THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY DECEMBER 21

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  
December 21, 
1966-The unsanctioned National Professional Soccer League issues notice that it is accepting applications for referees and linesmen and is seeking "officials of proven competence."

1976-The Los Angeles Aztecs announce the will move their home games from El Camino College to the Los Angeles Coliseum.

1978-Backed by the NFL Players Association, eighty players and former players file an anti-trust suit against the North American Soccer League.

1979-Slobodan Jankovic's fifth goal of the game gives the Buffalo Stallions a 10-9 win over the Hartford Hellions at Memorial Auditorium.

1979-The Fort Lauderdale Strikers name Cor van der Hart Head Coach.

1982-The North American Soccer League says it is going to go ahead with plans for Team America, a new franchise based in Washington DC that will serve as the U.S. National Team.

1985-Marcio Liete's fifth goal, at 2:53 of overtime, gives the Pittsburgh Spirit a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Force at Richfield Coliseum.

1990-Zoran Karic scores 6 goals in the Cleveland Crunch's 11-6 win over the San Diego Sockers at the Richfield Coliseum.

1996-Preki and Claudio Reyna score to give the United States a 2-2 tie with Guatemala and a spot in the second round of World Cup qualifying.

2007- The New Jersey Ironmen score nine points in the first quarter and survives a third-quarter scare to outlast the winless Orlando Sharks 13-7  at the Prudential Center. 

2014- The U.S. Women's National Team ties Brazil 0-0 in the championship match of the 2014 International Tournament of Brasilia, but because Brazil accumulated more points than the USA during the group stage (nine points-to-four), Brazil is awarded the tournament title.

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