THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY JANUARY 6

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  
January 6, 
1923-William S. Haddock is elected chairman of the Olympic Committee of the United States Soccer Football Association.

1973-The NASL awards an expansion franchise to The Omni Group, owners of the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Flames.

1975-The New York Cosmos say they are close to signing Manchester United star George Best.

1977-Hartwick's Glen Myernick is named winner of the Hermann Trophy.

1977-A group of Rhode Island businessmen say they are trying to raise $250,000 to acquire the Boston Minutemen and move the team to Providence.

1980-Fred Pereira scores three goals to lead the Atlanta Chiefs to a 5-2 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at The Omni.

1981-Mark Liveric scores three goals, leading a 10-4 Baltimore Blast rout of the Philadelphia Fever at The Spectrum.

1982-Stan Terlecki scores three goals to lead the Pittsburgh Spirit to a 6-1 win over the Baltimore Blast at the Civic Arena.

1983-Karl-Heinz Granitza scores two goals as the Chicago Sting extend their win streak to five games with an 11-2 rout of the Cleveland Force at Chicago Stadium.

1985-Paul Kitson's three goals lead the Baltimore Blast to a 5-4 comeback win over the Chicago Sting at the Baltimore Arena, extending their winning streak to eight games while ending the Sting's 10 game win streak.

1991- Zoran Karic scores three goals in the Cleveland Crunch's 6-5 win over the Wichita Wings.

1991- Billy Ronson scores at 1:08 of overtime to give the Baltimore Blast a 7-5 win over the St. Louis Ambush. Thompson Usiyan scored three goals for St. Louis.

1996-CONCACAF announces the Gold Cup will go on as scheduled, as visiting teams are able to obtain visas after a U.S. government funding bill is approved, ending a government shutdown.

2000-The Kansas City Attack end the Edmonton Drillers' nine-game home winning streak with a 12-10 triumph led by Jeff Davis' two 3-pt goals.

2001-The Philadelphia KiXX record  a 15-12 victory over the Cleveland Crunch to notch the 100th win in franchise history.

2011- U.S. Soccer appoints former U.S. national coach April Heinrichs as the technical director and Jill Ellis as the development director for the U.S. Women's National Teams.

2012- Senior midfielder Teresa Noyola from Stanford University and junior forward Andrew Wenger from Duke University are announced as the winners of the 2011 Missouri Athletic Clubs Hermann Trophy.

2015- The National Women's Soccer League names  Jeff Plush Commissioner.

2017- The U.S. Soccer Board of Directors votes to grant provisional Division II status to the North American Soccer League and United Soccer League for the 2017 season.

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