THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY AUGUST 2

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

August 2

1948-The United States Olympic Team is eliminated with a 9-0 loss to Italy in London.

1961-Stanley Matthews sets up Bob Harrison's goal, but the Detroit Kickers get goals from John Motzer and Guenther Hass to defeat the Matthews' All-Star squad 2-1 in front of 5,000 at Mack Stadium.

1964-Zaglebie of Poland wins the International Soccer League Championship with a 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen of Germany in the second game of their two-game playoff at Downing Stadium.

1969-Fons Stoffels scores four goals as the Kansas City Spurs blitz the Baltimore Bays 7-3 at Kirk Field in Baltimore.

1971-Pelé’s Santos plays to a 2-2 draw with Deportivo Cali at Yankee Stadium as part of a doubleheader with the New York Cosmos.   In the opener, the Cosmos beat Rochester, 3-2, with Willie Mfum scoring the fastest goal in club history, just 21 seconds into the game.

1975-The Tampa Bay Rowdies' Derek Smethurst extends his league record by scoring in an eighth consecutive game, a 3-1 loss to the Washington Diplomats.

1980-The Minnesota Kicks' Ricardo Alonso sets a club record with four goals in a 5-1 win over the Rochester Lancers at Metropolitan Stadium.

1997-Nebo Bandovic scores 5 goals in the Houston Hotshots 11-5 win over the Arizona Sandsharks.

1998-The MLS USA All-Stars defeat the MLS World All-Stars 6-1 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

2008-Jaime Moreno has a goal and an assist to lead DC United past the Kansas City Wizards 2-0 in front of 18,731 at RFK Stadium.

2008-The U.S. Men’s Olympic Team fall to Cameroon, 1-0, in their second and final game of the ING Cup in Hong Kong before heading to the Olympic Games in China.

2010-The New York Red Bulls announce they have signed Mexican National Team captain and former Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez.

2012-Real Madrid score two minutes into the game and never take their foot off the gas, rolling over the Los Angeles Galaxy 5-1 in a World Football Challenge match in front of a record crowd of 30,317 at the Home Depot Center.

2014-Will Bruin scores in the first minute of stoppage time to send D.C. United to its first league loss since June, 1-0 to the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.

2014-Seattle Reign FC extends its unbeaten streak to four games after a 1-1 draw with FC Kansas City at Durwood Stadium. Megan Rapinoe salvages the draw with a rebound header in the 68th minute.

2014-Two goals by Christian Ramirez helps Minnesota United FC extend its North American Soccer League unbeaten streak to eight games with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Fury at TCF Bank Stadium.

2014-Ashley Young's two goals lead Manchester United to a 3-1 victory over Real Madrid as the University of Michigan's "Big House" overflows with 109,318 fans, the largest crowd to ever see a soccer game in the United States.

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