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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1928-Brecia (Italy) defeats the Philadelphia All-Stars 8-3 at Municipal Stadium.
1963-Dukla Prague wins their third consecutive ISL Challenge Cup, playing West Ham United to a 1-1 draw in the second game of the total goal series in front of 15,231 at Randall's Island.
1965-Polonia Bytom holds Dukla Prague to a 1-1 tie at Downing Stadium to win the International Soccer League's American Challenge Cup by a 3-1 aggregate.
1981-Before the MISL team ever plays a game, Kansas City Comets head coach Peter Deurden resigns, citing personal reasons.
1981-Oscar Sanchez scores two goals to lead Comunicaciones of Guatemala to a 3-1 win over the National Team of El Salvador in front of 23,626 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
1981-Alan Green scores 33 seconds into overtime to give the Jacksonville Tea Men their first win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in four years, 2-1 at the Gator Bowl.
1982-The New York Cosmos' 14-game home winning streak is snapped with their worst loss ever at Giants Stadium, 4-1 to the Toronto Blizzard.
1982-Kaz Deyna scores twice in the final nine minutes to give the San Diego Sockers a 4-03 win over the Tulsa Roughnecks at Skelley Stadium.
1982-Major Indoor Soccer League Commissioner Earl Foreman says there will be no merger between his league and the North American Soccer League, at least for the coming season.
1996-Nebo Bandovic has five goals, including the overtime game winner in the Houston Hotshots 9-8 win over the Detroit Neon.
2001-The New York Power clinches the fourth and final WUSA playoff spot.
2004-Shannon Boxx and Abby Wambach score in the first half and Mia Hamm added a late second half goal as the U.S. Women open the Olympic games with a 3-0 win over hosts Greece in Heraklion.
2007-FC Dallas rallies twice to tie the score, loses playmaker Marcelo Saragosa to a late red card and still manages to snatch a 3-2 win from the Columbus Crew before 14,818 at Pizza Hut Park.
2008-The LA Galaxy fire President and General Manager Alexi Lalas, and Head Coach Ruud Gullit resigns for personal reasons.
2010-The Philadelphia Union get an early goal from Danny Mwanga, , but Fabian Espindola equalizes for Real Salt Lake nine minutes later as the teams play to a 1-1 tie in front of 16,128 at PPL Park.
2010-The Philadelphia Independence strengthen their hold on second place in the WPS with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars at Toyota Park on goals by Amy Rodriguez and Lianne Sanderson.
2012-Mexico makes history by becoming the first CONCACAF team to win an Olympic gold medal, defeating favorites Brazil, 2-1, before a near capacity crowd at Wembley Stadium. Oribe Peralta scores both goals for El Tri.
2012-Real Madrid blanks travel-weary Celtic 2-0 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
2013-Striker Corey Hertzog strikes 15 minutes into his FC Edmonton debut to earn a 1-0 home victory over the San Antonio Scorpions at Clarke Stadium.
2013-Landon Donovan registers his fourth career MLS hat trick, but Blas Perez’s second goal of the night in the 86th minute lifts FC Dallas into a 3-3 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy in a crucial Western Conference matchup with playoff implications at FC Dallas Stadium.