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KICK Magazine was the official game program of the North American Soccer League (1968-1984) from 1975 until the league’s demise after the 1984 season.

KICK was published in a national magazine format, meaning that the cover art and some of the internal content was produced at the national level and then syndicated out to local franchises, who added their own local content, from advertising to player profiles.  This was an attractive format that gave match day programs a heft and production value nearly on par with some of the top magazines of the era, such as Sports Illustrated.

The syndicated magazine style meant that the cover stories didn’t always correspond to the match on the field.  Chicago Sting fans walking into Comiskey Park for a match against the Seattle Sounders were quite likely to find that the evening’s game program featured a cover story about Giorgio Chinaglia of the New York Cosmos, for example.

A few variations over the years:

  • Published as KICK INDOOR for the 1980-81 and 1981-82 indoor season.
  • Published as KICK OUTDOOR or the 1982 outdoor campaign.
  • Published as STADIUM KICK for the 1983-84 indoor and 1983 and 1984 outdoor seasons.
  • The Montreal Manic published a French/English edition with the same cover art in 1981 called MANIC.

While KICK Magazines from 1977 to 1982 are pretty easy to find, the programs from the final two seasons of the NASL (1983 – 1984) are quite scarce.

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Brian Harvey Dallas Tornado

Atlanta Chiefs Program

St. Louis Stars Program

Washington Whips

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Dennis Viollet Baltimore Bays

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Juan Paletta Washington Whips

Heart of Midlothian Program

Atlanta Chiefs Program

Dallas Tornado Program

Don Popovic St. Louis Stars

Tony McLoughlin Dallas Tornado

Kirk Apostolidis Dallas Tornado

New York Cosmos Program

Barry Rowan Dallas Tornado

Atlanta Chiefs Program

John Best Dallas Tornado

Roy Turner Dallas Tornado

Bob Rigby Philadelphia Atoms

Philadelphia Atoms Indoor Soccer

Boston Minutemen Program

Philadelphia Atoms Program

Miami Toros Program

Washington Diplomats Program

Rochester Lancers Program

Philadelphia Atoms Honduras

NASL Programs

New York Cosmos Program

Tampa Bay Rowdies Program

Portland Timbers Program

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Seattle Sounders Program

New York Cosmos Program

Pele New York Cosmos

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Steve Pecher Dallas Tornado

Ilija Mitic San Jose Earthquakes

Shep Messing New York Cosmos

Chicago Sting Program

Ron Newman Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Mike Flanagan New England Tea Men

Clyde Best Portland Timbers

1979 Edmonton Drillers

Rodney Marsh Tampa Bay Rowdies

San Jose Earthquakes Program

Tony Waiters Vancouver Whitecaps

Gerd Muller Fort Lauderdale Strikers

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Franz Beckenbauer Cosmos

Trevor Francis Detroit Express

NASL KICK Magazine

Johan Cruyff Los Angeles Aztecs

Carlos Alberto New York Cosmos

Wigan Athletic Tulsa Roughnecks

Billy Gazonas Tulsa Roughnecks

Andy McBride California Surf

New York Cosmos Yearbook

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Timo Liekoski

Keith Furphy Detroit Express

NASL KICK Magazine

Memphis Rogues Manchester City

Phil Parkes Chicago Sting

Klaus Topmoller

Tampa Bay Rowdies Program

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Steve Moyers California Surf

Perry Van Der Beck Tampa Bay Rowdies

Ringo Cantillo

New York Cosmos Yearbook

NASL KICK Magazine

Alan Hinton Seattle Sounders

Jomo Sono Toronto Blizzard

Roger Davies Seattle Sounders

Ray Hudson Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Jan Van Beveren Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Mike Connell Tampa Bay Rowdies

