THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY APRIL 8

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
 


 
April 8,
1923-Bart McGhee scores three goals to lead the New York Field Club to a 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Field Club in an American Soccer League game.

1972-A Philadelphia All-Star Team defeats the U.S. Olympic Team 1-0 at Temple University Stadium.

1977-Playing its first regular season game, Team Hawaii defeats the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in a shootout in front of 5,312 at Aloha Stadium.

1978-Derek Trevis scores with 15 seconds left in the second overtime as the Philadelphia Fury spoil the hometown debut of the Memphis Rogues with a 3-2 win at the Liberty Bowl.

1982-The Major Indoor Soccer League's New Jersey Rockets file for bankruptcy protection.

1983-Jeff Durgan and Chico Borja score to lead the United States to a 2- win over Haiti in Port-Au-Prince.

1984-The Tampa Bay Rowdies fall to Hull City 3-0 in the first game of the Anglo-American Cup at Booth Three Park.

1984-Hugo Perez scores three goals and Ade Coker adds two more to lead the San Diego Sockers to a 1-0 win and a 2-0 NASL indoor championship series over the New York Cosmos.

1988-Jorge Acosta scores the game winner as the New Jersey Eagles defeat the Miami Sharks in the American Soccer League's inaugural game. Miami's Horacio Ponce scores the first goal in league history, but Paul Duffy ties it for the Eagles.

1990-Eric Wynalda scores two goals as the United States defeats Iceland 4-1 at St. Louis Soccer Park.

1992-Thompson Usiyan scores two fourth-quarter goals, including the game-winner, to give the San Diego Sockers a 5-4 win over the Baltimore Blast in the first game of the MISL semifinal series at San Diego Arena.

1999-Stern John scores in the second half and in the shootout, as the Columbus Crew defeat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 in front of 4,825 at the Rose Bowl.

2005- Former NASL defender-midfielder Greg Ryan is named the coach and technical director of the U.S. Women's National Team.

2007- Goalkeeper Joe Cannon makes four saves while facing 11 Houston Dynamo shots as the Los Angeles Galaxy hold on for 0-0 draw at in front of 16,404 at Robertson Stadium

2011- David Ferreira scores two goals as FC Dallas hands the defending champion Colorado Rapids their first loss of the season, 3-0 in front of 12,261 at Pizza Hut Park.

2015- Kei Kamara scores both Columbus Crew SC goals but Vancouver Whitecaps FC rallies twice on goals by Octavio Rivero and Darren Mattocks to finish in a 2-2 tie at BC Place.

2016- C.J. Sapong and Tranquillo Barnetta each score one goal as the Philadelphia Union defeat Orlando City SC, 2-1, before a crowd of 15,011 at Talen Energy Stadium.

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