THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY JANUARY 4

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY 

January 4, 

1913-With the game tied 1-1in the 70th minute, referee D.M. Whyte halts the replay of a third round American Cup game between Bethlehem Steel and the West Hudsons because of a heavy gale and muddy field conditions at Harrison Oval.

1932-The New York Giants defeat the New Bedford Whalers 6-0 at the Polo Grounds, winning the American Soccer League championship series 9-8 on aggregate.

1966-The American Soccer League announces Glasgow Celtic and Chelsea have been signed to tour the United States and Canada in the spring.

1968-The league resulting from the merger of the United Soccer Association and the National Professional Soccer League announces it will call itself the Professional Soccer League and will have 19 teams, with no two-team markets.

1972-After a two-year hiatus, the new owners of the Baltimore Bays announce that rather than rejoin the NASL, the team will play a series of international exhibitions.

1974-Dan Counce scores in overtime to give St. Louis University its 10th NCAA Championship with a 2-1 win over UCLA in front of 5,661 at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

1977-The NASL's Hartford Bicentennials announce they are moving to New Haven and will play in the Yale Bowl.

1978-The NASL announces it has awarded its sixth and final expansion team for the 1978 season to Houston.

1979-The Washington Diplomats say they are close to signing European Footballer of the Year Kevin Keegan.

1980-Branko Segota scores six goals to lead the New York Arrows to an 11-5 win over the Philadelphia Fever at Nassau Coliseum. Although the Fever hold Steve Zungul scoreless for the first time in 19 games, their five-game winning streak is snapped.

1984-A new NASL franchise, which will still be called the Tulsa Roughnecks, is awarded to Tulsa Cable Television. The awarding of a new franchise is intended to help the new owner avoid the debts of the previous owners of the team.

1986-Stan Stamenkovic scores three goals to lead the Baltimore Blast to an 8-4 win over the Dallas Sidekicks at the Baltimore Arena.

1989-Preki scores three first half goals to lead the Tacoma Stars to a 10-4 rout of the Baltimore Blast at the Baltimore Arena.

1990-Virginia's Tony Meola is named the Missouri Athletic Club's Collegiate Soccer Player of the Year.

1991-Atlanta becomes the sixth U.S. city to officially bid to host games during the 1994 World Cup.

1999-Milwaukee's Keith Tozer becomes the first NPSL coach with 300 regular-season wins as the Wave defeats Edmonton 10-7.

2007- Bob Bradley opens his first training camp as coach of the U.S. National Team.

2006-U.S. Soccer and the Women's National Team  finalize a collective bargaining agreement that will give its top players security through 2012. The agreement includes the  Women's World Cups in 2007 and 2011 and the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

2009-The New Jersey Ironmen snap a 10-game road losing streak, and win their first game of the Xtreme Soccer League season 13-7 over the Chicago Storm at the Sears Center.

2010-After considering the possibility of moving MLS Cup from a neutral venue to the home stadium of the higher-seeded team playing in the championship match  Major League Soccer says the MLS Cup format will be retained for 2010.

2011-Chivas USA names Robin Fraser as the team's fourth head coach.

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