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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1936-With two players, George Nemchek and Bill Fiedler injured in a bruising game, the United States falls to Italy 1-0 in an Olympic match in Berlin.
1969-Josef Levicky scores in the 12th minute as Inter Bratislava of Czechoslovakia defeats CD Guadalajara 1-0 as an announced crowd of 11,859 watches at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.
1969-The Washington Darts extend their American Soccer League unbeaten streak to nine games (8-0-1), with a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals.
1978--The New York Cosmos announce they have signed Dutch superstar Johan Cruyff to play in a pair of postseason exhibition matches
1980-Vladislav Bogicevic registers two assists in the New York Cosmos' 4-1 over the Los Angeles Aztecs at Giants Stadium, tying him with Steve Wegerle for the all-time NASL career mark.
2006-U.S. National Team defender Eddie Pope announces his retirement from international soccer, concluding an 11-year international career that included nine World Cup matches and 82 overall appearances.
2011-Marco Fabian scores two spectacular goals to give CD Guadalajara a 4-1 win over FC Barcelona at Sun Life Stadium in front of 70,080, the largest crowd to ever see a soccer game in Florida.
2011-Controversial magicJack owner Dan Borislaw files suit in a Florida court seeking an injunction that would bar the league from exercising its right to terminate his franchise at the end of the season for breach of his contractual obligations.
2011-Sporting Kansas City earns a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake to move into third place in the Eastern Conference and extend the club’s unbeaten run to 14 matches, the longest in club history and tied for the third longest all-time in MLS.
2011-Goals from Christine Sinclair and Becky Edwards gave the Western New York Flash a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers at Sahlen's Stadium.
2012-The United States women reach the medal round of the London Olympics with a 2-0 win over New Zealand at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England.
2012-Gonzalo Higuaín and Ángel Di María each have a goal and an assist as Real Madrid rolls 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.
2012-Marco Fabian scores two spectacular goals to give CD Guadalajara a 4-1 win over FC Barcelona at Sun Life Stadium in front of 70,080, the largest crowd to ever see a soccer game in Florida.
2013-Valencia rolls over Inter Milan 4-0 in a loser's bracket match of the Guinness International Champions Cup at MetLife Stadium.
2013-The New York Cosmos kicked off their return from a 29-year hiatus in front of a crowd of 11,929 at James M. Shuart Stadium for a 2-1 win over the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers.
2013-For the second time in eight days, the New York Red Bulls knock off a first-place team, recording a 3-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City at sold-out Sporting Park to catapult themselves into first place in the MLS Eastern Conference.
2014-Abby Wambach scores two goals and second half sub Sonia Bermudez scores two minutes into stoppage time to give the Western New York Flash a 4-3 win over the Boston Breakers at Harvard Stadium.
2014-FC Edmonton end their 312 minute goal-less streak just nine minutes into a 3-1 win over the league-leading San Antonio Scorpions at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton.
2016-Danilo scores in the 79th minute to lift Real Madrid to a 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in an International Champions Cup match before a capacity crowd at MetLife Stadium.
2016-The New York Red Bulls open their CONCACAF Champions League campaign with a 3-0 Group F win over 10-man Antigua GFC at Red Bull Arena.
2016-Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan each score as the United States Women's National Team opens the 2016 Rio Olympics with a 2-0 win over New Zealand at Estadio Mineirão.
2016-Eamon Zayed registers a hat trick as the Indy Eleven set a club record for most goals scored in an NASL regular season game en route to a 5-2 win over the Jacksonville Armada FC in front of 8,017 fans at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium.