Pittsburgh Cannons

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The Pittsburgh Canons were an American soccer club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that was a member of the American Soccer League during the 1972 season.

Overview

The franchise was granted by the ASL in early June 1972, and was formed largely from players on the Canonsburg Maggis club that played in the amateur Keystone Soccer League. The team's president was James T. Maggi, with Scotty Foley serving as both the coach and general manager.[1][2] Not realizing that the team's roots were in the borough of Canonsburg, out-of-town newspapers frequently misspelled the their nickname as the "Cannons."[3]

Year-by-year

Year League Record GF GA Position Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
1972 ASL 2–1–5 11 18 4th, Midwestern Did not qualify Did not enter

Final conference standings

Midwest Conference G W D L GF GA PTS
Cincinnati Comets 8 6 1 1 19 7 13
Cleveland Stars 8 6 0 2 23 10 6
Detroit Mustangs 8 2 2 4 13 28 6
Pittsburgh Canons 8 2 1 5 11 18 5
St. Louis Frogs 8 2 0 6 13 16 4
Chicago Americans* ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

*Chicago Americans played only a few games

Regular season results

Date Opponent Venue Result Goal scorers Ref
July 2, 1972 Detroit Mustangs A 2–2 Gus Theofilos, Don Dreher [4]
July 8, 1972 Cincinnati Comets H 1–2 Nick Pascarella [5]
July 12, 1972 Cleavland Stars A 1–0 [6]
July 22, 1972 St. Louis Frogs H 2–3 Don Dreher (2) [7]
July 29, 1972 Detroit Mustangs H 3–1 Nick Liberati (2), Bill Smythe [8]
August 5, 1972 Cincinnati Comets A 4–1 Nick Liberati [9]
August 13, 1972 Cleavland Stars H 1–5 ??? [10]
August 27, 1972 St. Louis Frogs A 0–1 Don Dreher [11]

External links

  • The Year in American Soccer - 1972

References

  1. ^ "Maggi, Foley Head New Pro Soccer Squad". The Daily Notes. June 29, 1972. p. 5. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Samuels, Jeff (July 2, 1972). "Canons Ready To Make Debut". Pittsburgh Press. p. D7. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Maggi's Host Ukrans Sunday". The Daily Notes. June 2, 1972. p. 5. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Detroit Ties Canons, 2-2". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 3, 1972. p. 14. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Cincinnati Booters Spike Canons In Local Debut". The Pittsburgh Press. July 9, 1972. p. D-2. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Canons Lose, Game Cancelled". The Pittsburgh Press. July 13, 1972. p. 38. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Frogs' Legs Show Kick, Leap Over Canons, 3-2". The Pittsburgh Press. July 23, 1972. p. D-2. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "Canons Blast Detroit, 3-1". The Pittsburgh Press. July 30, 1972. p. D-8. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "Punchless Frogs Punched Again". Cincinnati Enquirer. August 6, 1972. p. 8-D. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Stronger Comets Seek Title". Cincinnati Enquirer. August 19, 1972. p. 27. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  11. ^ "Frogs Outshoot Pittsburgh, But Take 1-0 Loss". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. August 28, 1972. p. 7C. Retrieved November 15, 2018.


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