World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Detroit Cougars (soccer)

Detroit Cougars
Full name Detroit Cougars
Founded 1967
Dissolved 1968 (1968)
Stadium Tiger Stadium,
University of Detroit Stadium,
both in Detroit, Michigan
Chairman William Clay Ford
Manager John Colrain (1967)
League United Soccer Association,
North American Soccer League

The Detroit Cougars were a soccer team based in Detroit, Michigan, which played in the United Soccer Association. The league was made up of teams imported from foreign leagues. The Detroit club consisted of players from Glentoran F.C. and their player-coach John Colrain[1] of the (Northern) Irish Football League.

Following the 1967 season, the USA merged with the National Professional Soccer League to form the North American Soccer League.

The Cougars' home field was Tiger Stadium. Whenever a scheduling conflict arose, home games were moved to the University of Detroit Stadium. One such match on June 14, 1967 against the Houston Stars ended in an infamous player riot.[2][3][4][5][6]

Year-by-year

Year League W L T Pts Regular Season Playoffs
1967 USA 3 3 6 12 4th, Eastern Division Did not qualify
1968 NASL 6 21 4 88 4th, Lakes Division Did not qualify

References

  1. ^ http://thesoccerobserver.com/2013/05/23/glentoran-says-goodbye-belfast-hello-detroit/
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=950&dat=19670615&id=dD9QAAAAIBAJ&sjid=L1cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1358,2644572
  3. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2205&dat=19680420&id=BywmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Ff4FAAAAIBAJ&pg=3123,2879707
  4. ^ http://thesoccerobserver.com/2013/06/14/the-infamous-1967-detroit-riot-on-the-soccer-field/
  5. ^ http://inbedwithmaradona.com/journal/2014/2/16/summer-with-the-cougars
  6. ^ http://home.comcast.net/~dulyjs/strikers/nasl/det1.html

External links

  • Detroit Cougars on FunWhileItLasted.net
  • D.G.Pringle's Cougars page (Maynooth Univ.Eire)


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.