Nottingham Forest Vancouver Whitecaps

Nottingham Forest Vancouver Whitecaps

Charlie Fajkus

NASL Program

Steve Wegerle New York Cosmos

Gerry Gray Vancouver Whitecaps

NASL Programs

Vancouver Whitecaps Programs

New York Cosmos Programs

Giorgio Chinaglia New York Cosmos

NASL Program

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Arnie Mausser

Willy Roy Chicago Sting

Ace Ntsoelengoe Toronto Blizzard

Brian Kidd Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Bob Vosmaer

NASL Kick Magazine

David McCreery Tulsa Roughnecks

Vladislav Bogicevic New York Cosmos

Cho Young-jeung Portland Timbers

Tony Towers Montreal Manic

Peter Nogly Tampa Bay Rowdies

NASL Kick Magazine

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Tony Crescitelli San Jose Earthquakes

Frantz Mathieu Montreal Manic

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Giorgio Chinaglia

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Soccer Bowl 1982

Toronto Blizzard Program

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Team America NASL

Pato Margetic

Jan Van Beveren Fort Lauderdale Strikers

John Giles Vancouver Whitecaps

Pedro DeBrito Team America

Teofilo Cubillas Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Ade Coker San Diego Sockers

Steve Zungul Golden Bay Earthquakes

Laurie Abrahams Tulsa Roughnecks

Roberto Cabanas New York Cosmos

Frans Thijssen Vancouver Whitecaps

Jeff Durgan Team America

Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Peter Ward Seattle Sounders

Gregg Thompson Tampa Bay Rowdies

NASL Programs

Arno Steffenhagen Vancouver Whitecaps

NASL Programs

Soccer Bowl 1983

Karl-Heinz Granitza Chicago Sting

Mike Connell Tampa Bay Rowdies

NASL Programs

Barry Wallace Tulsa Roughnecks

Steve Zungul Golden Bay Earthquakes

Steve Moyers New York Cosmos

Bob Lenarduzzi Vancouver Whitecaps

Laurie Abrahams Tulsa Roughnecks

Carl Valentine Vancouver Whitecaps

Perry Van Der Beck Tampa Bay Rowdies

NASL Programs

Pato Margetic Chicago Sting

Chris Dangerfield Soccer

Juli Veee San Diego Sockers

Tino Lettieri Minnesota Strikers

NASL Programs

NASL Programs

Peter Barnes Leeds United

Bobby Lenarduzzi Whitecaps

Bob Lenarduzzi Vancouver Whitecaps

Frans Thijssen Vancouver Whitecaps

Wes McLeod Tampa Bay Rowdies

Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Hubert Birkenmeier New York Cosmos

Roberto Cabanas New York Cosmos

Vancouver Whitecaps Program

David Byrne Toronto Blizzard

Billy Caskey Tulsa Roughnecks

Cosmos vs. World All-Stars

Kevin Crow San Diego Sockers

Roberto Bettega Toronto Blizzard

Tino Lettieri Minnesota Strikers

Karl-Heinz Granitza Chicago Sting

Steve Zungul Golden Bay Earthquakes

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1984 NASL Playoffs

Shaun Lowther Vancouver Whitecaps

Soccer Bowl 1984

New York Cosmos Reunion 1991

Portland Timbers Reunion 1995

Written by andycrossley

December 22nd, 2011 at 4:44 am

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  1. I have a couple at home that aren’t pictured here. One’s from the Chicago Sting’s second home game ever and another couple are ones from Tampa Bay Rowdies games (one of which might have been locally-produced, not nationally).

    I’ll scan them and send them to you.

    KT

    22 Dec 11 at 8:24 pm

  2. […] Kick Magazine, the official magazine of the now defunct NASL, is one of the best places to get your American soccer nostalgia fix. The folks over at Fun While It Last have a great collection of quirky covers worth a click. Click. […]

  3. Have a large collection of KICK and MISSILE programs. would like to sell them. Have any idea where and a list of value for each magazine? Thank you

    Brian johnston

    4 Mar 12 at 11:20 pm

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