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Buffalo Blazers

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The Buffalo Blazers, was a soccer team in Buffalo, New York. They competed in the National Soccer League[1] from 1976-1980.[2][3] The Blazers joined the NSL for the 1976 season and became the first representative from Buffalo to compete in the league.[4][5] The Blazers played their games at War Memorial Stadium.[6] In 1978, the team moved their home venue to Hyde Park Stadium.[7] They were one of only two American teams ever in the National Soccer League which was based in Canada. In 1981, the club ceased operations, and was replaced by Detroit Besa.[8]

STANDINGS
League Season Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against Points
National Soccer League Division 2 1976 21 9 10 2 37 50 20
National Soccer League Division 2 1977 18 12 3 3 50 13 27
National Soccer League Division 1 1978 20 3 14 3 26 56 9
Went on hiatus for the 1979 season
National Soccer League 1980 22 8 12 2 33 49 18

References

  1. ^ "1977-1980 Buffalo Blazers • Fun While It Lasted". Fun While It Lasted. 2013-09-19. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  2. ^ "The Canadian National Soccer League". The Canadian National Soccer League. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  3. ^ "Windsor Stars blank Hamilton for successful debut in division". The Globe and Mail. May 3, 1976. p. S4.
  4. ^ "Tigers blanked by Hamilton". Ottawa Journal. May 10, 1976. p. 20.
  5. ^ Waring, Ed (December 8, 1975). "Meeting recommends NSL commissioner". The Globe and Mail. p. S8.
  6. ^ Munich, John (March 1, 1979). "Let's Talk Sport". Newspapers.com. Sun and the Erie County Independent. p. 12. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  7. ^ "Red tape idles Stars". Windsor Star. July 17, 1978. p. 30.
  8. ^ Labow, Jeffrey (May 6, 1981). "Canadian flavor for new look NSL". The Globe and Mail. p. S4.


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