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San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chicago Sting. March 26, 1977North American Soccer League Programs

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.
  • The Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto Blizzard franchises abandoned the KICK format in 1983 and produced unique programs with their own local artowkr in 1983 and 1984.

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 rather scarce.

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Oakland Clippers Program

1968 San Diego Toros Program

Pavle Garov

1968 Baltimore Bays Program

1968 New York Generals Program

NASL Programs

1968 Los Angeles Wolves Program

1968 San Diego Toros Program

1968 Cleveland Stokers Program

1968 Washington Whips Program

Bernard Vargas

Brian Harvey Dallas Tornado

Baltimore Bays Program

1968 Atlanta Chiefs Program

1968 St. Louis Stars Program

1968 Cleveland Stokers Program

Washington Whips Program

1968 Baltimore Bays Program

Vancouver Royals Program

1968 Vancouver Royals Program

Casey Frankiewicz St. Louis Stars

1968 Washington Whips Program

Washington Whips Program

Washington Whips Program

Dennis Viollet Baltimore Bays

New York Generals Program

1968 Washington Whips Program

Vancouver Royals Program

Juan Paletta Washington Whips

Baltimore Bays Yearbook

1969 Atlanta Chiefs Program

Heart of Midlothian Program

1970 Atlanta Chiefs Program

St. Louis Stars Program

1970 Dallas Tornado Program

Don Popovic St. Louis Stars

John Best

1971 Montreal Olympique Program

Tony McLoughlin Dallas Tornado

Kirk Apostolidis Dallas Tornado

1971 New York Cosmos Program

Barry Rowan Dallas Tornado

1971 St. Louis Stars Program

Ken Cooper

1971 Washington Darts Program

1971 Atlanta Chiefs Program

1971 Toronto Metros Program

John Best Dallas Tornado

1972 New York Cosmos Program

1972 St. Louis Stars Program

1972 Toronto Metros Program

Lev Yashin Dynamo Moscow

Roy Turner Dallas Tornado

Randy Horton New York Cosmos

1973 Rochester Lancers Program

1973 Philadelphia Atoms Program

Bob Rigby Philadelphia Atoms

1973 NASL Championship

Philadelphia Atoms Indoor Soccer

1974 Philadelphia Atoms Program

Alvin Henderson Baltimore Comets

1974 Boston Minutemen Program

John Best Seattle Sounders

1974 Philadelphia Atoms Program

Keith Aqui Baltimore Comets

1974 Miami Toros Program

1974 Denver Dynamos Program

1974 Washington Diplomats Program

1974 Rochester Lancers Program

Winston Earle

1974 Philadelphia Atoms Program

Geoff Butler

David Chadwick Dallas Tornado

1974 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

1974 New York Cosmos Program

Paul Scurti

Dieter Zajdel San Jose Earthquakes

Ron Newman Dallas Tornado

1974 Los Angeles Aztecs Program

1974 Miami Toros Program

Tampa Bay Rowdies

New York Cosmos Program

Tampa Bay Rowdies Program

Tjeert Vant'Land Seattle Sounders

Tommy Baldwin Seattle Sounders

Portland Timbers Program

Portland Timbers Program

1975 Portland Timbers Program

Pele New York Cosmos

Portland Timbers Program

Pele New York Cosmos

St. Louis Stars Program

1975 Dallas Tornado Program

Seattle Sounders Program

1975 New York Cosmos Program

Los Angeles Aztecs Program

Seattle Sounders Program

Portland Timbers Program

Soccer Bowl 1975

Tampa Bay Rowdies Program

Tampa Bay Rowdies Program

Seattle Sounders Yearbook

Pele New York Cosmos

1976 San Jose Earthquakes Program

1976 Minnesota Kicks Program

Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Portland Timbers Program

Tampa Bay Rowdies Program

Minnesota Kicks Program

New York Cosmos Program

Pele New York Cosmos

Vancouver Whitecaps Program

1976 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

1976 New York Cosmos Program

1976 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Chicago Sting Program

Soccer Bowl 1976

Pele New York Cosmos

1977 New York Cosmos Yearbook

San Jose Earthquakes Program

Arsene Auguste Tampa Bay Rowdies

Portland Timbers Program

Pele New York Cosmos

Malcolm Smith Portland Timbers

New York Cosmos Program

Eusebio NASL

Seattle Sounders Chelsea

Steve Pecher Dallas Tornado

1977 Dallas Tornado Program

Cosmos Lazio

Portland Timbers Program

Dallas Tornado Program

George Best Los Angeles Aztecs

Pele New York Cosmos

Rochester Lancers Program

Minnesota Kicks Hammarby

Ilija Mitic San Jose Earthquakes

Shep Messing New York Cosmos

Pele New York Cosmos

Kyle Rote Jr., Dallas Tornado

Soccer Bowl 1977

Jimmy Gabriel Seattle Sounders

Pele New York Cosmos

Tampa Bay Rowdies Program

1978 New York Cosmos Yearbook

Franz Beckenbauer New York Cosmos

1978 Detroit Express Program

1978 Oakland Stompers Grapevine Newsletter

Seattle Sounders VFB Stuttgart

1978 Chicago Sting Program

George Best Los Angeles Aztecs

Gordon Banks Fort Lauderdale Strikers

1978 Rochester Lancers Program

Jim McAlister Seattle Sounders

Kyle Rote Dallas Tornado

Andy Atuegbu

1978 Seattle Sounders Program

NASL Program

1978 Portland Timbers Program

Bob Rigby Los Angeles Aztecs

1978 Philadelphia Fury Program

1978 New York Cosmos Program

Charlie Mrosko

1978 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Mike Flanagan New England Tea Men

Clyde Best Portland Timbers

Chelsea New York Cosmos

1979 Tulsa Roughnecks Program

1979 New York Cosmos Yearbook

Franz Beckenbauer New York Cosmos

NASL Kick Magazine

1979 Edmonton Drillers Program

Rodney Marsh Tampa Bay Rowdies

1979 San Jose Earthquakes Program

Tony Waiters Vancouver Whitecaps

1979 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Giorgio Chinaglia New York Cosmos

