THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY AUGUST 12

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

August 12

1962-Dukla Prague captures the ISL's American Challenge Cup with a 2-1 win over America of Brazil in front of 20,185 at Downing Stadium in New York.

1975-An NASL playoff record crowd of 31,523 at Civic Stadium sees the Portland Timbers defeat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 in a quarterfinal overtime victory as sub Tony Betts heads in the winner six minutes into overtime.

1979-Oscar Fabianni scores in a 2-1 Tampa Bay Rowdies loss to the Detroit Express, giving him 25 goals and 8 assists and 58 points for the season, enough to edge the New York Cosmos' Giorgio Chinaglia for the NASL scoring title.

1980-Calgary millionaire Nelson Skalbania reaches an agreement to purchase the Memphis Rogues.

1981-Mike Stojanovic of the San Diego Sockers scores in his tenth straight game tying a league record with a penalty kick against the Los Angeles Aztecs.

1981-The Toronto Blizzard end a nine-game losing streak with a 4-3 overtime win over the Montreal Manic. Alex Cropley scores two goals with the game winner coming from Jomo Sono.

1983-Polish international Kaz Deyna scores four goals and adds five assists to lead the San Diego Sockers to a 9-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Jack Murphy Stadium.

2001-Carolina Courage midfielder Staci Burt scores the fastest goal in WUSA history, 59 seconds into a 2-2 tie with the San Diego Spirit. The Spirit's Shannon MacMillan scores two goals and sets a league record with 12 shots.

2006-Playing their first game for new Head Coach Bruce Arena, the New York Red Bulls fall 4-1 to Ronaldinho and Barcelona at Giants Stadium.

2006- For the first time in the history of the team, the Kansas City Wizards defeat a team for a fourth time in the regular season thanks to their 4-0 victory over the Columbus Crew at Arrowhead Stadium.

2007-Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach each finish with a brace as the U.S. Women batter New Zealand 6-1 at Soldier Field.

2007- Taylor Twellman scores the only goal for the New England Revolution in a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy that could have been much more lopsided were it not for a flurry of near misses and the play of goalkeeper Joe Cannon, who had five saves.

2008-A resounding 4-0 Group G victory over New Zealand in Shenyang, China, sends the U.S. Women through to an Olympic quarterfinal match against CONCACAF rivals Canada.

2008-Luciano Emilio scores twice as DC United knocks the New England Revolution out of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a 3-1 semifinal win at RFK Stadium.

2008-The Charleston Battery qualify for the U.S. Open Cup final by edging the Seattle Sounders 4-3 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw at Blackbaud Stadium.

2009-The U.S. MNT remains winless at Azteca Stadium after dropping a CONCACAF World Cup qualifier 2-1 to Mexico at Estadio Azteca. The match was tied 2-2 until Miguel Sabah buried the heartbreaker for El Tri in the 82nd minute.

2011-The Philadelphia Union sign former U.S. wunderkind Freddy Adu on a free transfer from Benfica of Portugal.

2014-Two first-half goals by Lindsey Horan and one in the second half from Rose Lavelle lead the United States to a 3-0 victory over China and into the quarterfinal round of the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup.

2014-Amobi Okugo scores in regulation time and goalkeeper Zac MacMath stops two tiebreaker penalty kicks to propel the Philadelphia Union into the US Open Cup Final over FC Dallas 1-1 (4-3 pks) at Toyota Stadium.

2015-The Philadelphia Union advance to the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the second straight year, defeating the Chicago Fire 1-0 at PPL Park on a goal by Sebastien Le Toux.

2015-Sporting Kansas City advances to the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final with a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Real Salt Lake in front of 16, 117 at Sporting Park.

2015-Two first half goals within one minute lead the Jacksonville Armada FC to a 3-0 win over the Carolina RailHawks in front of 5,652 fans at Community First Park in Jacksonville.

2015-Seattle Reign FC becomes the first to clinch a berth in the NWSL playoffs, with a 2-1 win over the Houston Dash at Memorial Stadium.

2016-For the first time in six Olympic appearances, the three-time defending Olympic champion United States women fail to reach the semifinals, falling to Sweden on penalty kicks, 4-3, in the Olympic women's soccer quarterfinals at Mane Garrincha Stadium.

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