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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1921-Plans are announced by the United States Football Association to form a professional league, with teams in Philadelphia, New York, Brooklyn, Harrison (NJ), Jersey City, Fall River and Pawtucket joining Bethlehem Steel in the new loop.
1921-Robins Drydock defeats Trie A.A. of Kearney 4-1 in the fourth replay of their American Cup semi-final match.
1967-Kutis defeats the U.S. Olympic team 2-1 at Magdalen Field in St. Louis.
1973-The NASL's Atlanta Apollos announce they will play their home games at Georgia Tech's Grant Field.
1975-The Rochester Lancers fall 1-0 to Caserta in the first game of their six game Italian tour.
1976-A North American record 58,128 see Pelé score two goals as the New York Cosmos defeat the Seattle Sounders 3-1 in an exhibition at the Kingdome.
1977-Victor Arbelaez scores the only goal as the Las Vegas Quicksilvers defeat the New York Cosmos 1-0 in the NASL season opener.
1978-Giorgio Chinaglia scores in the 80th minute, giving the New York Cosmos a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Aztecs in front of 23,681 at the Rose Bowl.
1984-The Golden Bay Earthquakes' Steve Zungul is the top vote-getter for the NASL's indoor all-star team.
1988-Doug Davies gives the Washington Diplomats a 1-0 ASL win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies in front of 8,762 at Tampa Stadium.
2008- Natasha Kai scores two goals and set up a third as the United States women qualify for their fourth consecutive Olympics with a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica.
2011-Steve Zakuani scores the game winner and goalkeeper Kasey Keller comes up with four big saves as Seattle Sounders FC earn their first win of the season, 2-1 over the Chicago Fire in front of 36,223 at Qwest Field.
2011- Jordan Angeli records the first goal of the WPS season as the Boston Breakers easily roll over the Atlanta Beat 4-1 at KSU Stadium. 2013-Christen Press scores two goals and Tobin Heath adds another as the United States Women's National Team dominates the Netherlands 3-1 in a game played in The Hague.
2016-Fabian Espindola and Alvaro Saborio each score twice as DC United snaps a five-game winless streak with a 4-0 rout of Vancouver Whitecaps FC at blustery RFK Stadium.
2016- Austin da Luz scores his second goal of the game late in extra time to give the Carolina RailHawks a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Rayo OKC in front of 5,851 fans at Miller Stadium.