THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY AUGUST 31

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

 August 31: 

  

1972-Bernd Nickel scores four goals as West Germany defeats the United States 7-0 in front of a crowd of 70,000 at Munich's Olympic Stadium.

1972-Dynamo Moscow completes an unbeaten tour of North America by beating an all-star team from the British Columbia Premier Soccer League 2-0.

1975-Pelé scores the only New York Cosmos goal as they fall to Swedish Champions Malmo 3-1.

1980-Giorgio Chinaglia scores seven goals as the New York Cosmos rout the Tulsa Roughnecks 8-1 in the second game of the first round of  the NASL Conference playoffs.

 1996-Alejandro Moreno scores three goals in the Indianapolis Twisters' 8-5 win over the Houston Hotshots.

1997-Carlos Valderrama becomes the first player to register four assists in an MLS game, in the Tampa Bay Mutiny's 4-0 win over the New England Revolution at Houlihan's Stadium.

2010-U.S. Soccer appoints men's national team coach Bob Bradley to a second four-year term.

2013- Despite playing on the road and a player down for the final 34 minutes, Portland Thorns FC secure  the very first National Women's Soccer League championship, blanking the Western New York Flash, 2-0, at Sahlen's Stadim.

2013- Sporting Kansas City snaps  the Colorado Rapids nine-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 win at Sporting Park.

2014-The LA Galaxy romp  to a 3-0 win over Chivas USA . Gyasi Zardes scores twice, Robbie Keane adds a strike off the bench, and Landon Donovan finishes with two assists.

2014- FC Edmonton snaps Minnesota United's eleven game unbeaten streak, while handing them their first loss of the NASL Fall Season, 2-1  at Clarke Stadium.

2014- Amy Rodriguez scores two goals on a pair of assists from Lauren Holiday to lead FC Kansas City to the National Women's Soccer League championship with a 2-1 win over Seattle Reign FC at the Starfire Sports Complex .

2016-Kealia Ohai scores twice and Carli Lloyd once as the Houston Dash snap  the Boston Breakers two-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory.

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