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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1967-The Golden Gate Gales defeat Real Club Deportivo Carabanchel in Madrid 2-1.
1977-Lipton Tea Co. is awarded the Boston North American Soccer League franchise by the U.S. District Court for $370,001. The Minutemen franchise had been put in receivership by owner John Sturge. Another group, J&B Management Co. had bid $400,000 for the franchise, but the court was told the league would not approve the ownership group.
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1975-The Miami Toros outbid the fledgling Major Soccer League for the services of NASL all-time leading scorer Steve David.
1975-In an effort to shore up their finances, the American Soccer League's Cincinnati Comets say they are considering selling stock in the club to the public.
1975-The American Soccer League awards expansion franchises to the San Diego Surf, Oakland Buccaneers, Sacramento Spirit and Los Angeles.
1979-Ricky Davis, who played the 1979 season as an amateur, signs a professional contract with the New York Cosmos.
1981-Giorgio Chinaglia ties an NASL indoor record by scoring seven goals in the New York Cosmos 14-10 win over the Chicago Sting before 13,983 at the Meadowlands Arena.
1989- Jan Goossens scores three goals for the Kansas City Comets in their 3-1 win over the Dallas Sidekicks at Kemper Arena.
1990- Tatu nets his fifth hat trick of the season in the Dallas Sidekicks 6-3 win over the Kansas City Comets.
1991-A record 141 nations are drawn into qualifying groups for the 1994 World Cup in an event held at Madison Square Garden.
1995 -Mark Thomas's three two-pointers lead the Cincinnati Silverbacks to their first victory, 14-8 at the Cincinnati Gardens over the Detroit Rockers. The Silverbacks' 0-8 start had tied the 1992-93 Milwaukee Wave for the worst start to a NPSL season.
1996 -Detroit's Dennis Brose ties an NPSL record with eight goals and scores 17 points in a 23-11 win over the Buffalo Blizzard at Joe Louis Arena.
2000-David Bascome scores 11 points (1-4-0-0) and goalkeeper Doug Petras makes 23 saves in the Harrisburg Heat's 20-8 win over Cleveland Crunch at the CSU Convocation Center.
2000- Joe Reiniger scores three 3 point goals to help the Milwaukee Wave squeak past the Kansas City Attack 14-13 at Kemper Arena.
2007- Stephen Armstrong scores twice in the fourth quarter to help the Chicago Storm surge past the struggling Philadelphia KiXX 9-2 in front of 5,873 at the Wachovia Spectrum.
2007- Goran Vasic finishes with a hat-trick and two assists to lead the expansion New Jersey Ironmen to their fifth win of their debut season, a 15-12 Major Indoor Soccer League victory over the Orlando Sharks at Amway Arena.
2012- Carli Lloyd and Sydney Leroux each score second-half goals, lifting the United States Women's National team to a 2-0 victory over China in front of 17,371 at Ford Field.
2013- Kodi Lavrusky scores a golden goal in the 97th minute giving UCLA a 1-0 win over Florida State, clinching the Bruins first-ever national championship, and sending the Seminoles home once again without the ultimate prize.
2015- Former MLS player John Thorrington is named Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations by the Los Angeles Football Club.
2016- The Los Angeles Football Club begins construction of its new soccer stadium on the former site of the Los Angeles Arena with the pouring of the stadium's first concrete slabs, building the foundation for the new $350 million state-of-the-art facility, Banc of California Stadium.