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1979 NASL Budweiser Indoor Soccer Invitational

North American Soccer League
-1979 Budweiser Invitational-
Budweiser Indoor Soccer Invitational
Tournament details
DatesJanuary 27, 1979 –
January 28, 1979
Teams4
Final positions
ChampionsDallas Tornado (2nd title)
Runners-upTampa Bay Rowdies
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored42 (10.5 per match)
Attendance12,680 (3,170 per match)
Top scorer(s) Jim Ryan (7 goals)
1978

The 1979 NASL Budweiser Indoor Soccer Invitational was a four-team indoor soccer tournament held at the Bayfront Center in St. Petersburg, Florida on the final weekend of January 1979.[1][2]

1979 NASL Budweiser Indoor Soccer Invitational Intro articles: 3

Overview

Four teams North American Soccer League teams participated in the two-day event; the Dallas Tornado, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, and the Tulsa Roughnecks. Matches were 45 minutes long and divided into three 15-minute periods with an intermission between each. Each session consisted of two games (i.e. a doubleheader). Nearly 12,700 people attended the two sessions. Dallas and Tampa Bay each won both of their matches, but Dallas Tornado were crowned champions based on a greater goal differential. Dallas forward Jim Ryan lead the invitational in scoring with 7 goals. The tournament's final match saw goalkeeper Winston DuBose of Tampa Bay become only the second NASL goalie to record a rare indoor shut-out.[3][4] Dallas goalkeeper Ken Cooper had accomplished the feat on two previous occasions.[5]

These were not the only indoor games played that winter. With a fully sanctioned season of NASL indoor soccer still eleven months away,[6] NASL teams were free to schedule their own games at that time. Tampa Bay, for example played three other indoor matches. By contrast, Fort Lauderdale scheduled only the two games of the invitational.[2] The competing Major Indoor Soccer League had already begun their first season in December 1978.

1979 NASL Budweiser Indoor Soccer Invitational Overview articles: 11

Tournament results

Sessions

Session 1: January 27, 1979

7:00 PM EST Dallas Tornado 8–7 Tulsa Roughnecks Attendance: 6,342
8:30 PM EST Tampa Bay Rowdies 6–4 Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Session 2: January 28, 1979[7]

6:00 PM EST Dallas Tornado 7–2 Fort Lauderdale Strikers Attendance: 6,338
7:30 PM EST Tampa Bay Rowdies 3–0 Tulsa Roughnecks

Match reports

Session 1

January 27, 1979 Match 1Dallas Tornado8–7Tulsa RoughnecksSt. Petersburg, Florida
7:00 PM Ryan  1:46' (Haaskivi)
Collins  6:34' (Haaskivi)
Ley  8:16'
Ryan  11:47'
Ryan  12:34' (Ley)
Haaskivi  16:46'
Haaskivi  37:56' (Ryan)
Ley  43:56'
Report 1
Report 2
Mitchell  1:53' (Earle)
Sautter  12:43' (Ralbovsky)
Danaeifard  13:24'
Earle  17:18' (Danaeifard)
Abrahams  18:23' (Danaeifard)
Abrahams  32:14' (Earle)
Ralbovsky  37:24'
Stadium: Bayfront Center
Attendance: 6,342
January 27, 1979 Match 2Tampa Bay Rowdies6–4Fort Lauderdale StrikersSt. Petersburg, Florida
8:30 PM Marsh  9:16'
Mirandinha  11:50' (McLeod)
Mirandinha  20:44' (Maurer)
Maurer  26:38' (Marsh)
Wegerle  27:43' (Marsh)
Quraishi  28:25' (Mirandinha)
Report 1
Report 2
Njie  20:33' (Wiggemansen)
Gemeri  24:37'
Njie  30:21' (Wiggemansen)
Vaninger  34:13'
Stadium: Bayfront Center
Attendance: 6,342

