THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY AUGUST 17

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

August 17

1972-Ken Cooper makes seven saves as the Dallas Tornado tie Dynamo Moscow 0-0 in front of 24,742 at Texas Stadium.

1975-For the second time in a week, the Portland Timbers set an NASL playoff attendance record, this time as 33,503 watch a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Stars.

1976-Pelé and Terry Garbett score as the New York Cosmos defeat the Washington Diplomats 2-0 in an NASL playoff game played in front of 22,698 at Shea Stadium.

1977-Giorgio Chinaglia ties the score with 6:43 left in regulation, and goalkeeper Shep Messing makes two shootout saves to help the New York Cosmos sweep the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers out of the NASL playoffs 3-2  at Lockhart Stadium.

1980-The United States loses to Mexico in the CONCACAF Final for the youth World Cup, 2-0 at Giants Stadium, but still earns a place in the in the World Youth Cup for the first time.

1980-The New York Cosmos' six-game winning streak ends as the Washington Diplomats win 2-1 in a shootout out at Giants Stadium.

1996-David Doyle scores five goals, including the game winner and two on power plays, in the Dallas Sidekicks 11-4 win over the Indianapolis Twisters

1998-Eddie Pope scores in the 41st minute to give D.C. United a 1-0 win over Toluca at R.F.K. Stadium to win the CONCACAF Champions Cup.

1999-Major League Soccer signs German star Lothar Matthaus and assigns him to the NY//NJ Metro Stars.

2004-The U.S. WNT clinches the Group G title in the Olympic soccer tournament with a lackluster 1-1 draw with Australia at Kaftantzoglio Stadium in Thessaloniki, Greece. Kristine Lilly scores her 96th international goal in the 19th minute.

2005-Brian McBride scores the lone U.S. goal in a 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Trinidad & Tobago at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.

2008-Mike Magee and Juan Pablo Angel score to give the New York Red Bulls a 2-0 win over Toronto FC – and their first two-game win streak of the season – at Giants Stadium.

2011-Philadelphia Independence midfielder Veronica Boquete wins Women's Professional Soccer's Michele Akers Player of the Year Award. Independence coach Paul Riley is named the league's Coach of the Year for the second straight season.

2011-Abby Wambach scores two goals to lift magicJack to a 3-1 win over the Boston Breakers at Florida Atlantic University, moving her team into the WPS semifinals.

2011-Graham Zusi scores in the 25th and 40th minutes to lead Sporting Kansas City to a 3-1 win over Portland Timbers FC at Livestrong Sporting Park. The win leapfrogs Sporting over New York and Houston into third place in the MLS East.

2013-The New York Cosmos suffer their first loss since returning to competition after a 29-year hiatus, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Carolina RailHawks at WakeMed Soccer Park. New York finishes the match with nine men on the field. Carolina's Brian Shriver scores twice to take over the NASL scoring lead.

2013-The Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls play to a 0-0 tie at Red Bull Arena, leaving the two teams still separated by a point near the top of the MLS East Standings.

2013-Robbie Keane scored three goals, giving him ten for the season, and Omar Gonzalez scores his first of the year as the LA Galaxy defeat Supporter's Shield leaders Real Salt Lake 4-2 at the StubHub Center.

2013-Forward Christine Sinclair registers a brace to lead Portland Thorns FC to a come-from-behind, 2-1 win over Seattle Reign FC in the NWSL regular-season finale before a sellout crowd of 3,855 at Starfire Sports Complex.

2014-The National Women's Soccer League announces a new one-year broadcast agreement with ESPN, which will air three regular season and three playoff games on ESPN 2, and stream another three regular-season matches on ESPN3.

2014-Forward Alex Morgan tallies the game-winning goal in the 68th minute and goalkeeper Nadine Angerer records a clean sheet to help lead Portland Thorns FC to a 1-0 win against Seattle Reign FC and a berth in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs in front of 17,109 fans at Providence Park.

2014-Luis Silva scores twice to lead D.C. United to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rapids at RFK Stadium.

2015-Veteran US Women's National Team defender Lori Chalupny announces that she will retire at the end of the team's 10-game World Cup Victory Tour.

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