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NASL 1968-1984 Leagues for FM18

America's old NASL is recreated for FM 2018 with a promotion / relegation pyramid (3 pro tiers, plus 2 reserve divisions). All 48 teams are pre-supplied with a 22-man squad for your convenience.

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FM 2018 Fantasy Scenarios - NASL 1968-1984 Leagues for FM18
Do you remember the old North American Soccer League? It's the league that Pele, Best, Beckenbauer, Cruyff, Chinaglia and Wegerle played in.

NASL is back in Football Manager 2018 with this database, and it brings some new additions on the table!

The Story Behind

Last year (FM17), I discovered 36 old NASL teams sitting in the depths of the FM editor. I created a NASL database and I took it upon myself to create an improved version this year.

This year, I added more teams, including the Cleveland Stokers, Boston Beacons, and the Houston Stars. Instead of the somewhat glitchy conference system that I used last year, I created a promotion/relegation pyramid with three professional divisions, followed by two reserve divisions.

The NASL is the top division with 16 of the most famous and popular clubs from the original league.
The NASL2 contains 16 more original teams, also already in the FM database.
The NASL3 contains the remaining 4 teams already in the database, 12 added teams (including Atlanta Apollos, Washington Whips, Team Hawaii, Cleveland Stokers...) which competed in the NASL but were not included in FM's database, as well as the reserve teams of the top four finishers from the previous NASL season.

Below that, the Reserve divisions are split into East and West with reserve teams of the first and second division clubs.
The U18's leagues below that are split into Northeastern, Central, Pacific, and Sunbelt.

The database included 5 tournaments, 3 of which are playable.
The Woosnam Cup (national FA Cup style tournament where the winner qualifies from the NACL), the NASL Cup (contested between only professional teams and uses group formats rather than knockout), the Soccer Bowl (essentially a super cup between the winner of the league and the winner of the Woosnam Cup but it is much bigger than a European super cup), while the Borghi Trophy and the U18s Cup are reserve competitions.

Finally, you no longer need to build your entire squad from scratch– all 48 teams are pre-supplied with a 22-man squad, which were painfully selected through a SuperDraft spreadsheet that took 4 hours. In general, many MLS players moved to NASL clubs in the same city i.e. the Chicago Sting has multiple players from the Fire, but NOT ALL OF THEM. In lower divisions, NASL and USL players are used.

- New pyramid with pro/rel
- SuperDraft created, so teams already have players
- More added teams, including America's first pro soccer team, the Cleveland Stokers
- More club legends/ favored personnel
- Added rivalries for every team
- Reserve leagues
- League specific awards
- Increased youth rating for the United States

USA Clubs Logo Pack (Optional)

This has every logo for the United States of America. However, some logos are different because it is actually edited so it can be used with my USA database.

Download USA Logo Pack

How to revive the old NASL 1968-1984 on FM18

  1. Move the FMF file "North American Soccer League (1968-1984)" to your editor data foler:
    documents/sports interactive/football manager 2018/editor data
    Create that last folder if it doesn't exist.

  2. Move the graphics folders (normal and small) to:
    documents/sports interactive/football manager 2018/graphics/logos/nasl
    Create the last 2 folders (logos and nasl).

  3. Open FM18 and go to preferences > interface screen. Hit the Clear Cache button, then return to the same screen and press the Reload Skin button.

  4. Start a new FM18 career save. In the top right of the screen, under "Database", make sure "North American Soccer League (1968-1984)" is selected.

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