Session 2

January 28, 1979 Match 1Dallas Tornado7–2Fort Lauderdale StrikersSt. Petersburg, Florida
6:00 PM Ryan  9:38' (Haaskivi)
Collins  16:28' (Haaskivi)
Haaskivi  23:58' (Pecher)
Ryan  28:54' (Haaskivi)
Ryan  38:07' (Weddell)
Haaskivi  41:04'
Ryan  43:38'
Report on p. 2-C Wiggemansen  14:36' (Jones)
Gemeri  21:01' (Hudson)
Stadium: Bayfront Center
Attendance: 6,338
January 28, 1979 Match 2Tampa Bay Rowdies3–0Tulsa RoughnecksSt. Petersburg, Florida
7:30 PM Marsh  1:49' (Wegerle)
Mirandinha  17:50' (Marsh)
Mirandinha  31:47'
Report on p. 2-C none Stadium: Bayfront Center
Attendance: 6,338

1979 NASL Budweiser Indoor Soccer Invitational Tournament results articles: 18

Final standings

GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, GD = Goal Differential

1979 Budweiser Indoor Soccer Invitational
Team League Record GF GA GD Position
Dallas Tornado* NASL 2–0 15 9 +6 1st place
Tampa Bay Rowdies NASL 2–0 9 4 +5 2nd place (Runners-up)
Tulsa Roughnecks NASL 0–2 7 11 –4 3rd place
Fort Lauderdale Strikers NASL 0–2 6 13 –7 4th place

*Dallas wins title on goal differential

Statistical leaders

Scoring

Goals (worth 2 points), Assists (worth 1 point)

Leading Scorers Goals Assists Points
Jimmy Ryan (Dallas) 7 1 15
Kai Haaskivi (Dallas) 4 5 13
Mirandinha (Tampa Bay) 4 1 9
Rodney Marsh (Tampa Bay) 2 3 7
George Ley (Dallas) 2 1 5
Steve Earle (Tulsa) 1 3 5
Laurie Abrahams (Tulsa) 2 0 4
Chris Collins (Dallas) 2 0 4
Tibor Gemeri (Ft Lauderdale) 2 0 4
Al Njie (Ft Lauderdale) 2 0 4
Roy Wiggemansen (Ft Lauderdale) 1 2 4

Goalkeeping

GA = Goals Against, GAA = Goals Against Average, SV = Saves, SF = Shots Faced, % = Save Percentage

Leading Goalkeepers Minutes GA GAA SV SF % Won Lost
Winston DuBose (Tampa Bay) 90 4 2.00 14 18 .778 2 0
Ken Cooper (Dallas) 45 2 2.00 6 8 .750 1 0
Colin Boulton (Tulsa) 90 11 5.50 13 24 .542 0 2
Steve Zerhusen (Ft. Lauderdale) 90 13 6.50 22 35 .629 0 2
Billy Phillips (Dallas) 45 7 7.00 10 17 .588 1 0

1979 NASL Budweiser Indoor Soccer Invitational Statistical leaders articles: 6

Non-tournament matches

In addition to the tournament itself, several NASL teams participated in international indoor friendlies, and tune-ups for both the tournament and 1979 outdoor season. Dallas and Houston played twice in December 1978.[2][8] The Rowdies–Hurricane match on January 25 was played using the MISL-size goals, timing and ball, as the arena was already set up for the Hurricane's alter ego, the MISL's Houston Summit.[9] As part of a six-match, NASL tour in February, Russian powerhouse FC Dynamo Moscow scheduled three indoor games.[10][11]

Match reports

January 25, 1979 3 (MISL rules)Houston Hurricane4–6Tampa Bay RowdiesHouston, Texas
8:00 PM (CST) Vaccaro  15:17' (O'Sullivan)
Russell  18:26'
Russell  34:57' (Marasco)
Vasquez  48:57' (Stremlau)
Report on p. 1C
Report B
Wegerle  00:44' (Marsh)
Van der Beck  24:28'
Marsh  24:51' (Connell)
Wegerle  31:02'
Connell  44:37'
Wegerle  59:46' (DuBose)
Stadium: The Summit
Attendance: 2,743
February 2, 1979 4Tampa Bay Rowdies6–15Houston HurricaneSt. Petersburg, Florida
Wegerle  00:17'
McLeod  25:26'
Marsh  28:12'
Mirandinha  31:48' (Marsh)
McLeod  43:44' (Quraishi)
Quraishi  54:38' (McLeod)
Report A
Report on p. 10C
Jump  3:12' (Stremlau)
Anderson  8:04' (Haaskivi)
Stremlau  9:40' (Anderson)
Jump  12:07' (Lindsay)
Lindsay  18:14' (Megaloudis)
Lindsay  20:38' (Jump)
Haaskivi  27:51'
Anderson  29:03' (Megaloudis)
Jump  33:33' (Stremlau)
Lindsay  33:50'
Charbonneau  34:55' (Haaskivi)
Anderson  41:14'Jump'
Maurer, (T.B.)  49:12' (o.g.)
Anderson  35:25' (Megaloudis)
Anderson  59:19' (Megaloudis)
Stadium: Bayfront Center
Attendance: 6,002
February 19, 1979 7 Int'l friendlyTampa Bay Rowdies1–8FC Dynamo MoscowSt. Petersburg, Florida
Kist  25:32' Report on p. 5C Gershkovich  1:49'
Lovchev  4:43' (Gershkovich)
Latysh  12:51'
Yakubik  15:47' (Maksimenkov)
Latysh  18:29'
Reznik  35:25' (Latysh)
Reznik  46:36' (Latysh)
Maksimenkov  56:00' (Gershkovich)
Stadium: Bayfront Center
Attendance: 6,040
February 25, 1979 8 Int'l friendlyOakland StompersCanceledFC Dynamo MoscowOakland, California
Cancelled: Team sold on Feb 19, moved to Edmonton on Feb 22. Report Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Note: NASL approves sale and move to Edmonton

1979 NASL Budweiser Indoor Soccer Invitational Non-tournament matches articles: 29

See also

References

  1. ^ "1979 Rowdies Indoor Magazine". Tampa Bay Rowdies Appreciation Blog. Ian Morris. September 2, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Tierney, Mike (January 27, 1979). "Blast off! Rowdies aim for indoor orbit". St. Petersburg Times. p. 1c. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Beard, Randy (January 29, 1979). "Rowdies Had To Do More". The Evening Independent. p. 1-C. Retrieved October 24, 2016 – via Google News Archive Search.
  4. ^ Tierney, Mike (January 29, 1979). "Rowdies win a battle 3–0, but lose the war". St. Petersburg Times. p. 1c. Retrieved October 24, 2016 – via Google News Archive Search.
  5. ^ "Dallas Captures Indoor Soccer Invite". Lakeland Ledger. January 29, 1979. p. 4D. Retrieved October 24, 2016 – via Google News Archive Search.
  6. ^ "Indoor Returning, Officially This Time". Evening Independent. September 28, 1979. p. 4-C. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "Rowdies Defeat Strikers". Lakeland Ledger. January 28, 1979. p. 1C. Retrieved October 24, 2016 – via Google News Archive Search.
  8. ^ Marcia Schallert, editor. (1979). Budweiser Indoor Soccer Invitational match program. Tampa, FL. Tampa Bay Rowdies. p 12
  9. ^ Tierney, Mike (January 25, 1979). "Rowdies hope to hold onto goalie". St. Petersburg Times. p. 4C. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  10. ^ "Tulsa-Moscow Game Set". The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA). January 18, 1979. p. B-3. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  11. ^ Carr, Al (February 22, 1979). "Russians See Through the Clouds". Los Angeles Times. p. Part III-11. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  12. ^ Lindblad, Elven. "Roughnecks Soccer Steps Indoors" (PDF). Oklahoma Today. Vol. 30-1 (Winter 1979 ed.). p. 21. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  13. ^ Tierney, Mike (February 15, 1979). "Rowdies woo league MVP". St. Petersburg Times. p. 3C. Retrieved July 18, 2018.