United Soccer Association (1967)

Sanctioned by FIFA. Originally called the North American Soccer League, it became the USA to avoid being confused with the National Professional Soccer League. Instead of recruiting individual players, the USA imported 12 entire teams from Europe to represent its 12 franchises. It, too, only lasted a season. The league champion Los Angeles Wolves were actually Wolverhampton of England and the runner-up Washington Whips were Aberdeen of Scotland.

Playoff Final

Year Winner Score Loser
1967 Los Angeles Wolves 6-5 (OT) Washington Whips

Regular Season

Leading Scorer GAPts
Roberto Boninsegna, Chicago 10121

National Professional Soccer League (1967)OutdoorNorth American Soccer League (1968-84)