North American Soccer League

Friendlies

Date Visitors Score Home Location Att. Notes: Photos
6/15/75 Dallas Tornado 2-2 New York Cosmos New York, NY 21,278 Pele's 1st game   Photos
4/5/75 Kuwait National Team 1-8 San Antonio Thunder San Antonio, TX      
4/9/75 San Antonio Thunder 1-5 Universidad (Mexico) Monterrey, Mexico      
5/20/75 Israeli National Team 1-0 Philadelphia Atoms Philadelphia, PA 8,025   Photos
5/22/75 Israeli National Team 1-1 New York Cosmos New York, NY      
5/25/75 Israeli National Team 2-2 Miami Toros        
5/27/75 Israeli National Team 2-2 Chicago Sting Chicago, IL 3,945    
5/?/75 Israeli National Team   California        
6/3/75 Israeli National Team   Dallas Tornado Dallas, TX      
6/5/75 Israeli National Team 4-1 Cleveland Cobras        
6/8/75 Israeli National Team 5-0 USA National Team Mt. Vernon, NY      
6/?/75 Israeli National Team   Rhode Island Oceaneers        
3/12/75 Chicago Sting 3-2 Stockport County (England) Shrewsbury, England      
3/14/75 Chicago Sting 1-1 Southport (England) Southport, England      
3/19/75 Chicago Sting 4-1 Wycombe Wanderers (Eng Wycombe, England      
4/1/75 New York Cosmos 1-0 Miami Toros Port-au-Prince, Haiti 11,000    
4/3/75 New York Cosmos 1-0 Victory Club (Haiti) Port-au-Prince, Haiti 34,000    
7/7/75 New York Cosmos 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver, BC 26,495   Photos
7/27/75 New York Cosmos 2-3 Dallas Tornado Dallas, TX 26,127   Photos
8/10/75 New York Cosmos 1-2 St. Louis Stars St. Louis, MO 10,180    
8/27/75 New York Cosmos 2-3 San Jose Earthquakes San Jose, CA 19,338   Photos
8/31/75 New York Cosmos 1-5 Malmo (Sweden) Malmo,Sweden 21,785    
9/2/75 New York Cosmos 3-1 Swedish All-Stars Goteborg, Sweden 20,448
9/4/75 New York Cosmos 3-2 Stockholm (Sweden) Stockholm, Sweden      
9/11/75 New York Cosmos 4-2 Vaalerengen (Norway) Oslo, Norway 16,677    
9/13/75 New York Cosmos 1-3 Roma (Italy) Rome, Italy 60,000    Photos
9/17/75 New York Cosmos 2-1 Victory Club (Haiti) Haiti      
9/19/75 New York Cosmos 1-2 Violette (Haiti) Haiti      
9/21/75 New York Cosmos 0-1 Santos (Jamaica) Kingston, Jamaica 45,000 Pele Injured  
9/26/75 New York Cosmos 12-1 Puerto Rican National Team San Juan, PR      
9/28/75 New York Cosmos 0-0 Violette (Haiti) Haiti      
10/2/75 New York Cosmos   Windsor Stars (Canada) Windsor,ON      
9/30/75 New York Cosmos   Toronto Metros-Croatia Toronto, ON      
5/19/75 Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1 New York All-Stars Oneonta, NY 1,000   Photos
6/21/75 Polish National Team 2-0 Hartford Bicentennials Hartford, CN 10,746   Photos
6/24/75 Polish National Team 4-0 US National Team Seattle, WA 13,195 Sponsored by Sounders  
6/27/75 Polish National Team 3-1 Universidad (Mexico) San Francisco, CA      
6/29/75 Polish National Team 1-1 Universidad (Mexico) Los Angeles, CA    
7/2/75 Polish National Team 1-0 Chicago Sting Chicago, IL 13,942    
7/6/75 Polish National Team 8-1 Canadian National Team Montreal, QU 7,000    
7/9/75 Polish National Team 4-1 Canadian National Team Toronto, ON 14,321    
7/12/75 Polish National Team 2-0 Cleveland Cobras (ASL) Cleveland, OH      
9/24/75 Toronto Metros-Croatia   Windsor Stars (Canada) Windsor, ON      
5/28/75     Haiti Toros, Sting, Cosmos Haitian Tour  
5/22/76 Glasgow Rangers 1-0 Seattle, Sounders Seattle, WA 11,356   Photos
