THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY DECEMBER 13

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  
December 13, 

1922-Princeton wins the collegiate soccer championship for the second straight year, defeating Penn 3-1 in a postseason playoff game at University Field in Princeton.

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1966-Philadelphia is confirmed as a franchise in the National Professional Soccer League, with the club owned by the William Penn Racing Association, which runs Liberty Bell Park. John J. Rooney, the team's president, is the son of Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney.

1967-The United Soccer Association and National Professional Soccer League hammer out the details of their merger agreement. The new un-named league will operate with two ten-team conferences, and no city will have two franchises.

1971-A group headed by sportscaster Jim Karvellas pitches the NASL on re-entering the Baltimore Bays in the league for the 1972 season.

1978-The Major Indoor Soccer League awards its first expansion team to the Buffalo Stallions for the 1979-80 season.

1979-Bernie Rodin, a part owner of the NASL's Rochester Lancers, purchases controlling interest in the Houston Summit of the Major Indoor Soccer League.

1981-Mike Dowler makes 29 saves as the Wichita Wings defeat the Denver Avalanche 1-0 in the lowest scoring game in MISL history.

1982-The IRS seizes the cash and assets of the MISL's Phoenix Inferno, and the league strips the franchise from owner Irv Berger.

1982-The Chicago Sting sign a ten-year lease with the Chicago Park District to play their home games at Soldier Field.

1985-With a 9-5 victory over the Dallas Sidekicks at Reunion Arena, Baltimore Blast coach Kenny Cooper earns his 200th career win, the most in MISL history.

1991-Kia scores a pair of two-point goals and adds an assist as the Canton Invaders beat the Harrisburg Heat 10-8 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center

1997-Philadelphia's Don D'Ambra scores his third hat trick in as many games to lead the KiXX to a 16-8 win over the host Cleveland Crunch.

2000 -Dino Delevski has nine points in the Wichita Wings 16-12 win over the Cleveland Crunch at the CSU Convocation Center.

2006- MLS announces that for the third time in its 12-year history, it will hold its championship event at R.F.K. Stadium in Washington.

2009- The nation's top two college soccer teams battle  to a 110-minute scoreless draw before the University of Virginia captures the 2009 College Cup championship 3-2 in penalty kicks over the previously unbeaten Akron Zips at WakeMed Soccer Park.

2010- The Chicago Red Stars confirm that they do not have sufficient capital to commit to playing the 2011 WPS season and will suspend operations.

2011-U.S. Soccer grants Women's Professional Soccer Division 1 status for the 2012 season, granting a waiver for the league to play with five teams.

2015- U.S. national team striker Jordan Morris scores twice as Stanford takes a 4-0 victory over Clemson in the NCAA Division I men's championship game at Sporting Park, the first national title in the Cardinal's century-long soccer history.

2016- The LA Galaxy acquire  the rights to midfielder Jermaine Jones from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for a first-round choice in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

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