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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1927-After sailing from New York on June 24, Viking A.C. open a 33-game tour of Sweden and Norway with a 3-2 loss to Goteborg.
1930-Bart McGhee, Bert Patenaude and Thomas Florie score as the United States beats Belgium in its first ever World Cup game in Montevideo, Uruguay.
1977-The New York Cosmos acquire former Brazil World Cup winning captain Carlos Alberto on loan from Flamengo.
1977-Ade Coker scores three goals, to lead the Minnesota Kicks to a 4-0 win over the Seattle Sounders in front of 34,971 at Metropolitan Stadium.
1994-Roberto Baggio scores twice as Italy beats Bulgaria 2-1 in a World Cup semifinal at Giants Stadium.
1994-Romario's 80th minute goal gives Brazil a 1-0 win over Sweden in front of 91,856 at the Rose Bowl, sending them to the World Cup final.
1999-Kevin Wilson tallies in the 95th minute as the A-League's Staten Island Vipers defeat the NY/NJ Metros Stars 3-2 in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup.
2003-MetroStars and U.S. National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard transfers to Manchester United for a reported $4 million.
2006-After 120 scoreless minutes of soccer, Chivas USA falls 4-2 in a penalty kick shootout to amateur club Roma in a U.S. Open Cup game.
2011-Late goals from Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan lead the United States to a 3-1 win over France at Borussia Park, sending them to their first Women’s World Cup final since 1999.
2011- Federico Macheda scores two goals, leading Manchester United to a 4-1 win over the New England Revolution in the first game of the World Football Challenge at Gillette Stadium.
2013- Chris Wondolowski comes off the bench in the second half to strike twice within a 19-minute span to spark the United States to a 4-1 Group C victory over Cuba in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
2013- Thierry Henry leads the way with a goal and two assists as the New York Red Bulls roll over the Montreal Impact 4-0 at Red Bull Arena.
2014- Late goals by Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa give Seattle Sounders FC a 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers in front of 64,207 fans at CenturyLink Field.
2014- Portland Thorns FC receive braces from midfielders Allie Long and Verónica Boquete while setting a National Women’s Soccer League record for most goals in a single game in a 7-1 victory against FC Kansas City before 9,672 fans at Providence Park.
2015- Michael Bradley’s 14th career international goal gives the U.S. Men’s National Team a hard-fought 1-1- draw against Panama in a CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A match at Sporting Park.