THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY APRIL 7

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY 

April 7, 
1929-A record crowd of 21,583 at Dexter Park in Queens,  sees New York Hakoah defeat Madison Kennels of St. Louis 3-0 to capture the National Challenge Cup.

1946-Ray McFaul scores three second- half goals to lead the Baltimore Americans to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Nationals in an ASL Lewis Cup game.

1968-Janos Hanek scores two goals and sets up another to help the Vancouver Royals to a 4-1 win over the Toronto Falcons in their first NASL match.

1971-The American Soccer League adds the New York Greeks, Capitol Cavaliers and Syracuse Suns.

1974-The Los Angeles Aztecs make their debut with a 2-1 win over Monterrey in front of 12,349 at East L.A. College Stadium.

1976-Pelé scores three goals as the New York Cosmos defeat Honda of Japan 5-0 in front of 21,705 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

1984-Adrian Brooks scores three goals to lead the Baltimore Blast to a 6-4 come-from-behind win over the Buffalo Stallions at Memorial Auditorium.

1991-Michelle Akers scores three goals as the United States defeats the USSR 5-0 in Varna, Bulgaria.

1992-The American Professional Soccer League awards an expansion franchise to Los Angeles starting with the 1993 season.

2001-Wichita goalkeeper Chris Damico makes 22 saves on 26 shots in  the Wings' 17 win over the Toronto Thunderhawks to even the NPSL National Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.

2007- Sasha Kljestan scores his first career goal in the 89th minute as Chivas USA shuts out expansion Toronto FC 2-0 at the Home Depot Center.

2008- Seattle's new Major League Soccer club will be named Seattle Sounders FC.

2009- The Colorado Rapids defeat the Los Angeles Galaxy for the second time in four days, this time winning a shootout 4-2 following a scoreless Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play-in at The Home Depot Center.

2012- Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper each score twice as the New York Red Bulls manhandle the Columbus Crew 4-1  at Crew Stadium.

2012- Chris Wondolowski scores twice to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 3-1 comeback win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC in front of a sellout crowd of 10,525 at Buck Shaw Stadium.

2013- Maicon Santos scores twice in a six-minute span of the second half to lift the Chicago Fire to a crowd-pleasing 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls at Toyota Park.

 

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