1978 Washington Diplomats Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 16-14 - 145 points
in the NASL's Eastern Division

Lost Conference Quarterfinal
Coach: Gordon Bradley (16-14)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Attendance: 161,741, Avg. 10,783 in 15 home dates
1978 Washington Diplomats Statistics

The Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League ended the 1978 season with a record of 16 wins and 14 losses for 145 points in the NASL's Eastern Division.

Washington chalked up 55 goals and conceded 47. Paul Cannell scored 14 goals for the Diplomats, while Sakib Viteskic, Mike Bakic and Ken Mokgojoa each netted five or more, too. Ray Graydon contributed 17 assists. Bill Irwin recorded a 0.99 goals against average, best among qualifying goalkeepers.

Gordon Bradley coached the team. The 1978 Washington Diplomats lost in the Conference Quarterfinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Sonny AskewF,MApril 17, 19576'0"170Baltimore, MD
Mike BakicFDecember 30, 19525'11"165Belgrade, Serbia Yugoslavia
Paul CannellFSeptember 2, 19535'11"158Newcastle, England
Pete CaringiFSeptember 24, 1992
Gary DarrellM,DJanuary 10, 19475'9"155Hamilton, Bermuda
Mike DillonDSeptember 29, 19525'11"175London, England
Randy GarberMAugust 19, 19525'9"165Abington, PA
Ray GraydonFJuly 21, 19495'10"160Bristol, England
Guus HiddinkMNovember 8, 19466'0"175Wisch, Holland
Bill IrwinGJuly 23, 19516'3"205Newtonards, Northern Ireland
Carmine MarcantonioM,DNovember 21, 19545'8"150Castel di Sangro, Italy
Andries MasekoFDecember 25, 19535'8"145Transvaal, South Africa
Ane MihailovichD,MNovember 16, 19515'10"155Vratnica, Macedonia Yugoslavia
Gene MishalowDAugust 10, 19535'8"140Chicago, IL
Ken MokgojoaF,MSeptember 9, 19545'11"165Transvaal, South Africa
Tommy O'HaraDAugust 17, 19525'9"153Bellshill, Scotland
Alex PringleDNovember 8, 19485'10"160Edinburgh, Scotland
David ProctorFDecember 26, 19516'1"165Chiswick, England
Manuel RoaMSeptember 6, 1952, Argentina
Jim SteeleDMarch 11, 19506'1"185Edinburgh, Scotland
Bob StetlerGOctober 10, 19526'0"185East Stroudsburg, PA
Bobby StokesF,MJanuary 30, 19515'9"160Portsmouth, England
Henny Van Der VeenMMay 22, 19545'10"160Helmond, Holland
Sakib ViteskicMDecember 27, 19525'11"170Sarajevo, Bosnia Yugoslavia
Roy WillnerDOctober 22, 19495'7"150Baltimore, MD