7/7/76 Dynamo Kiev (USSR) 4-1 St. Louis Stars St. Louis, MO 12,367   Photos
7/11/76 Dynamo Kiev (USSR)   Borussia Moenchengladbach Washington, DC      
7/12/76 Dynamo Kiev (USSR)   Borussia Moenchengladbach Chicago, IL   Hanson Park  
7/27/76 Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-4 Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver, BC 11,533   Photos
5/23/76 Brazil 2-0 Team America Seattle, WA 20,254       Bicentennial Cup Photos
5/23/76 England 0-1 Brazil Los Angeles, CA 32,495 Bicentennial Cup  
5/28/76 England 3-2 Italy New York, NY 40,650 Bicentennial Cup  
5/28/76 Italy 4-0 Team America Washington, DC 33,455    Bicentennial Cup Photos
5/31/76 England 3-1 Team America Philadelphia, PA 16,239    Bicentennial Cup Photos
5/31/76 Brazil 4-1 Italy New Haven, CN 36,096 Bicentennial Cup  
4/7/76 Honda (Japan) 0-5 New York Cosmos Honolulu, HI 21,705   Photos
6/16/76 Honduras 1-4 New York Cosmos New York, NY      
7/4/76 Italian Army 3-1 New York Cosmos New York, NY      
5/24/76 Manchester United (England) 0-0 Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver, BC      
5/26/76 Manchester United (England) 2-2 Chicago Sting Chicago, IL 8,213    
5/30/76 Manchester United (England) 2-2 Dallas Tornado Dallas, TX 15,255    
3/21/76 New York Cosmos 1-1 San Diego Jaws San Diego, CA 18,000   Suncoast Tournament  
3/28/76 New York Cosmos 1-0 Dallas Tornado Dallas, TX 20,214   Photos
3/31/76 New York Cosmos 0-1 San Antonio Thunder San Antonio, TX 20,000   Photos
4/4/76 New York Cosmos 0-0 Los Angeles Aztecs Tempe, AZ 15,000    
4/8/76 New York Cosmos 5-0 Honda (Japan) Honolulu, HI 21,705 Aloha Soccer Festival  
4/8/76 Philippines National Team 1-0 Chinese National Team Honolulu, HI 21,705 Aloha Soccer Festival  
4/8/76 San Diego Jaws   Hawaii All-Stars Honolulu, HI   Aloha Soccer Festival  
4/11/76 Guadalajara (Mexico)   Oakland Buccaneers (ASL) San Jose, CA      
4/9/76 New York Cosmos 2-1 Seattle Sounders Seattle, WA 58,125   Photos
4/11/76 New York Cosmos 1-0 Los Angeles Aztecs Los Angeles, CA 29,232   Photos
6/3/76 New York Cosmos 2-1 Violette (Haiti) Haiti     Photos
9/1/76 New York Cosmos 2-2 Dallas Tornado Cleveland, OH 14,000   Photos
9/5/76 New York Cosmos 2-1 Dallas Tornado New Orleans, LA 12,500    
9/6/76 New York Cosmos 3-2 Dallas Tornado Detroit, MI 24,000    
9/8/76 New York Cosmos 1-1 Soccer Canada Edmonton, AL 14,826    
9/10/76 New York Cosmos 1-3 Soccer Canada Vancouver, BC 14,366    
9/14/76 New York Cosmos 1-3 Paris St. Germain (France) Paris, France 20,000   Photos
9/16/76 New York Cosmos 1-3 Royal Antwerp (Belgium) Antwerp, Belgium 25,000   Photos
9/23/76 New York Cosmos 0-0 West Japan All-Stars Kobe, Japan      
9/25/76 New York Cosmos 2-2 East Japan All-Stars Tokyo, Japan 50,000    
5/?/76 New York Cosmos   ?     Dominican Tour  
7/7/76 Puerto Rico National Team 1-4 New York Cosmos New York, NY      
5/19/76 Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) 2-2 Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver, BC 13,323    
5/22/76 Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) 0-1 Seattle Sounders Seattle, WA 11,356   Photos
5/23/76 Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) 2-1 Portland Timbers Portland, OR 12,000    
5/26/76 Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) 2-2 Minnesota Kicks Minneapolis, MN     Photos
