A list of champions from various American leagues since the ISL was formed back in 1960...
|1965||Polonia Bytom (Poland)||New York Americans (USA)|
|1964||Sosnowiec (Poland)||Werder Bremen (West Germany)|
|1963||West Ham (England)||Gornik Zabrze (Poland)|
|1962||RJ America (Brazil)||Belenenses (Portugal)|
|1961||Dukla Prague (Czech)||Everton (England)|
|1960||Bangu (Brazil)||Kilmarnock (Scotland)|
ISL American Champions Cup (ISL Champions v Dukla Prague)
Surely one of the finest cup competitions ever invented - the winner of a championship versus Dukla Prague ! Every year ! Bring it back in Europe we say, but replace Dukla Prague with someone like Macclesfield Town - the Champions League winner takes on Macclesfield, home and away, at the start of every June. It'd be a ratings winner in our house.
|1965||Polonia Bytom (Poland)||Dukla Prague (Czech)|
|1964||Dukla Prague (Czech)||Sosnowiec (Poland)|
|1963||Dukla Prague (Czech)||West Ham (England)|
|1962||Dukla Prague (Czech)||RJ America (Brazil)|
The championship was awarded to the league winner up until 1975, when NASL supremo Phil Woosnam went for a NFL style play-off game, inventively titled the Soccer Bowl (der.. wonder where he dreamt that one up from ?). This format ran until the NASL's last year, when it went to a home and away affair between east and west divisional winners.
|1982||New York Cosmos|
|1980||New York Cosmos|
|1978||New York Cosmos|
|1977||New York Cosmos|
|1975||Tampa Bay Rowdies|
|1974||Los Angeles Aztecs|
|1972||New York Cosmos|
|1969||Kansas City Spurs|
Just a single championship before it merged with the USA league to form the NASL.
As with the NPSL, it ran for just one season before merging with the NPSL to form the NASL. This was the FIFA backed league that was actually solely comprised of foreign teams, re-badged as American clubs.
|1967||Los Angeles Wolves||Wolverhampton Wanderers|