BY THE NUMBERS | 2015 Spring Season

With records set in a thrilling season, we broke down the numbers behind the 2015 Spring Season
NASL Staff | Jun 22, 2015

Records were broken, history was made, and most importantly the action on the field was exciting and compelling.

The 2015 Spring Season had a lot to offer, on and off the field. Several clubs made significant strides with attendance, others played in marquee international friendlies, and one – the New York Cosmos – brought home a championship.

Here is a look back at the Spring Season by the numbers:

1 – Historic friendly (New York Cosmos play against Cuban national team at Estadio Pedro Marrero in Havana)

2 – Expansion clubs announced (Miami FC, Puerto Rico FC)

4 – Teams that set Modern Era attendance records

4 – Goals scored by Spanish legend and Cosmos forward Raúl

5 – Goals (Omar Cummings) and assists (Georgi Hristov) by the league leaders

5 – Teams that have drawn five matches

6 – Teams that have attracted sellout crowds

8 – Lowest number of goals conceded by a team (Ottawa Fury FC)

9 – Teams that have aired matches on local television

10 – League games in the New York Cosmos’ current unbeaten streak

10 – Countries that have had one or more of their clubs play an international friendly against a NASL team

12 – Seconds it took Jacksonville Armada FC to score its first goal in league play

12 – Months until Carmelo Anthony’s Puerto Rico FC begins play in next year’s Fall Season

16 – Players called up to their national teams

17 – Most goals scored in one full match week (Week 11)

18 – Most goals scored by a team (New York Cosmos)

20 – Points collected by the Spring Season Championship-winning New York Cosmos

21 – Percent increase in attendance from last year’s Spring Season total

25 – Seasons that Miami FC co-owner Paolo Maldini played at Italian giants AC Milan

28 – Saves by league-leading Romuald Peiser (Ottawa Fury FC)

48 – Current players that have senior national team experience

53 – Countries represented on NASL rosters 

65 – Total goals by away team

80 – Total goals by home team

105 – Matches that aired live on ESPN3

145 – Total goals scored

526 – Minutes since Ottawa Fury FC last conceded a goal

6,533 – Average Attendance

16,164 – Fans that attended Jacksonville Armada FC’s record-setting season opener

44,479 – Record-setting single-week attendance total in the Modern Era (Week 1) 

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