5/30/76 Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) 2-1 Toronto Metros-Croatia Toronto, ON 17,304    
6/29/76 Roma (Italy) 1-0 Toronto Metros-Croatia Toronto, ON 8,000   Photos
3/7/76 Santos (Jamaica) 4-11 Tampa Bay Rowdies Tampa, Florida 5,620 Indoor  
1/13/76 Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-1 Haiti National Team Port-au-Prince, Haiti 21,000    
1/15/76 Tampa Bay Rowdies 0-1 Haiti National Team Haiti      
1/17/76 Tampa Bay Rowdies 4-1 Racing Club (Haiti) Port-au-Prince, Haiti      
1/19/76 Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1 Victory Club (Haiti) Haiti      
4/27/76 Tottenham Hotspur (England) 0-1 Toronto Metros-Croatia Toronto, ON     Photos
4/2/77 Toronto Metros-Croatia 1-0 Tampa Bay Rowdies New York, NY 7,212 Tournament of Champions  
4/2/77 Victory Sportif (Haiti) 0-9 New York Cosmos New York, NY 7,212 Tournament of Champions  
4/3/77 Victory Sportif (Haiti) 0-9 Toronto Metros-Croatia New York, NY 11,098 Tournament of Champions  
4/3/77 Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-2 New York Cosmos New York, NY 11,098 Tournament of Champions Photos
5/25/77 Chelsea (England) 0-2 Seattle Sounders Seattle, WA 15,381    
6/1/77 Chelsea (England) 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes San Jose, CA 11,167    
6/3/77 Chelsea (England) 3-1 Los Angeles Aztecs Los Angeles, CA      
4/1/77 Chicago Sting 11-1 Oklahoma All-Stars Tulsa, OK      
6/12/77 Eintracht Braunschwieg 1-1 Toronto Metros-Croatia Toronto, ON      
6/1/77 Bristol (England) 1-1 Portland Timbers Portland, OR 11,842    
6/2/77 Ipswich (England)   Toronto Metros-Croatia Toronto, ON      
6/14/77 Ipswich (England) 3-0 Portland Timbers Portland, OR 10,123    
5/26/77 Lazio (Italy)   Toronto Metros-Croatia Toronto, ON      
5/28/77 Lazio (Italy) 1-0 Eintracht Braunschweig Ypsilanti, MI      
6/1/77 Lazio (Italy) 2-3 New York Cosmos New York, NY 25,803   Photos
6/4/77 Lazio (Italy) 0-0 Rochester Lancers Rochester, NY     Photos
6/5/77 Lazio (Italy) 6-1 Buffalo Blazers Buffalo, NY      
6/8/77 Lazio (Italy) 2-0 Connecticut Bicentennials Hartford, CT 3,154    
6/10/77 Lazio (Italy) 4-1 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Ft. Lauderdale, FL 3,500   Photos
3/29/77 Connecticut Bicentennials 2-2 Sporting Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal      
3/30/77 Connecticut Bicentennials 4-3 Belenenses Lisbon, Portugal      
4/6/77 Connecticut Bicentennials 1-3 Benfica Lisbon, Portugal      
4/10/77 Connecticut Bicentennials 2-1 Belenenses Lisbon, Portugal      
4/27/77 Connecticut Bicentennials 2-0 Bermuda Selects Hamilton, Bermuda      
4/29/77 Connecticut Bicentennials 2-0 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT      
3/11/77 New York Cosmos 4-0 Bermuda Under-23 Bermuda 626    
3/13/77 New York Cosmos 1-0 Bermuda National Team Bermuda 3,769    
3/19/77 New York Cosmos 0-1 Neuchatel Xamax (Swiss) Switzerland       
3/20/77 New York Cosmos 1-3 F.C. Zurich (Swiss)) Zurich, Switzerland      
3/24/77 New York Cosmos 2-1 Lazio (Italy) Rome, Italy      
4/2/77 Victory (Haiti) 0-9 New York Cosmos New York, NY 7,212 Tournament of Champions  
4/2/77 Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 Toronto Metros-Croatia New York, NY 7,212 Tournament of Champions  