Shep Messing Rochester Lancers

Karl-Heinz Granitza NASL

Franz Beckenbauer Cosmos

1979 Toronto Blizzard Program

Trevor Francis Detroit Express

Gerd Muller

1979 San Jose Earthquakes Program

Alan Mayer San Diego Sockers

1979 Toronto Blizzard Program

1979 California Surf Program

Johan Cruyff Los Angeles Aztecs

Carlos Alberto New York Cosmos 1979 San Diego Sockers Program

Soccer Bowl 1979

Johan Cruyff Los Angeles Aztecs

Middlesbrough Tulsa Roughnecks

Chelsea Los Angeles Aztecs

Wigan Athletic Tulsa Roughnecks

1979 Leicester City Program

Lincoln City Tulsa Roughnecks

Billy Gazonas

1980 Minnesota Kicks Program

Andy McBride California Surf

1980 Los Angeles Aztecs Program

Wes McLeod

1980 Tampa Bay Rowdies Program

1980 NASL Indoor Championship

1980 New York Cosmos Yearbook

NASL Programs

Timo Liekoski

Keith Furphy Detroit Express

NASL KICK Magazine

Memphis Rogues Manchester City

1980 California Surf Program

Phil Parkes Chicago Sting

1980 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

1980 Los Angeles Aztecs Program

Jim Bone Toronto Blizzard

1980 Seattle Sounders Program

Klaus Topmoller

1980 Fort Lauderdale Strikers Program

Giorgio Chinaglia

1980 Los Angeles Aztecs Program

Soccer Bowl 1980

1980 Luton Town Program

1980 Tampa Bay Rowdies Program

1980 Chicago Sting Program

Steve Moyers

Perry Van Der Beck

Ringo Cantillo

Pato Margetic

1981 Edmonton Drillers Program

Kai Haaskivi

Alan Woodward

1981 Portland Timbers Program

Keith Furphy

1981 Chicago Sting Program

1981 Edmonton Drillers Program

Gerry Gray

1981 Chicago Sting Yearbook

1981 New York Cosmos Yearbook

Vancouver Whitecaps Program

NASL KICK Magazine

Montreal Manic Program

Alan Hinton Seattle Sounders

1981 Dallas Tornado Program

George Best San Jose Earthquakes

1981 Montreal Manic Program

Vancouver Whitecaps West Bromwich Albion

Portland Timbers West Bromwich Albion

Jomo Sono Toronto Blizzard

1981 Jacksonville Tea Men Program

Juli Veee San Diego Sockers

1981 Montreal Manic Program

Vancouver Whitecaps Manchester City

Ray Hudson Fort Lauderdale Strikers

1981 San Diego Sockers Program

Roger Davies Seattle Sounders

Mike Connell Tampa Bay Rowdies

Vancouver Whitecaps Napoli

Carl Valentine Vancouver Whitecaps

Luis Fernando Los Angeles Aztecs

Vancouver Whitecaps Sparta Rotterdam

1981 California Surf Program

Gordon Hill Montreal Manic

Joe Morrone Tulsa Roughnecks

1981 New York Cosmos Program

Angelo DiBernardo Cosmos

1981 Chicago Sting Program

Soccer Bowl 1981

Nottingham Forest Vancouver Whitecaps

Nottingham Forest Vancouver Whitecaps

Dale Mitchell Portland Timbers

1981 Edmonton Drillers Program

1982 New York Cosmos Program

Charlie Fajkus

John Gorman Tampa Bay Rowdies

NASL Program

Steve Wegerle New York Cosmos

Gerry Gray Vancouver Whitecaps

1982 San Diego Sockers Program

