THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY APRIL 2

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
 


April 2, 
1923-Paterson Football Club is awarded the National Challenge Cup championship when Scullin Steel is unable to play a deciding game due being unable to field a team due to injuries and baseball commitments.

1967-The United Soccer Association's Toronto and Vancouver clubs reach an agreement with the Canadian Soccer Football Association which grants them 100-mile territorial rights for 25 years in exchange for an annual payment of $25,000.

1973-The American Soccer League's Cincinnati Comets reach an agreement to play at Nippert Stadium.

1975-Italy defeats the United States 10-0 in a friendly at Rome's Olympic Stadium.

1977-The Vancouver Whitecaps purchase goalkeeper Arnie Mausser from the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

1977-Giorgio Chinaglia scores four goals and Pelé adds two as the New York Cosmos christen their new home at Giants Stadium with a 9-0 exhibition win over Victory of Haiti in front of a disappointing crowd of 7,212.

1978-Giorgio Chinaglia and Steve Hunt each scores three goals as the New York Cosmos romp over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 7-0 in front of the largest crowd ever for an NASL opener, 44, 442 at Giants Stadium.

1982-Steve Zungul scores five goals to lead the New York Arrows to an 8-6 win over the Baltimore Blast.

1999-Doug Miller scores seven goals  to lead the Buffalo Blizzard to a 20-12 win over the Kansas City Attack at Kemper Arena.

2006-Lazo Alavanja scores 59 seconds into overtime to give the Chicago Storm a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Blast in front of 1,811 at UIC Pavilion, clinching a playoff berth for the Storm.

2009-Robbie Findley scores his first career hat trick and Real Salt Lake wins a home opener for the first time in their five-year history, routing the defending MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew 4-1.

2011-The U.S. Women's National Team surrenders two early goals to England on the way to their first loss in a friendly match since 2004, 2-1 at Brisbane Road.

2011-Camilo Sanvezzo scores in the second and third minutes of stoppage time as Vancouver Whitecaps FC mount an epic comeback, rallying from three goals down to tie Sporting Kansas City 3-3 at Empire Field.

2013-A 70th minute goal by Antonio Neto gives VSI Tampa Bay a 1-0 win over the LA Blues at Titan Stadium.

2016-Clint Dempsey scores in the 79th minute to give Seattle Sounders FC their first win of the season, 1-0 over the Montreal Impact at CenturyLink Field.

2016-A late penalty kick by Maicon Santos lifts the Fort Lauderdale Strikers to a 1-1 draw with new South Florida rival Miami FC at Lockhart Stadium.

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