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Final Standings

FINAL NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE STANDINGS--Through Games of 03/30/97

               				AMERICAN CONFERENCE
                                                  POINTS POINTS
EAST DIVISION             GP   W   L    PCT   GB    FOR    AG   HOME  ROAD
2-Harrisburg Heat         40  22  18   .550  ----   523   457   13-7   9-11
4-Baltimore Spirit        40  20  20   .500   2.0   506   494   12-8   8-12
5-Philadelphia Kixx       40  17  23   .425   5.0   451   593   11-9   6-14
6-Tampa Bay Terror        40  15  25   .375   7.0   503   541   10-10  5-15
CENTRAL DIVISION
1-Cleveland Crunch        40  29  11   .725  ----   772   550   18-2  11-9
3-Cincinnati Silverbacks  40  21  19   .525   8.0   570   517   12-8   9-11
Columbus Invaders         40   5  35   .125  24.0   479   895    4-16  1-19

               				NATIONAL CONFERENCE
                                                  POINTS POINTS
NORTH DIVISION            GP   W   L    PCT   GB    FOR    AG   HOME  ROAD
2-Buffalo Blizzard        40  21  19   .525  ----   545   469   13-7   8-12
6-Edmonton Drillers       40  21  19   .525  ----   538   475   15-5   6-14
Detroit Rockers           40  20  20   .500   1.0   563   532   14-6   6-14
Toronto Shooting Stars    40   6  34   .150  15.0   416   685    6-14  0-20
MIDWEST DIVISION
1-St. Louis Ambush        40  27  13   .675  ----   637   545   17-3  10-10
3-Milwaukee Wave          40  26  14   .650   1.0   525   472   18-2   8-12
4-Kansas City Attack      40  26  14   .650   1.0   605   500   14-6  12-8
5-Wichita Wings           40  24  16   .600   3.0   589   497   15-5   9-11

Numbers before teams indicate seeding in conference playoffs.

Playoff Results

1997 NPSL Finals

SERIES "K" - CLEVELAND CRUNCH (29-11) vs. KANSAS CITY ATTACK (26-14)
Kansas City wins series, 4-0
Game one	Kansas City 18, Cleveland 14	Wednesday, April 30
Game two	Kansas City 25, Cleveland 19	Sunday, May 4
Game three	Kansas City 14, Cleveland 8	Friday, May 9
Game four	Kansas City 15, Cleveland 12	Sunday, May 11

Conference Finals

AMERICAN CONFERENCE FINALS

SERIES "I" - CLEVELAND CRUNCH (29-11) vs. HARRISBURG HEAT (22-18)
Cleveland wins series, 3-1
Game one	Cleveland 11, Harrisburg 8	Saturday, April 19
Game two	Harrisburg 19, Cleveland 13	Sunday, April 20
Game three	Cleveland 17, Harrisburg 14	Wednesday, April 23
Game four	Cleveland 14, Harrisburg 2	Friday, April 25

NATIONAL CONFERENCE FINALS

SERIES "J" - ST. LOUIS AMBUSH (27-13) vs. KANSAS CITY ATTACK (26-14)
Kansas City wins series, 3-1
Game one	St. Louis 21, Kansas City 15	Friday, April 18
Game two	Kansas City 15, St. Louis 11	Saturday, April 19
Game three	Kansas City 22, St. Louis 16	Sunday, April 20
Game four	Kansas City 13, St. Louis 11	Wednesday, April 23

Conference Semifinals

AMERICAN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

SERIES "E" - CLEVELAND CRUNCH (29-11) vs. BALTIMORE SPIRIT (20-20)
Cleveland wins series, 2-1
Game one	Baltimore 19, Cleveland 14	Friday, April 11
Game two	Cleveland 21, Baltimore 9	Sunday, April 13
Game three	Cleveland 14, Baltimore 13	Monday, April 14

SERIES "F" - HARRISBURG HEAT (22-18) vs. CINCINNATI SILVERBACKS (21-19)
Harrisburg wins series, 2-0
Game one	Harrisburg 11, Cincinnati 9 OT	Friday, April 11
Game two	Harrisburg 13, Cincinnati 12	Saturday, April 12

NATIONAL CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

SERIES "G" - ST. LOUIS AMBUSH (27-13) vs. EDMONTON DRILLERS (21-19)
St. Louis wins series, 2-1
Game one	St. Louis 19, Edmonton 18	Saturday, April 12
Game two	Edmonton 19, St. Louis 9	Sunday, April 13
Game three	St. Louis 16, Edmonton 11	Wednesday, April 16

SERIES "H" - BUFFALO BLIZZARD (21-19) vs. KANSAS CITY ATTACK (26-14)
Kansas City wins series, 2-1
Game one	Kansas City 18, Buffalo 12	Thursday, April 10
Game two	Kansas City 13, Buffalo 11	Sunday, April 13

Conference Quarterfinals

AMERICAN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS

SERIES "A" - CINCINNATI SILVERBACKS (21-19) vs. TAMBA BAY TERROR (15-25)
Cincinnati wins series, 2-1
Game one	Cincinnati 13, Tampa Bay 11	Thursday, April 3
Game two	Tampa Bay 17, Cincinnati 15 OT	Saturday, April 5
Game three	Cincinnati 16, Tampa Bay 11	Tuesday, April 8

SERIES "B" - BALTIMORE SPIRIT (20-20) vs. PHILADELPHIA KIXX (17-23)
Baltimore wins series, 2-0
Game one	Baltimore 15, Philadelphia 8	Saturday, April 5
Game two	Baltimore 18, Philadelphia 8	Sunday, April 6

NATIONAL CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS

SERIES "C" - MILWAUKEE WAVE (26-14) vs. EDMONTON DRILLERS (21-19)
Edmonton wins series, 2-0
Game one	Edmonton 20, Milwaukee 6	Friday, April 4
Game two	Edmonton 10, Milwaukee 9	Sunday, April 6

SERIES "D" - KANSAS CITY ATTACK (26-14) vs. WICHITA WINGS (24-16)
Kansas City wins series, 2-1
Game one	Kansas City 13, Wichita 11	Wednesday, April 2
Game two	Wichita 14, Kansas City 13	Saturday, April 5
Game three	Kansas City 22, Wichita 5	Tuesday, April 8

1996-97 NPSL News and Information

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Other 1996-97 NPSL Information

  • 1996-97 NPSL Amateur Draft: 19 Dec 1996
  • NPSL Names New Licensing Agent
  • Prediction Competition
  • NPSL Transactions
  • 1996-97 NPSL Season Preview: 7 Oct 1996
  • NPSL Training Camps in Full Swing: 1 Oct 1996
  • NPSL Playoffs Expanded: 23 Sep 1996
  • 1996-97 NPSL Schedule: 27 Aug 1996
  • NPSL Players Shine in Competitions: 9 Sep 1996
  • NPSL Players Chosen for US Indoor Team: 28 Aug 1996
  • Edmonton Drillers Join NPSL: 23 Aug 1996
  • NPSL Summer 1996 News: 9 Jul 1996
  • 1996 NPSL Expansion Draft: 4 Jun 1996


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