THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY FEBRUARY 5

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY 
 
February 5, 

1922-Jack McGuire scores two goals as Todd Shipyards defeats Philadelphia F.C. 6-3 in an American Soccer League game at Todd Field in Brooklyn.

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1925-Players from the St. Louis Soccer League call for what is believed to be the first strike in American soccer history. The players, from the Ben Millers, Vespers, Scullin Steel and Raticans, want a larger cut of the gate.

1961-The U.S. National Team falls to Colombia 2-0 in front of 35,000 in Bogota.

1969-Former Baltimore Bays general manager Clive Toye is named director of administration and information for the North American Soccer League.

1975-The American Soccer League franchise in Hartford announces it will be the Connecticut Yankees.

1981-John Bain scores four goals to lead the Portland Timbers to a 7-5 win over the Tulsa Roughnecks at the Memorial Coliseum.

1981-Juli Veee nets his sixth hat trick of the season as the San Diego Sockers beat the Dallas Tornado 8-5 at Reunion Arena.

1982-A hat trick by Germain Iglesias gives the Buffalo Stallions a 6-5 win over the New York Arrows in front of 10,039 at the Buffalo Auditorium.

1986-The U.S. and Canada play to a 0-0 draw at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

1991-Nikki Ristic scores at 3:04 of overtime to give the Tacoma Stars a 7-6 win over the Wichita Wings.

1998-Juan Plata scores in the fourth minute of extra time to lift Guatemala to a 1-1 draw with Brazil in a Gold Cup game at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

1998-The USISL's Philadelphia Freedom announces it is ceasing operations.

1998 -Detroit forward Dennis Brose sets club and NPSL records for most points in a quarter (10) and half (14) in the Rockers' 28-14 rout of the visiting St. Louis Ambush.

2000-Harrisburg goaltender Doug Petras has a team record 31 saves in the Heat's 9-8 win over the Cleveland Crunch.

2001-D.C. United selects 16 year old Santino Quaranta in the MLS SuperDraft.

2003-Joe Reiniger's goal at 7:03 of OT gives the Milwaukee Wave a 10-8 win over the Cleveland Force.

2014- David Beckham officially exercises his option in obtaining an MLS franchise for the city of Miami.

 

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