New Jersey Eagles

The New Jersey Eagles were an American soccer team founded in 1987 as the Cosmopolitan Eagles. In 1988, they entered the third American Soccer League as the New Jersey Eagles. They folded following the 1990 American Professional Soccer League season.


Founded as the Cosmopolitan Eagles in 1987, they played an independent exhibition schedule that year. In 1988, they joined the American Soccer League, moving to the American Professional Soccer League in 1990 when the ASL merged with the Western Soccer League. League goals leader Jorge Acosta led the team to a first place regular season finish in its first campaign, but it was all downhill after that. The bright spots of the 1989 and 1990 seasons were the play of the defense, anchored by ex-New York Cosmos players Andranik Eskandarian and Hubert Birkenmeier. Unfortunately, the offense sputtered in the wake of chronic knee injuries to Acosta, and the team lost many low scoring one-goal games.

The Eagles played their home matches at Paterson, New Jersey's Hinchliffe Stadium during their first two seasons.


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1988 N/A ASL 1st, Northern Semifinals Did not enter
1989 N/A ASL 5th, Northern Did not qualify Did not enter
1990 N/A APSL 6th, ASL North Did not qualify Did not enter

Ownership & Staff

Head coach

Yearly Awards

ASL Top Goal Scorer

ASL Top Points Scorer

ASL All-Star Team Selection


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