1982 American Soccer League

Statistics of the American Soccer League II for the 1982 season.

American Soccer League
1982 season
Season1982
ChampionsDetroit Express
PremiersDetroit Express
Top goalscorerAndy Chapman (23)
1981
1983

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA BP Pts
1 Detroit Express 28 19 4 5 59 37 41 144
2 Oklahoma City Slickers 28 19 3 6 58 42 37 138
3 Georgia Generals 25 12 4 9 55 40 47 115
4 Carolina Lightnin' 28 11 4 13 37 45 36 99
5 Rochester Flash 27 10 2 15 48 53 30 84
6 Pennsylvania Stoners 26 8 5 13 34 44 31 81
7 Nashville Diamonds 28 3 4 21 25 67 18 41
Source: rsssf.com

Note: Numerous errors in the table above.

PlayoffsEdit

BracketEdit

First round
(aggregate)
Semi-finals
(Best-of-3)
ASL Championship
(Best-of-3)
1 Detroit Express 2 2(4) 1
3 Georgia Generals - - X 3 Georgia Generals 1 2(5) 0
6 Pennsylvania Stoners* - - forfeit 1 Detroit Express 1 2 4
2 Oklahoma City Slickers 3 0 1
2 Oklahoma City Slickers 1(4) 3 x
4 Carolina Lightnin' 3 3 6 4 Carolina Lightnin' 1(3) 0 x
5 Rochester Flash 1 1 2

1st RoundEdit

Higher Seed Aggregate Lower Seed First leg Second leg Attendance
Carolina Lightnin' 6–2 Rochester Flash 3–1 3–1 September 3 • Memorial Stadium • 3,703[1]
September 8 • Holleder Memorial Stadium • 2,654[2]
Georgia Generals forfeit Pennsylvania Stoners x x *(Pennsylvania forfeits series)

Semi-FinalsEdit

Higher seed Series Lower seed Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Attendance
Oklahoma City Slickers 2–0 Carolina Lightnin' 1–1 (4–3) 3–0 x September 10 • Memorial Stadium • 3,855[3]
September 12 • Taft Stadium • 3,500[4]
Detroit Express 2–1 Georgia Generals 2–1 2–2 (4–5) 1–0 September 7 • DeKalb Memorial Stadium • 500[5]
September 8 • Pontiac Silverdome • 400[6]
September 9 • Pontiac Silverdome • 800[7]

ASL ChampionshipEdit

Higher seed Series Lower seed Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Attendance
Detroit Express 2–1 Oklahoma City Slickers 1–3 2–0 4–1 September 18 • Pontiac Silverdome • 10,638[8]
September 19 • Taft Stadium • 7,500[9]
September 22 • Pontiac Silverdome • 23,726[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lewis, Michael (September 4, 1982). "Lightnin' strikes down Flash in playoff opener, 3-1". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. p. 1D. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Lewis, Michael (September 9, 1982). "The Lightnin' Strikes; 2 goals in 4 minutes eliminate Flash, 3-1". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. p. 1D. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Slickers Use Tiebreaker for 2-1 Win". Daily Oklahoman. September 13, 1982. p. 31. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Perovich, Kathy (September 13, 1982). "Slickers Blank Lightnin'". Daily Oklahoman. p. 13. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Stimson, Thomas M. (September 9, 1982). "Generals roughed up in 2-0 loss to Express". Atlanta Constitution. p. 2-D. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Pepper, Jon (September 9, 1982). "Express' loss knots playoffs". Detroit Free Press. p. 2D. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Pepper, Jon (September 10, 1982). "Express roll into finals with last-second win, 1-0". Detroit Free Press. p. 1F. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Scoreboard". Daily Oklahoman. September 19, 1982. p. 12. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Perovich, Kathy (September 20, 1982). "Express Shakes 2–0 Win Out of Slickers". Daily Oklahoman. p. 13. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  10. ^ Pepper, Jon (September 23, 1982). "Express bring Detroit a title". Detroit Free Press. p. 1D. Retrieved August 6, 2018.