Tornado At Aztecs

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St. Petersburg Times

Los Angeles, which won the NASL championship in its maiden season in 1974, hosts the Dallas Tornado tonight in the first match of their two-game second-round playoff series.

Steve David and George Best, both named to the league's starting all-star team, will lead the Aztecs against their long-time Southern Division rivals, headed by Kyle Rote and goalie Ken Cooper.

Dallas won the division title this season with an 18-8 record and 161 points and gained a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The Aztecs, who finished second with a 15-11 record and 147 points, beat third place San Jose 2-1 in overtime in the first round of the playoffs last week.