THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY DECEMBER 16

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY 
December 16, 

1966-Stoke City of England, Hibernian of Scotland and Valencia of Spain agree to play the 1967 North American Soccer League season representing league cities.

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1969-The Philadelphia Spartans say they are considering a return to the North American Soccer League for the 1970 season.

1974-Former basketball star Bob Cousy is named Commissioner of the American Soccer League.

1976-The ASL adds an Orange County franchise, the California Sunshine.

1978-Philadelphia Flyers star Bobby Clarke purchases a minority interest in the MISL's Philadelphia Fever.

1980-Ardo Peri makes 12 saves as the Philadelphia Fever post the first shutout in club history, a 3-0 win over the Wichita Wings at the Spectrum.

1983-The Vancouver Whitecaps are awarded the right to host Soccer Bowl '83 at B.C. Place.

1983-Stan Terlecki scores five goals to lead the New York Cosmos to a 12-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Madison Square Garden.

1989- Mark Karpun scores at 3:09 of overtime to give the Dallas Sidekicks a 5-4 win over the Tacoma Stars at Reunion Arena.

1990-Claudio DeOliveira scores four goals as the St. Louis Storm defeat the Dallas Sidekicks 10-6 at St. Louis Arena.

1995-Cleveland's Zoran Karic gets his 800th NPSL regular-season career point in a 24-10 victory at the CSU Convocation Center that leaves the Chicago Power at 0-10. The Power's Tony Bono gets his 600th regular season career point in the same game.

2000- Harrisburg Heat goalkeeper Doug Petras makes 27 saves, handing the Detroit Rockers their 12th straight loss 19-17 in overtime at the Farm Show Arena. Gino DiFlorio registers his 1,500th career point with a goal at 8:21 of the second quarter.

2008- Sigi Schmid is named the first head coach of the Seattle Sounders FC expansion team, just weeks after leading the Columbus Crew to the MLS Cup title for the first time.

2009-Landon Donovan signs a four-year contract, through the 2013 season, with MLS and the Los Angeles Galaxy that keeps him as the highest paid American in the league.

2013- Former Toronto FC and New York Red Bulls midfielder Carl Robinson is named coach of Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

2015-China PR puts a damper on Abby Wambach's retirement celebration, defeating the US Women's National Team 1-0 in front of a record crowd of 32,950 at the Superdome.

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