THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY APRIL 27

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY 

April 27,
1913-After playing to a pair of draws, the Paterson True Blues capture the American Cup by defeating Tacony of Philadelphia 2-1 in front of 5,000 at Morris Park in Newark, NJ.

1947-Billy Gonsalves scores two goals, as Brooklyn Hispano defeat New York Sport Club 3-1 in a first round National Challenge Cup game played at Hawthorne Field.

1968-Ernie Winchester scores two goals in the Kansas City Spurs' 4-0 win over the St. Louis Stars at Municipal Stadium.

1974-Hours after signing a new three-year contract, Kyle Rote scores the Dallas Tornado's opening goal, and Ilija Mitic adds the winner in a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Stars in front of the second largest crowd in club history, 23,904 at Texas Stadium.

1979-After receiving more than 5,000 entries in a name-the-team contest, Stallions is selected as the name for the MISL's Buffalo expansion team.

1980-Dwight Lodeweges scores two goals to lead the Edmonton Drillers to a 4-2 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in front of 14,783 at Commonwealth Stadium.

1996-An NPSL-record playoff crowd of 12,509 see the host Cleveland Crunch overcome a 12-3 deficit and score the game's final 13 points to defeat the Kansas City Attack 16-12 and claim the NPSL championship four games to two. 

2008- Landon Donovan scores three goals and assists on two others in a heated 5-2 Los Angeles Galaxy win over  Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center.

2013- Heather O'Reilly scores a pair of goals as the Boston Breakers come back from an early deficit to defeat the Western New York Flash 2-1 at Sahlen's Stadium

2013- Tim Cahill scores both goals as the New York Red Bulls edge Toronto FC 2-1 at BMO Field.

2014- Kim Little scores two first half goals to lead the Seattle Reign to a 2-0 win over the Houston Dash at Memorial Stadium.

2014- Lianne Sanderson scores two goals and assists on the other, giving the Boston Breakers their first win of the season, 3-2 over Sky Blue FC at Harvard Stadium.

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