4/3/77 Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1 New York Cosmos New York, NY 11,098 Tournament of Champions  
4/3/77 Victory (Haiti) 0-0 Toronto Metros-Croatia New York, NY 11,098 Tournament of Champions  
9/1/77 New York Cosmos 5-2 Caribbean All-Stars 2 Port of Spain, Trinidad 626   Photos
9/4/77 New York Cosmos 1-1 Portugeusa (Venezuela) Caracas, Venezuela 15,000   Photos
9/10/77 New York Cosmos 4-2 Furakawa (Japan) Tokyo, Japan 30,000   Photos
9/14/77 New York Cosmos 3-1 Japanese National Team Tokyo, Japan 65,000    
9/17/77 New York Cosmos 1-1 Chinese National Team 1 Beijing, China 80,000   Photos
9/20/77 New York Cosmos 1-2 Chinese National Team 2 Shanghai, China 50,000   Photos
9/25/77 New York Cosmos 2-2 Mohun Begun (India) Calcutta, India 65,000   Photos
9/28/77 Santos (Brazil) 2-0 Seattle Sounders Seattle, WA 21,179    
10/1/77 Santos (Brazil) 1-2 New York Cosmos New York, NY 75,646 Pele's Farewell Game Photos
10/5/77 Santos (Brazil) 1-1 New York Cosmos Detroit, MI 24,689    
10/14/77 New York Cosmos 1-4 Flamengo Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14,000    
6/14/77 Roma (Italy) 1-1 Tampa Bay Rowdies Tampa, FL 9,203    
6/22/77 Roma (Italy) 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver, BC      
6/?/77 Roma (Italy) 3-0 New York Cosmos New York, NY      
9/28/77 Santos (Brazil) 2-0 Seattle Sounders Seattle, WA 21,179    
10/1/77 Santos (Brazil) 1-2 New York Cosmos New York, NY 75,646    
10/5/77 Santos (Brazil) 1-1 New York Cosmos Detroit, MI 24,689    
10/6/77 Chinese National Team 1-1 US National Team Washington, DC      
10/8/77 Chinese National Team 1-1 New York Cosmos New York, NY 33,712    
10/11/77 Chinese National Team 0-1 US National Team Atlanta, GA 15,003    
10/13/77 Chinese National Team 2-1 Tampa Bay Rowdies Tampa, FL 14,675   Photos
10/6/77 Chinese National Team 2-1 US National Team San Francisco, CA      
5/30/77 Tampa Bay Rowdies     Haiti   2 game Haiti tour  
4/2/77 Victory Club (Haiti) 0-9 New York Cosmos Haiti      
3/5/77 Zenit Leningrad (USSR) 1-0 Tampa Bay Rowdies Tampa, FL 41,680   Photos
3/9/77 Zenit Leningrad (USSR) 8-7 Tampa Bay Rowdies Tampa, FL 6, 354 Indoor  
3/12/77 Zenit Leningrad (USSR) 1-0 Dallas Tornado Dallas, TX 17,000    
7/19/77 Hammerby (Sweden) 1-2 Minnesota Kicks Bloomington, MN      
3/5/77 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 6-1 Rollins College Winter Park, FL      
3/22/77 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers   Miami Dade South Miami, FL      
3/27/77 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 5-0 Florida International Miami, FL 1,100    
10/7/77 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 3-2 Business Machines Inc. Lakeworth, FL 500    

I list 5 types of friendly games:
1. International competition
2. Local non-NASL competition. These were usually preseason warm up games.
3. NASL teams in tournaments such as the Sunshine International or the Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup (TACC).  I do not list NASL preseason games.
4. Extra NASL exhibition games the Cosmos played in 1975 and 1976 to defer the cost of signing Pele.
5. Games not involving NASL teams, but played as part of an NASL package. These were usually doubleheaders.

It is not unusual for attendance figures to differ between the newspaper article and the media guides.  When they do differ, I use the newspaper's numbers.