THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY DECEMBER 20

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  
December 20, 
 
1925-Archie Stark scores a record five goals as Bethlehem Steel defeats Newark 5-0 in an American Soccer League game in Harrison, NJ.

1967-The Dallas Tornado defeat a combined team from Hong and Formosa 3-2 in Taipei.

1980-George Nanchoff scores two goals and adds two assists as the Phoenix Inferno snap the Philadelphia Fever's five-game winning streak with a 6-3 win at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

1982-Major Indoor Soccer League Commissioner Earl Foreman says the Phoenix Inferno could cease operating with a week if new investors are not found.

1983-The Pittsburgh Spirit are shut out for the first time in team history, falling to the Tacoma Stars 3-0 at the Tacoma Dome.

1983-Gerry Gray scores the winning goal, giving Canada 1-0 win over Mexico at Lockhart Stadium, advancing them to the final round of Olympic Qualifying.

1985-As they try to gather partners for a prospective new league, the Tampa Bay Rowdies loan striker Roy Wegerle to the Tacoma Stars of the MISL.

1985-The American Indoor Soccer Association assumes operation of the Milwaukee Wave after the team is unable to meet payroll.

1986-The New York Express tie the MISL record for season-opening losses, with their tenth straight, falling 7-3 to the Baltimore Blast at the Baltimore Arena.

2004- MLS coach of the year Greg Andrulis, who directed the Columbus Crew (12-5-13) to a league-record 18-game unbeaten streak, signs a new contract.

2013- Nike and the U.S. Soccer Federation announce a renewal of their partnership for nine more years.

2016- U.S. Women's National Team forward Alex Morgan announces she will play for Olympique Lyonnaise in France, then return to the Orlando Pride for the second half of the NWSL season.

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