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New York Eagles

The New York Eagles were an American Soccer League (ASL) team from the late-1970s that never really got off the ground. They started play in 1978 at Memorial Field in Mt. Vernon, NY, which is just north of the Bronx in Westchester County. The team was dogged by financial troubles throughout its existence, and that was likely the motivating factor when they moved to Albany and Bleecker Stadium for their second seasons. But the move didn’t stop their financial woes. They were in so much trouble that supposedly in 1981 the IRS actually showed up to a match and confiscated the gate receipts for money that the team owed. The team would finally fold following the 1981 season.