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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1928-Hy Wortman scores both goals as New York Hakoah defeat the Philadelphia Centennials 4-2 in an Eastern League game at Starlight Park in New York.
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1967-Playing in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Convention Hall, the Philadelphia Ukranian Nationals move into first place in the ASL with a 6-1 win over the Newark Sitch as Ivan Paletta scores three goals.
1967-St. Louis University and Michigan State are declared co-champions as the NCAA soccer final in St. Louis is called off because of bad weather.
1975-The Los Angeles Aztecs sign former Manchester United star George Best, who is touted in the media as "soccer's Joe Namath."
1976-Reports emerge indicating the demise of the Philadelphia Atoms is imminent. If the team's owners, the United Clubs of Jalisco, can meet their obligations to the NASL the club will move to either San Antonio or Houston, and if not, offers from Spokane, Wash. and Detroit will be entertained.
1976-The NASL says it has received a $1 million offer for a new franchise in Denver that would start play in 1978 from music entrepreneur Jimmy Guercio and Seattle businessman Booth Gardner. The pair would pay $250,000 upon entering the league and waive their right to the first $750,000 in league expansion and TV revenue.
1979-Njego Pesa, Rick Davis and Angelo DiBernardo score as the U.S. defeats Bermuda 3-0 in an Olympic qualifier in Hamilton.
1979-Two Detroit teams make their indoor soccer debut. The MISL Lightning fall 4-3 to the Wichita Wings at the Kansas Coliseum, while the NASL Express defeat the New England Tea Men 7-5 at the Pontiac Silverdome.
1981-Dallas Tornado owners Lamar Hunt and Bill McNutt are introduced as new 49% owners of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, in what is termed a merger of the two clubs.
1983-Neshui and Ahmet Ertegun resign their positions as President and Chairman of the Board of the New York Cosmos.
1983-Keith Furphy scores four goals to lead the Cleveland Force to a 5-4 comeback win over the Memphis Americans at Mid-South Coliseum.
1984-The U.S. and Ecuador play to a 2-2 tie in front of 4,000 at Tamiami Stadium.
1986-The MISL announces Moscow Dynamo will tour six league cities, with Kansas City hosting the first game on January 26, 1988
1989- Tatu registers his second hat trick of the season in the Dallas Sidekicks 6-4 win over the Kansas City Comets at Reunion Arena. Dale Mitchell scores three goals for Kansas City
1990-Jan Goossens scores three goals in the Kansas City Comets 9-5 loss to the St. Louis Storm at the St. Louis Arena.
1990-The UCLA Bruins become the first team to win the NCAA Men's soccer championship on penalty kicks, defeating Rutgers 4-3 after the two teams played to a scoreless tie through 150 minutes at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
1993-The Houston Hotshots name Hernan "Chico" Borja head coach.
1995-Danny Kelly has nine points, Tom Bialek eight and Mark Pulisic six in a 31-5 rout of the Detroit Rockers at the Farm Show Arena that sets Harrisburg Heat records for points, points in a quarter (15 in the first) and margin of victory.
2000- Hector Marinaro has six goals, including 4 straight at one point, 4 goals in the third quarter, and 5 goals in the second half for 13 total points in a 23-18 Cleveland Crunch loss to the Kansas City Attack at Kemper Arena.
2006- David Estrada scores two goals as UCLA defeats the University of Virginia to advance to the final of the NCAA tournament by the score of 4-0 at Hermann Stadium in St. Louis.
2012-Four players score, as North Carolina dismantles Penn State 4-1 to capture their 21st NCAA women's Division I championship at Torero Stadium.
2015-Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco is named the 2015 Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player.
2015-Indy Eleven hires former North American Soccer League and Major League Soccer veteran coach Tim Hankinson as head coach.
2016- Katie Johnson scores in the 60th minute to give the USC Trojans a 1-0 win over the Georgetown Hoyas in the NCAA semifinal to advance the team to the NCAA Women's College Cup final at Avaya Stadium.