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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1968-Pelé scores three goals as Santos routs the Atlanta Chiefs 6-2 in front of the largest crowd to ever see a soccer game in Atlanta, 26,713 at Atlanta Stadium.
1971-With a goal and an assist in a 4-0 Rochester Lancers win over the Montreal Olympics, Carlos Metidieri closes out his league leading points total at 46, capturing the NASL scoring title for the second straight season.
1976-A first half goal by Eusebio and second half tallies by Ivan Lukacevic and Ivair Ferreira give the Toronto Metros Croatia a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Kicks in Soccer Bowl 76 played in front of 25,765 at the Kingdome in Seattle.
1977-Goals by Giorgio Chinaglia and Steve Hunt give the New York Cosmos a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders in Soccer Bowl '77 at Civic Stadium in Portland, Ore., sending the retiring Pelé out a champion once more.
1980-The MISL grants the Pittsburgh Spirit one-year leave of absence.
1980-Giorgio Chinaglia scores two goals to lead the New York Cosmos to a 3-1 win over the Tulsa Roughnecks in front of 22,890 at Skelley Stadium in a first round playoff game.
1994-The Detroit Neon's Drago scores six goals and adds three assists against Monterrey La Raza.
2010- FC Dallas sets a new MLS record road unbeaten streak at ten games with a 0-0 draw against the Columbus Crew.
2010- Abby Wambach scores a pair of late goals to give the Washington Spirit a 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
2016- Kaka scores twice, including the game-winning penalty kick in the 63rd minute, to lead Orlando City SC past New York City FC at Camping World Stadium.