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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1972-VfB Stuttgart defeats Macabees of Tel-Aviv at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck (Detroit).
1972--The Pittsburgh Cannons earn their first American Soccer League win, defeating the Detroit Mustangs 3-1.
1975-The Tampa Bay Rowdies clinch the NASL Eastern Division championship with a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Atoms. Derek Smethurst's blast 56 seconds into overtime is the winner, and also gives him the league record of scoring in seven consecutive games.
1984-Rick Davis scores two goals and Jean Willrich adds another as the United States opens its 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with a 3-0 win over Costa Rica at Stanford Stadium.
1992-Erik Imler and Steve Snow score as the U.S. draws with Poland 2-2 in an Olympic game played in Zaragoza, Spain.
1994-Branko Segota scores four goals in the Las Vegas Dustdevils 7-5 Continental Indoor Soccer League win over the Carolina Vipers.
2000-The East defeats the West in 9-4 in the MLS All Star Game at Columbus Crew Stadium.
2004-Celtic beats Manchester United 2-1 in the ChampionsWorld match at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Craig Beattie leads the way with his fourth goal in the last three games.
2006-D.C. United’s 14-game undefeated streak comes to an end as Jeff Cunningham converts a pair of penalty kicks in stoppage time to give Real Salt Lake a 2-1 win at Rice-Eccles Stadium. DC's Jamie Moreno scores his tenth goal of the season, and 104th in his MLS career, leaving him only two goals behind RSL’s Jason Kreis for the all-time MLS lead.
2007-The Chicago Fire give new Head Coach Juan Carlos Osorio his first MLS win and snap a five-game road losing streak with a 3-0 win over Toronto FC (5-9-4) before a sellout crowd of 20,322 at BMO Field.
2008-Second half goals by Bobby Boswell and Corey Ashe propel the Houston Dynamo to a 2-0 win over Pachuca in the SuperLiga semifinal at Robertson Stadium.
2009-Goalkeeper Tim Howard made six saves in regulation and three more in the penalty kick tiebreaker as Everton slipped past the MLS All-Stars 1-1 (4-3). Luis Saha (Everton) and Brad Davis (MLS/Houston) scored in regulation.
2011-Jurgen Klinsmann is named U.S. National Team Head Coach, replacing the fired Bob Bradley.
2012-Goalie Hugo Lloris saves two penalty kicks and striker Jimmy Briand slots home the coup de grace as Olympique Lyonnaise outlasts Montpellier Herault to win the Trophée des Champions, the French Super Cup, at Red Bull Arena. The score was 4-2 in penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie in regulation.
2014-Manchester United converts five straight penalty kicks to take a 5-4 tiebreaker win over Inter Milan at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. In the day's other Guinness International Champions Cup match, Francesco Totti scores the only goal Roma needs to edge 2014 Champions League winners Real Madrid 1-0 in front of some 65,000 fans at the Cotton Bowl.
2015- Two of Major League Soccer's newest stars, Orlando City's Kaka and New York City's David Villa, provide the goals in a low scoring all-star game, as MLS defeats Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
2016-The MLS All-Stars drop a 2-1 decision to Arsenal at Avaya Stadium. Didier Drogba pulls the All-Stars into a 1-1 tie in first-half stoppage time, but Chuba Akpom finds the net in the 87th minute to give the Gunners the win.