095 21 68 4 1.73
Gordon Banks 11 947 22 64 2 2.09
Marine Cano 9 712 16 40 2 2.02
STRIKERS 30 2754 59 172 8 1.93
OPPONENTS 30 2754 48 249 4 1.57

Game Results

Date Opponent Score   Attendance
April 2 at New York Cosmos 0-7 L 44,442
April 9 Detroit Express 1-2 L 10,412
April 16 at Washington Diplomats 1-4 L 11,322
April 22 Los Angeles Aztecs 2-0 W 7,718
April 29 Colorado Caribous 2-1 W (SO) 9,505
May 2 at Philadelphia Fury 1-3 L 6,232
May 6 Memphis Rogues 3-2 W 7,547
May 13 San Diego Sockers 2-1 W 8,147
May 17 Washington Diplomats 3-2 W 8,042
May 21 at Rochester Lancers 0-3 L 5,359
May 24 California Surf 1-0 W 8,528
May 27 at Seattle Sounders 1-3 L 18,948
May 31 at Oakland Stompers 1-2 L 10,469
June 3 New England Tea Men 2-0 W 10,547
June 7 at Dallas Tornado 1-3 L 6,832
June 10 Oakland Stompers 2-0 W 9,338
June 15 at Toronto Metros 0-2 L 4,952
June 17 at Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-3 L 22,506
June 24 New York Cosmos 5-3 W 13,569
June 28 at Memphis Rogues 2-1 W 5,026
July 1 at San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 W 15,214
July 4 Toronto Metros 4-0 W 15,362
July 9 at Houston Hurricane 2-1 W 4,001
July 12 at California Surf 0-5 L 11,406
July 15 Chicago Sting 3-4 L 13,087
July 19 at New England Tea Men 2-0 W 20,740
July 21 Philadelphia Fury 1-0 W 10,103
July 26 Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-2 L 15,094
July 30 at Detroit Express 2-4 L 21,972
August 4 Rochester Lancers 2-1 W (SO) 10,189
 
Playoffs
August 9 at New England Tea Men 3-1 W 18,672
August 13 Detroit Express 4-3 W (SO) 11,517
August 16 at Detroit Express 0-1 L 32,319
August 16 at Detroit Express (tiebreaker) 1-0 W -
August 20 Tampa Bay Rowdies 3-2 W 16,286
August 23 at Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-3 L 37,249
August 23 at Tampa Bay Rowdies (tiebreaker) 0-1 L (SO) -