THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY DECEMBER 11

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  
December 11, 

1972-The Miami Gatos are sold to a group of local business leaders, including Harper Sibley, Jr., a part owner of the Miami Dolphins.

1973-The North American Soccer League adds four West Coast expansion teams, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Vancouver.

 

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1975-The NASL announces that a league selection will face the national teams of Brazil, England and Italy in the American Bicentennial Soccer Cup, with games initially planned for New York, Philadelphia and Washington.

1982-Greg Thompson scores his second goal of the game in the 159th minute, as Indiana defeats Duke 2-1 at Lockhart Stadium to capture the NCAA title in the longest playoff game in NCAA history.

1983-Steve Zungul scores three goals to lead the Golden Bay Earthquakes to a 8-3 win over the San Diego Sockers at the Oakland Arena.

1985-Chris Dangerfield scores two goals and adds an assist as the Minnesota Strikers win their 17th straight game at the Met Center, 7-6 over the Pittsburgh Spirit.

1985-Steve Zungul nets two goals and adds two assists in a 6-4 San Diego Sockers win over Dynamo Kiev at the San Diego Sports Arena.

1989-The Major Indoor Soccer League announces it is planning an exhibition tour in Japan.

1994-The University of Virginia wins its fourth straight NCAA Championship, 1-0 over Indiana in Davidson, N.C.

1994-Jovan Kirovski scores as the United States plays Honduras to a 1-1 tie at Titan Stadium in Fullerton, Calif.

2006- D.C. United  trades midfielder Freddy Adu and the rights to goalkeeper Nick Rimando to Real Salt Lake. 

2014- Former Brazilian star Ronaldo  becomes a part owner of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

2016-The Stanford Cardinal win their second successive NCAA Men's College Cup, defeating Wake Forest in penalty kicks after a 0-0 double-overtime draw at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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