THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY AUGUST 27

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

August 27: 

1916-The United States earns its second win on its Scandinavian tour, defeating Orgryte 2-1 in Gothenborg.

1972-Mike Ivanow makes eight saves as the United States plays to a 0-0 draw with Morocco in an Olympic match in Augsberg, Germany. The U.S forces Moroccan goalkeeper Boujamaa Benkhrif to make 16 saves.

1975-Pelé scores one goal and assists on another as the New York Cosmos begin a post season tour with a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes in front of a sellout crowd of 19,338 at Spartan Stadium.

1978-Dennis Tueart, Giorgio Chinaglia and Steve Hunt score as the New York Cosmos become the first NASL team to win back-to-back Soccer Bowl titles with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies in front of 75,901 at Giants Stadium.

1980-Rookie Mark Peterson scores at 3:16 of overtime to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in their playoff game at B.C. Place.

1994-The Las Vegas Dustdevils' Danny Barber assists in his seventh straight game.

2006- Kristine Lilly scores two late goals to give the USA a 4-1 win over China at Toyota Park.

2007- Christie Welsh strikes twice within a 30-second span to lift the Washington Freedom to a 2-1 victory over the Connecticut Reds in the Hall of Fame game in Oneonta, NY.

2011-After a 1-1 tie, the Western New York Flash win the WPS championship by defeating the Philadelphia Independence 5-4 on penalty kicks.

2016- Patrick Mullins scores three goals as D.C. United trounces the Chicago Fire, 6-2, at R.F.K. Stadium.

2016-The Tampa Bay Rowdies end a three-game losing streak and send Rayo OKC to its third straight loss as Joe Cole scores twice in a 2-0 win at Al Lang Stadium.

2016-Manon Melis scores two goals to lead the Seattle Reign to a 3-1 win over the Portland Thorns FC in front of 5,888 at Memorial Stadium.

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