THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY DECEMBER 3

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  
December 3, 

1967-The Dallas Tornado fall to the national team of Singapore 4-2, and cancel another planned game after players are hit with stones while walking off the field.

 

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1976-North American Soccer League owners approve the use of a shootout from the 35 yard line to break ties.

1979-Neill Roberts scores his fourth goal at 7:08 of sudden death overtime to give the Atlanta Chiefs a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies in front of 6,144 at the Omni.

1982-Three goals from Ray Kunovac and a goal and four assists from Stan Stamenkovic lead the Memphis Americans a 7-3 win over the New York Arrows at Mid South Coliseum.

1984-Dick Corbett purchases full ownership of the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

1985-Dale Mitchell scores his second goal at 11:34 of overtime to give the Tacoma Stars a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Blast at the Baltimore Arena.

1986-Nebo Bandovic scores four goals in the St. Louis Steamer's 6-3 win over the Wichita Wings at the St. Louis Arena.

1989-Virginia and Santa Clara share the NCAA men's soccer title after 60 minutes of overtime fails to break a 1-1 tie at Rutgers Stadium.

1999-Joe Reiniger scores four goals to lead the St. Louis Ambush past the Cleveland Crunch 27-13 at Kiel Center.

2006-Heather O'Reily and Casey Noguira score to give the North Carolina Tar Heels a 2-1 win over Notre Dame and the NCAA Championship at SAS Soccer Park.

2006-The University of California- Santa Barbara captures its first NCAA Division I men's title  with a 2-1 victory over UCLA at Robert R. Hermann Stadium.

2014-LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane is named the 2014 MLS Most Valuable Player, after finishing the season with career highs in both goals (19) and assists (14).

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