1982 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

1982 New York Cosmos Program

1982 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

1982 Jacksonville Tea Men Program

1982 Montreal Manic Program

Arnie Mausser

Willy Roy Chicago Sting

Ace Ntsoelengoe Toronto Blizzard

Brian Kidd Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Bob Vosmaer

1982 Chicago Sting Program
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

San Diego Sockers NASL

Tony Crescitelli San Jose Earthquakes

Frantz Mathieu Montreal Manic

1982 Chicago Sting Program

1982 Montreal Manic Program

Tino Lettieri Vancouver Whitecaps

1982 Fort Lauderdale Strikers Program

1982 Fort Lauderdale Strikers Program

Soccer Bowl 1982

1983 New York Cosmos Yearbook

Hubert Birkenmeier

David Byrne Toronto Blizzard

John Giles Vancouver Whitecaps

Cliff Calvert Toronto Blizzard

Team America NASL

Pato Margetic Chicago Sting

Jan Van Beveren Fort Lauderdale Strikers

John Giles Vancouver Whitecaps

David Byrne

Pedro DeBrito

1983 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Teofilo Cubillas Fort Lauderdale Strikers

1983 New York Cosmos Program

1983 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Ade Coker

Mark Nickeas

Steve Zungul Golden Bay Earthquakes

Frans Thijssen

Laurie Abrahams Tulsa Roughnecks

Roberto Cabanas New York Cosmos

1983 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Frans Thijssen Vancouver Whitecaps

Bob Lenarduzzi Vancouver Whitecaps

Jeff Durgan

1983 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Peter Ward Seattle Sounders

Gregg Thompson Tampa Bay Rowdies

David Norman Vancouver Whitecaps

Alan Taylor Vancouver Whitecaps

Tino Lettieri Vancouver Whitecaps

1983 San Diego Sockers Program

Arno Steffenhagen Vancouver Whitecaps

1983 Chicago Sting Program

Soccer Bowl 1983

Karl-Heinz Granitza

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

1984 NASL All-Star Game

Pato Margetic Chicago Sting

Chris Dangerfield

Juli Veee San Diego Sockers

Tino Lettieri Minnesota Strikers

NASL Programs

1984 NASL Indoor Championship

Peter Barnes Leeds United

Bobby Lenarduzzi Whitecaps

Bob Lenarduzzi Vancouver Whitecaps

Frans Thijssen

Wes McLeod Tampa Bay Rowdies

1984 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

Hubert Birkenmeier New York Cosmos

Roberto Cabanas New York Cosmos

1984 Vancouver Whitecaps Program

David Byrne Toronto Blizzard

Fran O'Brien

Billy Caskey Tulsa Roughnecks

Cosmos vs. World All-Stars

Kevin Crow San Diego Sockers

Roberto Bettega Toronto Blizzard

Tino Lettieri

Karl-Heinz Granitza Chicago Sting

Steve Zungul

1984 Chicago Sting Program

NASL Soccer Programs

Shaun Lowther

Soccer Bowl 1984

New York Cosmos Reunion 1991

Portland Timbers Reunion 1995

Written by AC

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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