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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1924-Alec Lorimer scores three goals in Fall River's 4-2 win over Indiana Flooring in an ASL game.
1929-The United States Soccer Football Association announces it plans to enter a team in the 1930 World Championships to be held in Uruguay.
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1941-Duke Nanoski scores two goals to lead Brookhattan to a 5-2 win over St. Mary's in an American Soccer League game at Celtic Park.
1966-The National Professional Soccer League drops proposed franchises in San Diego and Hartford, and announces it will open its first season on April 16, one year ahead of the rival North American Soccer League, with 10 teams: Atlanta, Baltimore Chicago Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh San Francisco, St. Louis and Toronto
1967-The United Soccer Association and the National Professional Soccer League sign a tentaive merger agreement, with plans to operate as United and National divisions
1968-Michigan State and Maryland play to a 2-2 tie after two overtimes at Grant Field in Atlanta, and are declared NCAA co-champions
1972-The New York Cosmos inquire about obtaining George Best from Manchester United.
1973-The North American Soccer League grants an expansion team to Los Angeles.
1974-Howard University defeats host St. Louis 2-1 win the NCAA championship.
1979- Carlos Metidieri and Dave Sarachan each scores two goals as the Buffalo Stallions make their Major Indoor Soccer League debut with a 9-5 win over the Philadelphia Fever at the Memorial Auditorium.
1981-After filing for bankruptcy, the Minnesota Kicks officially fold. Ace Ntsoelengoe is sold to the Toronto Blizzard and five players are selescted by other NASL teams in a dispersal draft.
1983-Major Indoor Soccer League commissioner Earl Foreman says his league has no plans to merge with the NASL.
1984-Zoltan Toth makes 28 saves as the San Diego Sockers edge the St. Louis Steamers 4-3 at the St. Louis Arena.
1990- Waad Hirmez scores four goals in the San Diego Sockers 10-4 win over the Cleveland Crunch at the San Diego Sports Arena
1996- The Columbus Invaders lose 15-13 to the Philadelphia KiXX at The Spectrum and fall to 0-10, tying the 1995-96 Chicago Power for the NPSL's worst start.
2008- The U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team gets goals from Sydney Leroux and Alex Morgan, both first-half strikes from outside the penalty area, to defeat North Korea 2-1 and win the 2008 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup played in La Florida, Chile
2008- Despite an early goal by Notre Dame's Kerri Hanks, North Carolina's Casey Nogueira scores twice to lead the Tar Heels to their 19th College Cup title.
2013-After playing to a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes -- 90 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of extratime -- Sporting Kansas City outlasts Real Salt Lake 7-6 in a marathon penalty kick session to win MLS Cup at Sporting Park.
2014-Robbie Keane scores the game-winner in the 111th minute to boost the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution in MLS Cup before a capacity crowd of 27,000 at the StubHub Center.