By The Associated Press
The New York Generals ended a seven game winless streak not a second too soon in North American Soccer League action Wednesday night.
Warren Archibald, a late substitution, gave New York its goal with 3:15 left to play for its 1-0 victory over Boston.
THE Beacons' Erik Dyreborg knocked in what appeared to be the tying goal but referee Roger Schott disallowed the score, ruling that the game had ended one second earlier.
In other games, Washington tripped Los Angeles 4-2, Detroit and Kansas City battled to a 0-0 tie and in an exhibition match, the Cleveland Stokers handed the Santos team of Brazil its first loss on its American tour, 2-1.
Santos, with superstar Pele, had won seven straight games in the United States.
Washington got two goals and an assist from Juan Palleta as the Whips dominated play throughout. The victory moved Washington to within four points of Atlantic Division leader Atlanta.
DETROIT blew two chances to gain a victory over the Stars as first Bill Cassidy and John Kerr missed an open net in the second half.
Dietrich Albrecht got Cleveland's winning goal with less than eight minutes to play before a crowd of 16,205—the largest to watch a pro soccer match in Cleveland.
Enrique Mateos gave the Stokers a 1-0 halftime lead before Toninho tied it for Santos early in the second half. Pele had passed to Clovaldo, who fed Toninho for the score.
The game ended in a brief argument when Santos appeared to score the tying goal with 1:12 remaining to play. The linesman had called a Brazilian player offside nullifying the score.