Saturday, February 16, 2019

NASL - Soccer Bowl pinback buttons

 August 28, 1977 Civic Stadium, Portland, Ore
New York Cosmos defeat the Seattle Sounders 2-1
attendance 35, 548
 August 27, 1978 Meadowlands, East rutherford, New Jersey
New York Cosmos defeat Tampa Bay Rowdies 3-1
attendance 74,091
 September 8, 1979 Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Vancouver Whitecaps defeat Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1
attendance 50, 699
September 18, 1982 San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, Ca
New York Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders 1-0
attendance 22,634
October 1, 1983 BP Place Stadium, Vancouver
Tulsa Roughnecks defeat Toronto Blizzard 2-0
attendance 53,326

The Soccer Bowl was the NASL Championship game, which adopted the term Soccer Bowl in 1975. The winner received the NASL Trophy, which became known as the Soccer Bowl Trophy

Superstar Showdown
pinback button commemorating the last meeting of 2 soccer superstars Pele (New York Cosmos) and Eusebio (Las Vegas Quicksilvers)

Eusebio, Portugal is considered one of the great footballers of all time. He scored 733 goals in 745 matches, from 1957- 1979. Eusebio played for the Portuguese National team, Benfica, Boston Minutemen (NASL), Las Vegas Quicksilvers (NASL), New Jersey Americans (ASL) and in Mexico

Pele, played for the Brazil National Team, Santos (Brazil) 1956-1974 and the New York Cosmos 1975-1977. All-time leading goal scorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games

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