The 1975 Portland Timbers: The Birth of Soccer City – By Michael Orr
Relive the magic of the Portland Timbers’ 1975 season and the birth of Soccer City, USA. This is the story of seventeen players and two coaches who came from different clubs and different countries to form a team just days before their inaugural game. From the first televised game against the New York Cosmos to the seven-game winning streak that vied for a league record and the postseason battle for the game’s highest prize, rediscover how, in just four months, the Timbers won the hearts of Portlanders and left an indelible stamp on the Rose City’s sporting landscape.
North American Soccer League Encyclopedia – by Colin Jose
This is a complete NASL player register with full career stats for almost every player in the former NASL. This is an essential guide for anyone interested in US soccer history.Also includes NASL league standings and detailed match reports for all NASL finals. ISBN #1-878282-25-5. 392 pp. August, 2003.
A Kick in the Grass – by Clive Toye
Clive Toye’s A Kick in the Grass offers an inside look at the successes and excesses of the former North American Soccer League. There are few, perhaps none who could tell the story better. After all, Toye was there for every minute of the league’s existence, from its very beginnings and his days as General Manager of the Baltimore Bays, through the Cosmos years, and later with the Chicago Sting and Toronto Blizzard.
All the Best – by Doug Thiel (Kindle Edition )
In 1974 the city of Seattle was amazed by a professional soccer team. All the Best is the story of an incredible team, an impossible dream, and a love match. Seattle and the Sounders fell in love (for the first time). The NASL had two teams that commanded everyone’s attention, the New York Cosmos with Pele, Beckenbauer, Chinaglia and the Seattle Sounders.
NASL- A Complete Record of the North American Soccer League – by Colin Jose
This is the original, hard to find book. It usually goes for at least $100 so if you find one at a garage sale definitely pick it up.
This is a comprehensive statistical history of the former NASL, including full league tables, lineups, scores, a complete player register, biographies, photos, logos and other summary info. It is currently out of print.