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Las Vegas Quicksilvers
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Full nameLas Vegas Quicksilvers
Nickname(s)Silvers
Founded1976
Dissolved1978; 40 years ago (1978)
Ground Las Vegas Stadium
Capacity36,800
League NASL
19775th in conference

The first Las Vegas Quicksilvers were a soccer team based in Las Vegas, Nevada that played in the NASL. They played only one season, 1977. Their home field was Sam Boyd Stadium (then known as Las Vegas Stadium) in Las Vegas. In 1977 they averaged an attendance of 7,079. [1]

An aging Eusébio played for the Quicksilvers in 1977 but only managed to score 2 goals in 17 games. Wolfgang Sühnholz also played for the Quicksilvers and was named in the NASL 1st All-Star team.

Previous to Las Vegas, the franchise was known as the Baltimore Comets and San Diego Jaws. [2] After Las Vegas, the team moved back to San Diego and became known as the San Diego Sockers.

Statistics

Year-by-year

Year League W L Pts Reg. Season Playoffs
1977 NASL 11 15 103 5th, Pacific Conference, Southern Division Did not qualify

1977 Season Players

Coaching

References

  1. ^ http://www.kenn.com/the_blog/?page_id=496
  2. ^ "Jaws will make move to Las Vegas". Times-Standard. Eureka, California. United Press International. October 20, 1976. p. 17. Retrieved June 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read