THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY AUGUST 19

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

August 19

1972-John Kerr scores the only goal as the New York Cosmos defeat the Dallas Tornado 1-0 at Hofstra Stadium to advance to the NASL Championship game.

1982-The MISL grants membership to two North American Soccer League franchises, the Chicago Sting and Golden Bay Earthquakes, for the 1982-83 season.

1994-The Las Vegas Dustdevils' Branko Segota scores in his 15th consecutive game.

2006-Real Salt Lake wins a club record fourth straight, defeating the Houston Dynamo 3-1 at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

2007-Taylor Twellman's 72nd minute goal propels the New England Revolution to a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Wizards at Arrowhead Stadium.

2008-Red Bull New York announces that its state-of-the-art soccer-specific stadium being built in Harrison, N.J., has been renamed Red Bull Arena. It was previously called Red Bull Park.

2009-Mike Magee has a goal and an assist, leading the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park.

2009- Keeley Dowling scores her first goal of the season in the 30th minute as Sky Blue FC surprises Saint Louis Athletica 1-0 in the semifinals of the Women's Professional Soccer playoffs at Busch Soccer Park.

2010-Abby Wambach and Cat Whitehill  score as the Washington Freedom take over fourth place in the WPS standings with a 2-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

2015-Carli Lloyd and Heather O'Reilly lead the way with two goals apiece as the US Women's National Team continues its post-World Cup Victory Tour with a 7-2 win over Costa Rica in front of 20,535 at Finley Stadium, the largest crowd for a stand-alone WNT friendly in the southeastern region of the United States.

2015-Second-half goals by Erick Norales and Dane Richards and a tough defensive effort give Indy Eleven a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies, snapping a five game winless streak in front of 8,500 fans at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium.

2015-Kei Kamara scores his league-leading 18th goal of the season and Kwadwo Poku counters with a brace as Columbus Crew SC and New York City FC battle  to a weather-delayed 2-2 draw  at MAPFRE Stadium.

2016-Despite not having a stadium ready, Minnesota United FC announces it will begin play in Major League Soccer in 2017, playing at TCF Bank Stadium while their new facility is built.

Soccer: Yesterday, today, tomorrow, its all in the North American Soccer Guide 2017. Get Yours now. 

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