Utah Golden Spikers

The Utah Golden Spikers was an American soccer club based in Salt Lake City, Utah that was a member of the American Soccer League. The team became the Utah Pioneers, a new franchise with new owners, during the latter stages of their only season, after the Golden Spikers were ousted from the league for nonpayment of their financial obligations.[1][2]

Utah Golden Spikers / Pioneers
Full nameUtah Golden Spikers
Nickname(s)Golden Spikers
LeagueAmerican Soccer League

They were coached by former Olympiakos of Greece player, Nick Kambolis.


After challenging the eventual ASL champion Los Angeles Skyhawks for the Western Division title through most of the 1976 season, Utah faded late and finished 3rd. They lost in the playoff quarterfinals to the Tacoma Tides by a score of 2–1.

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
1976 2 ASL 3rd, West 1st Round Did not enter

1976 RosterEdit

George Kossmann Defender (1976) Cres McTavish


  1. ^ Wharton, Tom (August 3, 1976). "American Soccer League Expels Utah Spikers". Salt Lake City Tribune. p. 17. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  2. ^ "New franchise awarded, Spikers now Pioneers". The Daily Spectrum (Saint George Utah). August 10, 1976. p. 6. Retrieved 2018-08-25.