THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY DECEMBER 15

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  
December 15, 

1928-Archie Stark scores two goals as Bethlehem Steel defeats Brooklyn Hispano 5-2 in an Eastern League game in Bethlehem, Pa.

1966-Steve Stavro, owner of the Toronto team in the North American Soccer League, says he would like Hibernian to represent Toronto in the league in 1967.

 

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1967-Milwaukee heads the list of cities under consideration for the Chicago Spurs, who have to vacate the Windy City as part of the merger between the USA and NPSL.

1970-Walter Bahr is named head coach at Temple University.

1974-The American Soccer League says it has offered basketball Hall of Famer Bob Cousy the job of Commissioner, after being turned down by sportscaster Howard Cosell.

1975-The English Football League rejects the transfer of Rodney Marsh from Manchester City to the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

1977-Philadelphia's North American Soccer League team announces it will be called the Furies, names Richard Dinnis as its first coach, and signs English star Peter Osgood as its first player.

1979-Fred Grgurev scores three goals to lead the Philadelphia Fever to a 8-4 win over the Wichita Wings at the Spectrum.

1982-The Cleveland Force proposes playing outdoor home games at Akron's Rubber Bowl if a merger between the MISL and NASL goes forward.

1984-Seattle says it wants the Kingdome to be the permanent home of the NCAA soccer championships.

1984-Steve Zungul scores the 499th and 500th goals of his career in a 9-5 San Diego Sockers win over the St. Louis Steamers in front of 12,463 at the San Diego Sports Arena.

1989- Stan Terlecki scores four goals in the St. Louis Storm's 7-1 rout of the Tacoma Stars at the St. Louis Arena.

1990- Kia scores at 2:52 of overtime to give the Tacoma Stars a 5-4 win over the Baltimore Blast at the Tacoma Some as  Baltimore's Dale Mitchell scores his second hat trick of the season

1995- A 21-10 loss to the Cincinnati Silverbacks at Cincinnati Gardens gives the Chicago Power an 0-9 record, the worst start to a season in NPSL history.

2000-The Detroit Rockers' Sean Bowers scores a cycle (1-2-2-2-11) but the Milwaukee Wave still win, 18-17 at the Bradley Center.

2005-Anschutz Entertainment Group announces that the San Jose Earthquakes are  moving to Houston. The Quakes become the first MLS team to move in the 10-year history of the league, although two Florida teams were contracted prior to the 2002 season -- the Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny.

2008-  U.S. Soccer re-signs Pia Sundhage as coach of the U.S. Women's National Team for four more years. 

2011- The LA Galaxy and Everton reach an agreement for a two-month loan for Landon Donovan to play for the English Premier League club.

2012- The new eight-team women's soccer league which plans to begin in the spring of 2013 announces it  will be called the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).  

2012- Abby Wambach's two goals lead the US Women's National Team to a 4-1 win over China PR in front of 10,493 fans at FAU Stadium.

2013- Leon Brown and Andrew O'Malley both tally to lead Notre Dame to a 2-1 win over Maryland for its first ever NCAA Championship at PPL Park.

2015- Gabriel Brener, CEO of Brener International Group, LLC, acquires AEG's interests in the Houston Dynamo, the NWSLs Houston Dash and BBVA Compass Stadium.

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