THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY AUGUST 26

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

August 26: 

1967-In the first game of an unusual split double header necessitated by a rainout of the Inter-Santos game a day earlier, the ASL's Philadelphia Spartans beat the New York Generals 2-1 at Yankee Stadium.

 1967- Sandro Mazzola scores the only goal as Inter Milan defeats Pelé's Santos in front of 37,063 at Yankee Stadium. Pelé misses the second half of the game after being injured late in the first half.

1972-A penalty kick by Josef Jelenik gives the New York Cosmos a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Stars and the North American Soccer League championship.

1979-Dennis Tueart nets a goal with two assists as the New York Cosmos beat the Tulsa Roughnecks 3-0 in the second game of the playoff series at Giants Stadium. Then Giorgio Chinaglia scores two goals in a 3-1 mini-game win.

1980-The Washington Diplomats' Johan Cruyff, the only three time winner of the European Footballer of the Year Award, is named the first recipient of the Professional Soccer Reporter's Association NASL Star of the Year Award.

2000-With his 21st minute goal in a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids, the Kansas City Wizards' Preki becomes the first player in MLS history to pass the 50 goal/50 assist mark.

2000-Clint Mathis sets an MLS record, scoring five goals in a game, as the MetroStars top the Dallas Burn 6-4.

2004- Abby Wambach heads in a 12-yard shot off a Kristine Lilly corner kick in the 112th minute as the U.S.WNT earns its second Olympic gold medal with a 2-1 win over Brazil in Athens. 

2006-  Landon Donovan scores two goals as the Los Angeles Galaxy hands D.C. United their first loss of the season at RFK Stadium, 5-2.

2015- Kennedy Igboananike scores two goals and Michael Stephens contributes two assists as the Chicago Fire halt  the New York Red Bulls' six-game unbeaten streak with a 3-2 win  at Toyota Park.

2016- Yura Movsisyan scores on both sides of halftime to lift Real Salt Lake to a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids at Rio Tinto Stadium.

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