THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY DECEMBER 10

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  
December 10, 

1969-The American Soccer League says five cities, Buffalo; Trenton NJ; Providence, RI; Camden, NJ and New York have bid for expansion teams for the 1970 season.

1970-The North American Soccer League awards expansion franchises to New York and Toronto. The New York group is headed by Atlantic Records executives Nesuhi Ertegun and Ahmet Ertegun.

1974-Rochester is selected as one of the sites for the North American Soccer League's four 1975 indoor tournaments.

1976-The Miami Toros announce they are moving to Fort Lauderdale and name Ron Newman head coach.

1980-New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur B. Curran extends by one week a restraining order preventing the North American Soccer League from terminating the Rochester Lancers franchise.

1981-Miakel Johansson scores three goals to give the Philadelphia Fever its first win of the season, and the first pro win for former U.S. National Team coach Walt Chyzowych, 10-6 over the Pittsburgh Spirit at the Spectrum.

1982-Detroit Express owner Sonny Van Arnem cancels his deal to purchase the NASL's Jacksonville Tea Men and mover them to the Motor City, deciding instead to keep his team in the American Soccer League.

1984-The New York Cosmos name Ray Klivecka coach for the second time, hiring to take of a team struggling with a 2-3 record in the Major Indoor Soccer League.

1986-Karl Heinz Granitza scores two goals and assists on another to lead the Chicago Sting past the Baltimore Blast 5-4 at the Horizon.

1999-Steve Klein has three 2-point goals in the Harrisburg Heat's 19-5 win over the Baltimore Blast at the Famr Show Arena.

1990-The Tampa Bay Rowdies name Steve Wegerle coach.

1990-Honolulu becomes the first U.S. city to formally submit a bid to host matches in the 1994 World Cup.

1992-The American Professional Soccer League awards a Montreal franchise to Joey Saputo.

2000-The Atlanta Beat and San Diego Spirit engage in the first trade in WUSA history, with Kerry Gragg going to the Beat for Atlanta's 6th round pick and a pick in the 2001 Supplemental Draft.

2004- The University of California-Santa Barbara beats Duke 5-0  before a crowd of 10,647 at the Home Depot Center, in the biggest NCAA semifinal rout since Indiana bested Hartwick in the 1980 semis, 5-0.

2007-The Chicago Fire announces that Juan Carlos Osorio is leaving the MLS team for family reasons.

2010- Perry Kitchen and Kofi Sarkodie score to give the Akron Zips a 3-1 NCAA semi-final victory over Michigan in Santa Barbara. 

2013- Portland Thorns FC name  Paul Riley Head Coach.

2013-New York City FC names Jason Kreis as the team's first head coach.

2014-Carli Lloyd scores as the U.S. Women's National Team ties China PR 1-1 in its first match of the International Tournament of Brasilia. 

2015- Christen Press records her third career hat trick after entering the game in the 60th minute, as the U.S.  Women's National Team continues its  Victory Tour with a lopsided 6-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago at the Alamodome.

2016- Despite being outplayed for most of the match, Seattle Sounders FC win their first Division 1 pro soccer title, outlasting Toronto FC in penalty kicks, 5-4, after playing 120 minutes of scoreless soccer to capture MLS Cup at before a capacity crowd of 36,045 BMO Field.

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