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Team Hawaii
Full nameTeam Hawaii
Ground Aloha Stadium
Manager Hubert Vogelsinger
Charlie Mitchell
League North American Soccer League

Team Hawaii was a soccer team based out of Honolulu that played in the NASL. The team only lasted one year, 1977. Their home field was Aloha Stadium. Travel was a significant issue for the team and for other NASL clubs. To reduce travel, the team would often go on 4–5 game road trips to the mainland; visiting teams would usually coordinate playing in Hawaii with a trio against other west coast teams.

Hawaii began the 1977 season coached by Hubert Vogelsinger, but he became ill midway through the season; player Charlie Mitchell took over and served as player-coach for the remainder of the season.

Previous to Hawai'i, the team played as the San Antonio Thunder. After leaving Hawai'i, the franchise became known as the Tulsa Roughnecks.

To date, they were Hawaii's first and only professional soccer team and one of two professional sports teams to play in the state (the other being The Hawaiians that played in the WFL).

1977 roster

Last updated 20 April 2009. [1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Jimmy Joerg
1 England GK Peter Fox
2 United States DF Chris Carenza
3 Brazil DF Ismael Moreira
3 United States DF Dave Stahl
4 United States DF Mark Stahl
5 Scotland DF Charlie Mitchell
6 Germany DF Peter Nover
7 England DF Tommy Taylor
8 England DF Keith Coleman
11 Germany DF Axel Neumann
13 United States DF Ed Pitney
21 Canada DF Tim Hunter
No. Position Player
9 Scotland MF Jim Henry
10 Portugal MF Diamantino Costa
10 England MF Ben Smith
19 England MF Pat Holland
11 England MF Chris Dangerfield
14 Canada FW Victor Kodelja
15 United States FW Dan Counce
16 England FW Brian Tinnon
17 Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Bert Bowery
18 Cyprus FW Yilmaz Orhan
20 Republic of Ireland FW Hilary Carlyle


Year League W L T Pts Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance
1977 NASL 11 15 106 4th, Pacific Conference, Southern Division Did not qualify 4,543


  1. ^ "Team Hawaii". NASL