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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY FEBRUARY 8
1968-The North American Soccer Leagues' San Diego Toros sign a five year lease to play in Balboa Stadium.
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1975-The New York Cosmos fall to the Rochester Lancers 8-7, but advance to the NASL Indoor final tournament via goal differential, as Hartford defeats the Boston Minutemen 5-3 at the Rochester War Memorial.
1979-Yuri Gavrillo scores four goals as Moskow Spartak defeats the Philadelphia Fever 11-4 at the Spectrum.
1981-Steve Zungul and Fred Grgurev each scores three goals in the New York Arrows' 9-2 win over the Hartford Hellions.
1983-Team America opens training camp in Tampa.
1985- Perry Van der Beck scores as the U.S. ties Switzerland 1-1 in a friendly at Tampa Stadium.
1991- Jan Goossens scores five goals in the Kansas City Comets' 9-5 win over the San Diego Sockers.
1996-Rookie Jason Willan scores six goals and 10 points to lead the Detroit Rockers past the visiting Chicago Power 22-9, in front of a school-day crowd of 6,911 at Joe Louis Arena.
2013- Mauricio Salles scores a hat trick to lead the Rochester Lancers to a 19-15 win over the Chicago Soul in a Major Indoor Soccer League game at the Sears Center Arena.
2014- Carli Lloyd has two goals and an assist, Christen Press has two second half goals and Heather O'Reilly adds a goal and an assist to lead the US Women's National Team to a 7-0 win over Russia in front of 8,857 fans at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton.
2015- The US Women's National Team surrenders two goals within as many minutes en route to a 2-0 loss to France in an international friendly before 15,663 at Stade du Moustoir in Lorient.
2015- Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey score first-half goals to lead the U.S. National Team to a 2-0 triumph over Panama at the StubHub Center.