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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1967-Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Ernie Nevers is named to the board of directors of the Oakland Clippers.
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1970-The North American Soccer League announces it will play in two divisions, North and South, in 1970, with the Atlanta Chiefs, Dallas Tornado and Washington Darts making up the South and the Kansas City Spurs, St. Louis Stars and Rochester Lancers in the north.
1976-The New York Apollos name former U.S. National Team coach Gene Chyzowych as their head coach.
1978-Indianapolis-based Meridian Sports Management says the New England Oceaneers have accepted the company's offer to purchase the American Soccer League team.
1979-The Indy Daredevils announce they will be part of the American Soccer League's indoor league that will kick off in September.
1979-Ian Anderson scores five goals to lead the Houston Hurricane to a 10-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Bayfront Center.
1979-Moscow Spartak defeats the Pittsburgh Spirit 8-2 in the first game of their U.S. tour.
1983-Both the Memphis Americans' Stan Stamenkovic and the Wichita Wings' Omar Gomez dish out five assists in Wichita's 11-8 win at Memphis.
1985-The St. Louis Steamers turn down a request from the U.S. Soccer Federation to release Ricky Davis for a series of three National Team games.
1985-Pato Margetic scores two goals within 15 seconds as the Chicago Sting defeat the Los Angeles Lazers 4-3 in front of 16,172 at Chicago Stadium.
1990-In their first game of the Marlboro Cup of Miamii, the United States Men's National Team falls to Costa Rica 2-0 in front of 25,392 at the Orange Bowl.
1991-Richard Chinapoo scores three goals in the Baltimore Blast's 6-5 win over the Cleveland Crunch.
1996-A 24-23 home win over the Cincinnati Silverbacks gives the Cleveland Crunch a 24-2 record and a playoff berth -- the earliest clinching in NPSL history.
2001-Doug Miller records 12 points on five 2-point goals and 2 shootout goals and goalkeeper Bryan Finnerty makes 21 saves on 29 shots to lead the Buffalo Blizzard over the Baltimore Blast 23-17.