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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1919-Bethlehem Steel F.C. becomes the first American club to go overseas, opening a 14-game tour of Sweden and Denmark with a 2-2 draw against A.I.K. in Stockholm.
1968-Henri Klein scores two goals as the Vancouver Royals defeat the Los Angeles Wolves 4-1 in front of 10,856 at Empire Stadium.
1976-Giorgio Chinaglia scores five goals and assisted on two others, giving him 12 points, both league recors as the New York Cosmos beat the Miami Toros 8-2 at Yankee Stadium. Pelé scores two goals, including the most spectacular of his Cosmos career, a bicycle kick.
1977-A rain-dampened crowd of 57,828 got their money’s worth at Giants Stadium. Pelé scores two goals and Steve Hunt collects three assists as the New York Cosmos boot the Tampa Bay Rowdies out of the NASL playoffs by a 3-0 score.
1980-The National Team of Ecuador defeats the American Soccer League's New York United 1-0 in front of 11,342 at Shea Stadium.
1984-Gordon Jago becomes the first coach of the Major Indoor Soccer League's Dallas Sidekicks.
1991-Michelle Akers scores all three goals as the United States defeats China 3-0 in an exhibition in Beijing.
1995-Thompson Usiyan scores four goals and has five assists for nine points in the San Jose Grizzlies 12-7 win over the Arizona Sandsharks.
2000-Jim Gabarra is appointed as the first head coach in WUSA history, as coach of the Washington D.C. team.
2005-After surrendering two goals in the first six minutes, the Kansas City Wizards rally to defeat the Chicago Fire 3-2 on Josh Wolff's second goal of the game, in the 67th minute at Soldier Field.
2006- Barcelona rallies from a three-goal deficit in the final five minutes to register a 4-4 draw with Club America (Mexico) in an international club friendly at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
2008- Only seconds away from pulling off the upset of the men's Olympic soccer tournament and qualifying for the quarterfinals, the United States has victory snatched away on a free kick by Gerald Sibon three minutes into stoppage time and settles for a disappointing 2-2 draw with the favored Netherlands.
2008-Juan Pablo Angel leads the way with two goals as the New York Red Bulls rally to a 4-1 win over DC United at Giants Stadium.
2010-Brazil defeats the U.S. National Team 2-0 at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
2011- Major League Soccer announces a new three-year deal starting in 2012 with the NBC Sports Group replacing a package MLS has with Fox Soccer Channel.
2011-Robbie Rogers connects for the equalizing goal in the 73rd minute to boost the United States into a 1-1 draw with Mexico in an international friendly. A crowd of 30,138 was on hand for the debut of new National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann at Lincoln Financial Field.
2011- Marta scores both goals, leading the Western New York Flash to a 2-1 win over magicJack in front of 4, 011 at the Florida Atlantic University Soccer Complex.
2012-Jan Gunnar Solli's stoppage-time tally caps a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo that lifts the New York Red Bulls into first place in the MLS East.
2013- Second-half goals by Max Griffin and Pablo Campos lead Minnesota United FC to a 3-1 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in front of 3,295 fans at Lockhart Stadium.
2013- Goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc makes a season-high 10 saves, including five in each half, as Portland Thorns FC battles to a scoreless draw with the Western New York Flash before 7,606 fans at Sahlen's Stadium.
2013- Federico Higuain scores in the 62nd and 76th minutes to give the Columbus Crew their first win over the New York Red Bulls since 2010, 2-0 at Crew Stadium.
2013- Camilo Sanvezzo moves into a tie for the MLS scoring lead and Nigel Reo-Coker has two assists as Vancouver Whitecaps FC shuts out the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 at BC Place.
2014- The Vancouver Whitecaps snap Sporting Kansas City’s eight-game unbeaten run and five-game road winning streak with a 2-0 win at BC Place.
2016- Defender Matt Hedges (116th minute) and substitute Victor Ulloa (121st) head in Mauro Diaz corners as FC Dallas take a 2-1 extra time win over the Los Angeles Galaxy in the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup at the StubHub Center.
2016-The New England Revolution get goals from Kei Kamara, Je-Vaughn Watson and Teal Bunbury to propel them past the Chicago Fire and into the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final by a score of 3-1 at Gillette Stadium.