1979 Minnesota Kicks Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 21-9 - 184 points
in the NASL's Central Division

Lost Conference Quarterfinal
Coach: Roy McCrohan (21-9)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Attendance: 368,705, Avg. 24,580 in 15 home dates
1979 Minnesota Kicks Statistics

The Minnesota Kicks of the North American Soccer League ended the 1979 season with a record of 21 wins and 9 losses for 184 points in the NASL's Central Division.

Minnesota recorded 67 goals and conceded 48. Alan Willey scored 21 goals for the Kicks, while Patrick Ntsoelengoe, Ian Hamilton and Ron Futcher each netted five or more as well. Willie Morgan contributed 14 assists. Volkmar Gross recorded a 0.65 goals against average, leading qualifying goalkeepers.

Roy McCrohan coached the team. The 1979 Minnesota Kicks lost in the Conference Quarterfinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Ricardo AlonsoFMarch 21, 19576'3"190Tansil, Argentina
Geoff BarnettGOctober 16, 19466'0"166Northwich, England
Tony BettsM,FOctober 31, 19535'11"165Derby, England
Smith EgglestonG5'9"170
Trevor FranklinDJune 2, 19575'10"160Liverpool, England
Ron FutcherFSeptember 25, 19565'11"170Chester, England
Volkmar GrossGJanuary 31, 19486'3"210Berlin, Germany
Ian HamiltonFOctober 31, 19505'9"165London, England
Don HuberFMay 1, 19575'8"160St. Louis, MO
Tino LettieriGSeptember 27, 19575'8"170Torito Bari, Italy
Steve LittDMay 21, 19546'2"200Carlisle, England
Ray MartinDJanuary 23, 1945Wolverhampton, England
Mike McLenaghenD/M,M/D,D,MJune 10, 19545'11"165Burnaby, British Columbia Canada
Alan MerrickD,M,M/DJune 20, 19505'10"160Birmingham, England
Mark MoranMSeptember 26, 19545'11"165St. Louis, MO
Willie MorganF,MOctober 2, 1944Glasgow, Scotland
Lucas MoripeF,M, South Africa
Bjorn NordqvistDOctober 6, 19425'10"170Hallsberg, Sweden
Patrick NtsoelengoeM,FFebruary 26, 19565'8"155Randfontein, South Africa
Alex RosulDJuly 20, 19566'3"190Cleveland, OH
Greg RyanDJanuary 21, 19575'9"156Frankfurt, Germany
Tony SuffleM5'9"160
Tim TwellmanM,D,FMay 1, 19555'11"175St. Louis, MO
Greg VillaFDecember 15, 19566'0"200St. Louis, MO
Gary VogelDMarch 3, 19565'8"155Buffalo, NY
Tony WantDDecember 13, 19485'8"160London, England
Alan WestMDecember 18, 1951Hyde, England
Alan WilleyFOctober 18, 19565'11"180Houghton-le-Spring, England