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The Albany Capitals joined the third incarnation of the American Soccer League in 1988. The team joined the American Professional Soccer League in 1990 when the ASL merged with the Western Soccer League. The club played in Albany, New York.

After the collapse of the NASL, the ASL took up the void. Several former NASL and International stars joined Albany including Chico Borja, Elvis Comrie and Hubert Birkenmeier (Cosmos), and England's World Cup star Paul Mariner (Ipswich, Arsenal).


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1988 N/A ASL 5th, Northern Did not qualify Did not enter
1989 N/A ASL 3rd, Northern Did not qualify Did not enter
1990 N/A APSL 2nd, ASL North ASL Semifinals Did not enter
1991 N/A APSL 2nd, American Final Did not enter
1988 7 13 26 35 21
1989 11 9 29 19 36
1990 14 6 35 22 42
1991 10 11 27 29 92

Ownership and staff

Former managers