THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY AUGUST 25

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

August 25: 

1972-Victor Galmado scores two goals at the Baltimore Bays play to a 3-3 draw with Dynamo Moscow in front of the largest crowd to see a soccer game in Baltimore, 17,865 at Memorial Stadium.

1973-An own goal and a header by Bill Straub gives the Philadelphia Atoms a 2-0 win in the NASL Championship game over the Dallas Tornado in front of 18,824 at Texas Stadium, the largest crowd for a championship game in the league's history.

1973-Ed Roberts scores three goals as the Cincinnati Comets clinch the ASL Midwest title with a 6-0 win over the Detroit Mustangs at Nippert Stadium.

1974-Going straight to penalty kicks after a 3-3 tie, the Los Angeles Aztecs capture the NASL Championship with a 4-3 win over the Miami Toros in front of 15,507 at the Orange Bowl.

1974-Mohammed Attiah scores two goals as the Rhode Island Oceaneers rout the Delaware Wings 9-2 at Pierce Memorial Stadium in Providence.

1976-The Minnesota Kicks advance to Soccer Bowl 76 with a 3-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in front of an NASL record crowd of 49,572

1977-Giorgio Chinaglia scores two goals and Pelé has a goal and an assist as the New York Cosmos advance to Soccer Bowl '77 with a 4-1 win over the Rochester Lancers before 73,669  drenched fans at Giants Stadium.

1979-Steve Wegerle scores a first half goal to give the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Fury at Tampa Stadium, advancing to the NASL conference finals.

1982-Giorgio Chinaglia scores two goals and adds an assist as the New York Cosmos romp over the Tulsa Roughnecks 5-0 in a first round playoff game at Giants Stadium.

1982-Ade Coker's three goals leads the San Diego Sockers to a 5-1 playoff win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at San Diego Stadium.

1995-The Portland Pride's Jim Brazeau shuts out the Pittsburgh Stingers in a 10-0 win.

2001--The Bay Area Cyber Rays win the first WUSA Championship, by defeating the Atlanta Beat 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 3-3 tie at in front of 21,078 Foxboro Stadium.

2007-Shannon Boxx, Kristine Lilly, Lindsay Tarpley and Heather O'Reilly score as the U.S. Women trounce Finland 4-0 in a pre-World Cup warm-up at the Home Depot Center.

 2007- Cuauhtemoc Blanco tallies a goal and an assist in the Chicago Fire's 2-0 win over the Kansas City Wizards in front of 18,453 at Toyota Park.

2012- Federico Higuain and Jairo Arrieta each score twice as the Columbus Crew rallies from two goals down to edge the New England Revolution 4-3  at Columbus Crew Stadium.

2013- Kelyn Rowe scores two goals to lead the New England Revolution to a 5-1 rout of the Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium.

2013- Allie Long scores in the 103rd minute to give the Portland Thorns FC a 3-2 win over FC Kansas City to advance to the NWSL Championship Game.

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