THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY FEBRUARY 3

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY 
 
February 3, 

1923-Bethlehem Steel maintains possession of first place in the American Soccer League, battling the visiting New York Field Club to a 3-3 draw on a soggy, muddy field.

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1968-The Dallas Tornado announce they will play 13 of their home games at Turnpike Stadium in Arlington because of renovation work to the Cotton Bowl.

1971-The St. Louis Stars name George Meyer head coach, replacing Bob Kehoe, who resigned.

1973-The North American Soccer League announces an agreement with Mexico's Veracruz to play all nine of its clubs.

1975-Already up from 15 teams to 20 for the upcoming season, the NASL says it will add four more teams in the future before capping expansion.

1976-The Los Angeles Aztecs say they have agreed to a deal to sign George Best.

1980-Branko Segota scores three goals and adds two assists and Steve Zungul scores three times as the New York Arrows beat the Cleveland Force 9-3 in front of a club record 12,105 fans at the Nassau Coliseum.

1980-Despite three goals from Chris Dangerfield, the Los Angeles Aztecs fall 7-5 as the Memphis Rogues rally from behind at the Mid-South Coliseum.

1981-Jorgen Kristensen has five assists in the Wichita Wings' 8-1 win over the Phoenix Inferno at the Kansas Coliseum.

1983-NASL President Howard Samuels says the owners of the Montreal Manic have agreed in principal for the club to become Team Canada by the end of the year.

1991 -Zoran Karic scores four goals as the Cleveland Crunch edge the Tacoma Stars 7-6.

1985-Greg Blasingame registers a hat trick, and Jim Gabarra's assist extends his point streak to 15 games as the Louisville Thunder beat the Kalamazoo Kangaroos 3-2 at Broadbent Arena.

1991-Roland Wohlfarth scores two goals as Bayern Munich beats the U.S. National Team 4-0 at the Orange Bowl.

1996-Hector Marinaro scores his 900th NPSL regular-season point in the Cleveland Crunch's 27-4 triumph over the Canton Invaders.

The following items were inadvertently posted for Feb 2.

2007- Aaron Susi scores four two-point goals to lead the cellar-dwelling California Cougars to a 21-14 win over the Detroit Ignition 21-14 at Stockton Arena.

2016- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban  purchases a principal ownership stake in the planned Professional Futsal League.

2016- U.S. Soccer files a lawsuit in federal court in Chicago to confirm the existence of the a collective bargaining agreement with the Women's National Team Players Association. The Federation says that the CBA has been in place since 2013 and is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2016. The players claim the agreement expired in 2012.

2017- The U.S. Men's National Team uses Jordan Morris' 59th minute strike to defeat regional rivals Jamaica 1-0 at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. The win marks the first victory of Bruce Arena's second tenure in charge of the MNT.

 

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