THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY DECEMBER 5

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  
December 5

1925-With a 5-0 win over Cornell, Princeton wins the intercollegiate soccer championship.

1966-Madison Square Garden names Bob Wolff president of its franchise in the North American Soccer League.

 

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1970-St. Louis defeats UCLA 1-0 to win its eight NCAA soccer championship since 1959.

1976-Andy Atuegbu scores the only goal to lift San Francisco to its second straight NCAA title with a 1-0 win over Indiana at Franklin Field.

1977-The Tampa Bay Rowdies name former Millwall coach Gordon Jago  Head Coach and Vice President of Player Development, signing him to a three-year contract.

1980-After four all-night bargaining sessions, the NASL and its Players Association reach agreement on a three-year collective bargaining agreement.

1981-The American Soccer League votes to require teams to have at least 14 Americans on their rosters.

1981-Keith Furphy scores four goals and adds an assist to lead the Cleveland Force to a 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Fever at The Spectrum.

1982-The Supreme Court upholds a lower court ruling that prevent the National Football League from banning its owners from owning teams in other sports. The NASL had filed suit in 1978.

1989-The Tacoma Stars fire coach Alan Hinton for the second time.

1993-The U.S. Soccer Federation preliminarily accepts the Division I professional soccer application of Major League Professional Soccer, Inc.

1993-Joe-Max Moore becomes the first  player to score four goals in a game since Archie Stark in 1925, as the U.S. Men's National Team routs El Salvador 7-0 in front of 7,618 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

1993-The Virginia Cavaliers become the first team to win three straight NCAA Men's championships, with a 2-0 win over the University of South Carolina.

1998-Daryl Doran's two-pointer with 3:04 to play lifts the St. Louis Ambush over host Kansas City, 20-19. It was the eighth and final lead change of the game.

1998-Zoran Karic's seven points lead host Cleveland over Milwaukee 20-15, dropping the Wave to 7-1.

1998-Eddie Pope and Tony Sanneh score as D.C. united defeats Vasco da Gama to win the Inter American Cup by a 2-1 aggregate.

2000-Hoping to gain a home field advantage, U.S. Soccer announces that its World Cup qualifier against Mexico on Feb. 28 will be played in Columbus, Ohio.

2000-The owners of the MetroStars say they want to start a second MLS team in the New York area as early as the 2002 season, and want to build stadiums for both clubs.

2015-Major League Soccer owners vote to support future expansion to 28 teams.

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