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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1922-Washington D.C. is awarded a membership in a new six-team league that is to include Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, Norfolk and Richmond.
1926-George Bollam and Jim Dunn score in each half to give the Ben Millers of St. Louis a 2-0 win over the Canadian Club of Chicago, earning a spot in the National Challenge Cup final.
1967-Ilija Mitic scores the game winner as the California Clippers defeat the Philadelphia Spartans 3-2 in the first pro soccer game held in Sacramento.
1968-Jack Kent Cooke's California Sports, owners of the Los Angeles Wolves, is given preliminary approval to rent the Rose Bowl.
1976-George Best scores two goals as the LA Aztecs defeat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 in an exhibition game at the Rose Bowl.
1982-Charlie Fajkus scores in the shootout to give the Chicago Sting a 2-1 win over the New York Cosmos and a spot in the final of the four-team Spring Cup tournament at Vancouver's BC Place.
1982-Stan Terlecki registers a goal and five assists as the Pittsburgh Spirit roll past the Baltimore Blast 8-4.
1985-With only two teams, the Toronto Blizzard and Minnesota Strikers, the North American Soccer League announces it is cancelling the 1985 season and suspending operations.
1998-The St. Louis Ambush's Franklin McIntosh becomes the second player in NPSL history to net his 500th career assist in a 16-11 loss at Wichita.
1999-Veteran goalkeeper Warren Westcoat stops all nine shots he faces as the host Kansas City Attack shut out the Florida Thundercats 21-0.
2003-The Baltimore Blast advance to the MISL Eastern Conference Championship with a 6-2 win over the Cleveland Crunch.
2009-Goals from Jozy Altidore and Frankie Hejduk pull the U.S. back from a 2-0 deficit and into a draw with El Salvador in a World Cup qualifier in San Salvador.
2009-The LA Galaxy's David Beckham becomes England's most-capped field player when he comes on as a second half sub in a 4-0 win over Slovakia at Wembley Stadium.
2009- Kansas City Wizards goalkeeper Kevin Hartman breaks the all-time MLS saves record during the first half of a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids. Hartman ties Tony Meola's mark with his 1136th career stop in the 44th minute off a hard-hit shot from Rapids midfielder Nick LaBrocca. Two minutes later, Hartman becomes the all-time saves leader by covering a shot off the left foot of Omar Cummings. the record is Hartman's third - he already held the all-time marks for career wins (138) and shutouts (77).
2010- Amy Rodriguez, Shannon Boxx and Lauren Cheney all score to give the United States Women's National Team a 3-0 win over Mexico at Torero Stadium.
2011- David Downs, who served as executive director of the USA Bid Committee in the quest to host the 2022 World Cup, is named the first commissioner of the North American Soccer League.
2015- The New England Revolution end a season-opening three-game winless and scoreless streak with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes, riding a first-half Kelyn Rowe brace in the snow at Gillette Stadium.
2015- David Estrada sends a perfect square ball across the face of goal to an oncoming Rodrigo Lopez, who taps it into the net from about three yards out to clinch a 3-2 victory for Sacramento Republic FC over the LA Galaxy II.
2015- Javier Hernandez scores the only goal Mexico needed to defeat Ecuador 1-0 in front of a sellout crowd of 88,409 at the LA Coliseum.