THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY AUGUST 5

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

August 5

1928-Rudy Hicholsberger, captain of New York Hakoah, scores both goals as a New York State selection defeats Brescia 2-1 at the Polo Grounds in the opening game of the Italian team's U.S. tour.

1962-Jose (Zezinko) Candido scores three minutes into the game to give America of Brazil a 1-0 win over Belenses of Portugal in the second game of their International Soccer League championship series at Downing Stadium, to capture the title.

1978--The Dallas Tornado's Jeff Bourne scores four goals, including a hat trick in under five minutes in a 5-2 win over the New York Cosmos at Ownby Stadium. The Cosmos Giorgio Chinaglia scores two goals to give him 34 on the season, along with 79 points, both NASL records.

1979--Mike  Flanagan, the 1978 North American Soccer League MVP while on loan to the New England Tea Men, is transferred by Charlton Athletic to Crystal Palace for $1.44 million. Both the Tea Men and Tampa Bay Rowdies, as well as Manchester United, were outbid for the striker's services.

1979-Playing in place of the injured Giorgio Chinaglia, Mark Liveric scores three goals to lead the new York Cosmos to s 4-2 win over the Rochester Lancers at Giants Stadium.

1983-Dan Canter scores three goals as Team America defeats the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 4-2 at Lockhart Stadium, snapping an eight-game losing streak.

1988-Guatemala edges El Salvador 2-1 and Universidad de Guadalajara beats the Ireland Olympic Team 1-0 in a Marlboro Cup doubleheader in front of 18,791 at the LA Coliseum.

1990-Phillip Gyau scores both goals, including the game winner in the 84th minute, as the Maryland Bays clinch first place in the American Soccer League's Northern Division with s 3-2 win over the Albany Capitals.

1990-Los Angeles lawyer Alan I. Rothenberg is elected president of the United States Soccer Federation, easily beating incumbent Werner Fricker.

1996-Ken Snow scores four goals, including the game winner as the Detroit Neon beat the Portland Pride 6-3.

2001-The San Jose Cyber Rays become the first WUSA team to clinch home field advantage for the playoffs, with a 1-0 win over the New York Power.

2006-Dwayne De Rosario scores the game-winner as the MLS All-Stars' defeat Chelsea FC 1-0, giving the All-Stars a perfect 3-0 record against foreign opponents.

2007-Luciano Emilio scores twice to lead D.C. United (8-6-3) to a 3-0 win over the New England Revolution (9-4-6) at Gillette Stadium. It is the Revs’ worst loss ever on their home turf, and leaves Emilio with 12 goals for the season.

2009-Christie Welsh scores her first two goals of the season as Saint Louis Athletica defeat the Chicago Red Stars 2-0 before 3,437 at Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park.

2010-Steven Lenhart scores twice as the Columbus Crew (11-4-4) nip the Philadelphia Union (4-9-3) 2-1 at PPL Park.

2011-Retiring standout midfielder Paul Scholes celebrates his testimonial match with a goal as Manchester United rolls to an emphatic 6-0 victory over the New York Cosmos at a sold-out Old Trafford.

2012-Despite a less-than-dominating performance, Real Madrid defeats Santos Laguna 2-1 in a World Football Challenge match at Sam Boyd Stadium.

2012- Seattle Sounders FC extend their unbeaten streak to six games, dismantling the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-0 in front of 60,908 at Century Link Field.

2014-Marco De Vaio scores in the 21st minute, and the man-down Montreal Impact go on to defeat CD FAS 1-0 in a CONCACAF Champions League group match at Stade Saputo.

2014-Lena Petermann and Theresa Panfil score second-half goals as Germany defeats the United States  2-0 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB to take the early lead in Group B of the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup.

2015-Sebastian Giovinco soars to the top of the MLS scoring table with a hat trick in Toronto FC's 4-1 win over Orlando City SC at BMO Field.

2015-Pedro Mendes scores both goals as the Atlanta Silverbacks defeat the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2-1 at Silverbacks Park.

2015-The Portland Thorns get two goals from McCall Zerboni and one from Mana Shim early in the second half to take a 5-2 win over the Boston Breakers at Providence Park.

2016-New York City FC remains on top of the MLS East with a scoreless draw against the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium.

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