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 Player Eligibility Criteria
Years of play in foreign professional leagues by American players are cited here, but their years of retirement from those leagues are cited only if it was a particularly significant part of the player's career or the final part.
The term "predecessors" of the APSL refers to the third American Soccer League and the Western Soccer Alliance/Western Soccer League, which were the leagues that merged in 1990 to form the APSL.
The term "professional leagues," when used in reference to a American player's career in a foreign country or countries, indicates that not all of the player's career there was in the same league or division.
www.soccerhall.org /Election%20Process/2005/EligibilityCriteria.htm   (816 words)

 American Football League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The American Football League was a professional league of American football which operated from 1960 to 1969.
Of all the leagues that have to challenge the dominance of the NFL it was the only one to truly successful.
In 1966 the two leagues paved the way a merger by agreeing to operate a draft and to carry out a championship between the two league champions.
www.freeglossary.com /American_Football_League   (1365 words)

 Books on the history of American Soccer
The Encyclopedia of American Soccer History by Roger Allaway, Colin Jose & David Litterer, is a 496 page comprehensive encyclopedia of the history of soccer in the United States from the 1860s through December 1999.
In comparing the development of soccer with other sports in the USA, the authors found that well established American sports had their primary growth between 1860 and 1930, a time of rapid technological and cultural change where it was possible for sports to become imprinted in the American cultural psyche.
NASL: A Complete Record of the North American Soccer League, by Colin Jose, is a comprehensive statistical history of the NASL, including all full league tables and lineups, scoring results, a complete player register, biographies, many photos and logos, and other summary info.
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 The History of the NASL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Other teams followed, and by the end of the 1970's many of the best players in the world signed with NASL teams.  Pele, Johan Cryuff, Johan Neeskens, Franz Beckenbauer, Giorgio Chinaglia, Eusebio, and other legendary players were leaving the traditional club powers and heading for North America.
By the early 1980's, the league was clearly troubled, fighting openly with FIFA over rule changes, over-expansion, and attempting to move the game indoors during the winter.  NASL commissioner Howard Samuels did a great job holding the league together, but his tragic death left a struggling league looking for leadership.
The league wouldn't survive that long.  Near the end even a league champion resorted to charity to last another season, and not even the mighty Cosmos were capable of surviving.  By the Spring of 1985, the NASL was officially over, leaving the US without a sanctioned first division until 1996.
www.ussoccerplayers.com /resource_center/soccer_business/323071.html   (503 words)

 North American Soccer League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
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 "Soccer" Books: Titles Beginning With N
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New Soccer Techniques, Tactics and Teamwork: Newly Revised and Updated
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