THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY FEBRUARY 4

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

February 4,

 

1928-The Brooklyn Wanderers advance to the semifinals of the National Challenge Cup by defeating Bethlehem Steel 3-2 on the road.
 

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1971-Citing three years of heavy losses, the Kansas City Spurs announce they will no longer field a team in the North American Soccer League.
 

1971-After a fan contest, the New York team in the NASL selects Cosmos as its name.


1974-The New York Cosmos announce they have signed a three-year lease with the City of New York to play home games at Downing Stadium on Randall's Island.


1976-The Chicago Sting sign former NASL MVP John Kowalik, who set league scoring records with 30 goals and 69 points with the Chicago Mustangs in 1968.


1979-Fred Grgurev scores three goals and adds two assists in the Philadelphia Fever's 7-4 win over the Cleveland Force at Richfield Coliseum.


1980-The New York Apollo fire Jim McGeough after the team slumped to a 6-18-4 record one year after winning the American Soccer League title.


1983-Three goals from Paul Child and a pair from Stan Terlecki help the Pittsburgh Spirit to a 5-4 win over the Golden Bay Earthquakes at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.


1984-Baltimore Blast owner Bernie Rodin says he is considering selling the Major Indoor Soccer League franchise in order to pursue either the National Football League's Baltimore Colts or a team in the United States Football League.


1990-Eric Wynalda, playing in his first international, scores in the fourth minute, but the U.S. loses to Colombia 9-8 on penalty kicks in the consolation game of the Marlboro Cup of Miami.


1999-The Rochester Rhinos say they will spend $21 million if the city will provide $10 million for a soccer- specific stadium they need to get into Major League Soccer.


2001-Hector Marinaro scores five straight second half goals including three on shootout attempts to notch 7 points and lead Cleveland Crunch to an 18-10 win over the Philadelphia KiXX.


2010- Shannon Boxx is the first player taken in the Women's Professional Soccer dispersal draft of former Los Angeles Sol players, by St. Louis Athletica.  
 

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