THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY APRIL 11

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
 

 
April 11, 
1925-The ASL's  Boston Wonder Workers defeat the Ben Millers of St. Louis 3-2 in the second match of what was dubbed the American Pro Soccer Championship.

1926-A crowd of 18,000 at Ebbets Field sees Archie Stark score three goals to lead Bethlehem Steel to a 7-2 win over the Ben Millers for the National Challenge Cup.

1970-Jim Leeker scores three goals to lead the St. Louis Stars to a 4-2 win over the Atlanta Chiefs in front of 5,307 at Tara Stadium in suburban Atlanta.

1975-The ASL's Gary Tigers announce they are moving to Chicago, will be known as the Cats and will play at Hanson Stadium.

1976-Pelé scores the only goal as the New York Cosmos defeat the George Best-led Los Angeles Aztecs 1-0 in an exhibition played in front of 29,232 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

1978-A crowd of 38,016 sets a California attendance record as Peru defeats Mexico 1-0 in a friendly at the LA Coliseum.

1983-England's 1966 World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore is named an assistant coach of the Carolina Lightnin' of the American Soccer League.

1986-The Pittsburgh Spirit announces it has ceased operations after seven MISL seasons.

1988-The MISL Players Union offers to reduce the salary cap to $900,000.

1992-The Baltimore Blast score a 7-6 win over the San Diego Sockers as the San Diego Sports Arena, evening their MISL semifinal series at one game apiece.

1997-Branko Segota scores the cycle to lead the Baltimore Blast over the host Cleveland Crunch 19-14.

2001-Making his first start, 16-year-old Santino Quaranta draws a penalty kick and assists on a goal in D.C. United's 2-1 win over Jamaica's Arnet Gardens in the CONCACAF Giants Cup quarterfinal at RFK Stadium.

2006- Two members of the U.S. Men's National Team reach milestones in  a 1-1 World Cup tuneup draw with Jamaica at SAS Stadium. Veteran goalkeeper Tony Meola collects his 100th cap, and Landon Donovan becomes the MNTs all-time assists leader with the setup on Ben Olsen's game-tying goal in the 25th minute.

2009- Javier Morales' 80th minute goal lifts Real Salt Lake to a 2-1 victory over D.C. United at Rio Tinto Stadium.

2009- Kelly Smith notches a goal and assists on Kristine Lilly's goal to lead the Boston Breakers past Saint Louis Athletica 2-0 on a rainy evening at Harvard Stadium.

2010- Eniola Aluko scores both goals as Saint Louis Athletica blanks FC Gold Pride 2-0 at St. Louis Soccer Park.

2015- Spanish great Raul scores his 288th regular-season goal as a professional, and his first in the NASL, to give the New York Cosmos a 1-1 tie against Indy Eleven before 10,524 at Michael Carroll Stadium.

 

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