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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1961-Shamrock Rovers defeat Israel's Petah Tikva 3-1 in front of 9,000 fans at Public School's Stadium in St. Louis.
1975-The San Antonio Thunder win a club-record third straight, beating the Philadelphia Atoms 3-2 at Veterans Stadium.
1976-Paul Child, Ilija Mitic and Mark Liveric each score two goals as a crowd of 17,560 in San Jose for the Earthquakes' 6-1 win over the St. Louis Stars puts the NASL over the 1,695,651 total attendance mark set in the 1975 season.
1979-The Seattle Sounders end the New York Cosmos' 15-game home winning streak with a 2-1 shootout victory.
1981-Teofilo Cubillas scores four goals in the Fort Lauderdale Strikers' 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Aztecs at Lockhart Stadium.
1981-The Seattle Sounders defeat Southampton 3-1 in a Trans Atlantic Challenge Cup game at the Kingdome.
1984-The United States Soccer Federation and North American Soccer League announce an agreement under which the league's teams will release players to compete in the upcoming Summer Olympics, the first time professional players will be used in the games.
1984-After coming out of retirement and making an unexpected start, Rochester Flash (USL) coach Joe Horvath scores the equalizer in his team's 3-2 shootout loss to the Charlotte Gold.
1993--Curtis McAlister makes 34 saves as Monterrey La Raza loses to the Dallas Sidekicks 19-8
2001-The Boston Breakers are named host of the inaugural WUSA Championship game, to be played at Foxboro Stadium on August 25.
2007- D.C. United becomes the third Major League Soccer team to get bounced out of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, following the LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo, by losing to 1-0 to the Harrisburg City Islanders at Hempfield High School W.
2009-New England Revolution defender Jay Heaps becomes one of the oldest American players to earn a cap with the U.S. National Team, making his debut weeks shy of his 33rd birthday in a 2-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup draw with Haiti at Gillette Stadium.
2009-Two MLS goalkeepers, Matt Reis of the New England Revolution and Will Hesmer of the Columbus Crew, make 11 saves in a scoreless draw, New England against the Kansas City Wizards and Columbus against the Chicago Fire.
2012-The Seattle Sounders advance to their fourth straight Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final, after routing Chivas USA 4-1 at the Starfire Sports Complex.
2013--Raul Jiminez scores his first international goal and Marco Fabian tucks away a second half penalty kick to give Mexico a 2-0 win over Canada in a Group A CONCACAF Gold Cup game at CenturyLink Field.
2015-Making her Sky Blue FC debut, Sam Kerr scores the only goal in a 1-0 win over the Portland Thorns FC that breaks the team's 10-game winless streak .
2015-With a 32nd-minute goal, Minnesota United's Christian Ramirez ends the Ottawa Fury's and goalkeeper Romuald Peiser's North American Soccer League record shutout streak at 648 minutes.