Baltimore Comets

The Baltimore Comets were a soccer team based out of Baltimore, Maryland that played in the North American Soccer League.[1] They played from 1974 to 1975. Their home field was Memorial Stadium. Early in the 1975 season the team was evicted from Memorial Stadium due to non-payment of rent, and had to move to Towson University and Burdick Field.[2]

Baltimore Comets
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Full nameBaltimore Comets
Founded1974
Dissolved1975 (moved)
StadiumMemorial Stadium, 1974–75
Burdick Field, 1975
Capacity47,855 (1974–75)
6,000 (1975)
ChairmanLou Foreaker
ManagerDoug Millward
LeagueNorth American Soccer League

After the 1975 season, the franchise moved to San Diego to become the San Diego Jaws.[3]

Year-by-yearEdit

Year League W L T Pts Reg. Season Playoffs
1974 NASL 10 8 2 105 2nd, Eastern Division Lost Quarterfinal (Boston Minutemen)
1975 NASL indoor 0 2 0 3rd, Region 3 Did not qualify
1975 NASL 9 13 87 5th, Eastern Division Did not qualify

HonorsEdit

NASL MVP

NASL All-Stars

Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame members

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nigro, Ken (December 5, 1973). "Baltimore returns to soccer league". Baltimore Sun. p. C1. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  2. ^ Lowenberger, William (May 29, 1975). "Moved Comets hope to 'teach' soccer better at Towson State". Baltimore Sun. p. C4. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  3. ^ Lowenberger, William (October 10, 1975). "Comets to move to Calif". Baltimore Sun. p. C7. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  4. ^ "Silvester MVP in NASL". Baltimore Evening Sun. August 20, 1974. p. C1. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  5. ^ Janofsky, Michael (August 15, 1974). "Comet Coach Cool, But Players Aren't". Baltimore Evening Sun. p. D1. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  6. ^ "Hall of Famers". indoorsoccerhall.com. September 1, 2020. Retrieved January 16, 2021.