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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1971-The United States plays El Salvador to a 1-1 draw in a World Cup qualifying game in San Salvador.
1972-The U.S. Olympic team, behind goals by John Carenza and Archie Robosstoff, defeat the American Soccer League's Delaware Wings 2-1.
1975-A club record crowd of 22,710 sees second half goals by Stewart Scullion, Derek Smethurst and John Boyle as the Tampa Bay Rowdies defeat the Miami Toros 3-0 in a semifinal game at Tampa Stadium.
1978-The New York Cosmos defeat the Minnesota Kicks 4-0 to even their home-and-home playoff series 1-1, play to a scoreless tie in the ensuing 30-minute minigame, then prevail in a shootout. After the first four Cosmos shooters miss, Carlos Alberto coolly lifts a ball over Kicks goalkeeper Tino Lettieri to tie the shootout. Cosmos goalkeeper Jack Brand thwarts the Kicks with five straight saves, leaving it for Franz Beckenbauer to provide the dramatic game-winner.
1980-20-year-old Seattle Sounders forward Mark Peterson registers a hat trick in a 3-1 win over the Chicago Sting at Wrigley Field. The win is the Sounders 25th of the year, a new league record, and 11th on the road, tying a league record.
1980-Ray Hudson's goal in the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3-0 OT win over the Los Angeles Aztecs at the Rose Bowl gives him 100 career points.
1981-Vancouver Whitecaps Peter Beardsley and the Edmonton Drillers Edi Kirschner both register hat tricks in a 5-4 Vancouver win at Commonwealth Stadium.
1997-Bernie Lilavois registers three goals in regulation, but the Anaheim Splash need a shootout to down the Dallas Sidekicks 6-2 in front of 12,491 at Reunion Arena.
1998-Stern John becomes the first player in MLS history to register three hat tricks in one season, scoring all three of his goals in a 10 minute span in a 5-3 Columbus Crew win over the Kansas City Wizards.
2004-The LA Galaxy fire head coach Sigi Schmid.
2006-Bruce Arena returns to the MLS coaching ranks as the New York Red Bulls play to a scoreless draw against his former team , DC United.
2007- Jovan Kirovski scores two goals to help the Colorado Rapids to a 3-0 win over the New England Revolution at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
2008- MLS assist leader Guillermo Barros Schelotto sets up two goals in a three-minute span of the second half to lead the Columbus Crew to a 2-1 comeback victory over FC Dallas in front of 17,647 at Columbus Crew Stadium. The Crew leapfrog both Chicago and New England into first place in the MLS East.
2009- Chris Rolfe and Mike Banner score to lead the Chicago Fire to a 2-0 win over the Kansas City Wizards at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.
2011- Adam Cristman put the game away early, and Landon Donovan added a crucial second goal as the LA Galaxy opened CONCACAF Champions League Group A play with a 2-0 win over Motagua of Honduras at The Home Depot Center.
2014- A stoppage time penalty kick by second half substitute Neil Hlavaty gives FC Edmonton a 3-2 win over the Carolina RailHawks at WakeMed Soccer Park.
2014- The Washington Spirit clinch a spot in the National Women's Soccer League playoffs despite a 1-0 loss to Sky Blue FC at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
2014- Real Salt Lake moves into a tie for the top spot in the race for the MLS Supporters’ Shield with a 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC at Rio Tinto Stadium.
2016- Christen Press scores three goals and assists on another, and Heather O'Reilly scores twice, as the U.S. Women's National Team routs Costa Rica in front of a crowd of 44,028 at Heinz Field.
2016- Tomi Ameobi and Lance Laing both score their seventh goals of the season and Dustin Corea scores his first, leading FC Edmonton to a 3-0 win over the Carolina RailHawks at Clarke Field.
2016- Seattle Sounders FC snap their five-game losing streak in a big way, routing Orlando City SC 4-0 at CenturyLink Field.
2016- Crystal Dunn scores a late goal to give the Washington Spirit a 2-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars at Benedictine University Sports Stadium.
2016-Omer Damari scores off Sacha Kljestan's corner kick to lift the New York Red Bulls into a 1-1 draw with Alianza FC in a CONCACAF Champions League Group F match.