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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1947-Walter Vanetti and Mike Steiner score to give the Detroit Pioneers a 2-0 win over the Chicago Vikings in a North American Soccer League game at Winnemac Park Stadium.
1967-The National Professional Soccer League's Boston team announces it will be called the Beacons and that it will open offices adjacent to Fenway Park.
1968-Julia Alas and Dieter Pereau score to give the New York Generals a 2-1 win over the Dallas Tornado in the opening game of the North American Soccer League.
1969-A California All-Star team defeats the U.S. National Team 2-1 at Rancho Cienega Stadium.
1976-A District court in Cleveland issues an order barring the United States Soccer Federation from collecting $25,000 per team in fees from the American Soccer League, which had filed an antitrust suit.
1979-Hubert Smeets scores a late goal to give the Los Angeles Aztecs a 1-0 win over the Memphis Rogues in front of 8,600 at the Liberty Bowl.
1982-Steve Zungul scores three goals, including the overtime winner to lead the New York Arrows to a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Stallions.
1984-The North American Soccer League says it will fold if its players' union does not agree to its demands to cut player salaries.
1988-UNAM of Mexico defeats the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 6-2 in a Marlboro Cup game in San Antonio, while Guadalajara defeats Alianza Peru 1-0.
1988-The Major Indoor Soccer League says it will cease operations April 17 if the players' union does not agree to a 33% salary cap cut.
1992-McDonald's announces it will become a sponsor of the 1994 World Cup, the company's first global sports sponsorship.
2003-The Milwaukee Wave earns its fourth consecutive trip to the NPSL finals with a 20-18 win over the Kansas City Comets.
2008- Kenny Cooper scores two goals, his first multigoal game in MLS, to help FC Dallas to a 3-3 draw with the Houston Dynamo at Robertson Stadium.
2008- Natasha Kai scores two goals and Abby Wambach adds one in a 3-1 victory over Mexico in a CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualifying tournament at the Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez. The victory gives the U.S. first place in Group A at the and a semifinal match against Group B runner-up Costa Rica for a berth in the Beijing Olympics.
2011- Despite having a two-man advantage for much of the second half, the New England Revolution need a stoppage-time header by Ilija Stolica to salvage a 1-1 draw with the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps FC at packed Empire Stadium.
2013- Ryan Johnson scores both goals as the Portland Timbers notch their first win under new head coach Caleb Porter, 2-0 over the Houston Dynamo at rain-soaked Jeld-Wen Field.
2014- Robbie Keane and Stefan Ishikazi each have a goal and an assist, and Landon Donovan adds two assists as the LA Galaxy shut out Chivas USA 3-0 in the SuperClasico at the StubHub Center.