Special Sub-Topic: Heroes of the NASL
|Which Seattle Sounders forward scored a hat trick in England's 1966 World Cup Final victory?|
Geoff Hurst. Hurst had a short stint with the Seattle Sounders.
|In one of the most amazing performances in NASL history, and maybe soccer history, he scored 18 goals in 7 playoff games, including 7 in one game vs. the Tulsa Roughnecks. Who is he?|
Giorgio Chinaglia. Chinaglia's performance helped the Cosmos win the 1980 Soccer Bowl.
|Who is the only player to win the NASL MVP award twice?|
Carlos Metidieri. 1970 and 71 with the Rochester Lancers.
|Who scored more goals than anyone else in NASL history?|
Giorgia Chinaglia. Chinaglia scored 193 times in 213 games with the Cosmos from 1976 to 1983.
|How many total goals did Pele score in the NASL, including playoffs?|
39. What many forget is that the greatest soccer player of all time and the most memorable player ever in the NASL only played in the league for less than 3 seasons!
|Who scored more assists than any other NASL player?|
Vladislav Bogicevic. 'Bogie' had 147 assists in 203 games with the Cosmos.
|Who holds the record for most goals scored in an NASL regular season?|
Giorgio Chinaglia. O, Giorgio! The Italian-American superstar scored an amazing 34 ticks in 32 games in the Cosmos 1978 NASL championship campaign!
|What goalie holds the NASL record for most shutouts in one regular seaon?|
Jack Brand. Brand and Seattle's 'D' were a big part of their record setting 25 win campaign with 15 shutouts in 32 games.
|Which of the following statements is true about Pele's last game, played in October 1977?|
All of these are correct (Pele scored, Pele played for both teams, Held at Giants Stadium). Pele proved he was bigger than soccer itself when he played with the New York Cosmos in the first half, then his old team Santo in the second half at Giants Stadium in October 1977, in one of the most overlooked emotional moments in sports history in front of 76,000 fans.
|Despite being the third highest goal scorer in NASL history, he was never named to an NASL All-Star team. Who is he?|
Karl Heinz-Granitza. Granitza later developed a reputation in the MISL for being somewhat of a curmudgeon. Now we know why.
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