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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1922-Dougie Campbell scores two goals to lead Philadelphia F.C. to a 2-1 win over J & P Coats at the Philadelphia Ball Park.
1929-Representatives from the United States Soccer Football Association, the Eastern Soccer League and the outlaw American Soccer League meet at the Cornish Arms Hotel in New York to try and work out a peace agreement.
1968-A campaign is started to save the Philadelphia Spartans, as local soccer officials begin soliciting pledges with a goal of 100,000 donors contributing $10 each.
1969-After their plan to form a single touring team for three years is rejected, owners of eight NASL teams say they will field teams in 1969--Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Chicago, Kansas City, New York, Oakland and St. Louis. The league names Atlanta Chiefs Coach/GM Phil Woosnam Executive Director, effective immediately.
1971-The NASL announces it is moving its league headquarters from Atlanta to New York.
1975-The NASL says it has offered Oregon Professional Soccer an expansion franchise for Portland.
1975-George Best's arrival in New York to finalize a contract with the Cosmos is delayed because of business in London.
1978-Art Welch scores four goals to lead the Washington Diplomats to 9-2 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in an indoor soccer game at the DC Armory Starplex.
1982-Joe Rausch scores three goals including the overtime winner to lead the New Jersey Rockets over the Kansas City Comets 4-3 at the Meadowlands Arena.
1983-After toying with purchasing several North American Soccer League franchises, Detroit Express owner Sonny Van Arnem says his team will remain in the American Soccer League.
1984-Juli Veee records his second hat trick of the season to lead the San Diego Sockers over the Tampa Bay Rowdies 10-2 at the San Diego Sports Arena.
1986-Owner Joe Robbie says the Minnesota Strikers will need to find new investors in order to continue past the end of the season.
1987-The New York Express snap their 13-game losing streak, beating the Chicago Sting 6-4 at the Nassau Coliseum.
1991-Indiana defender Ken Snow becomes the first two-time winner of the Missouri Athletic Club Collegiate Soccer Player of the Year Award.
2010- The New York Red Bulls name Swedish native Hans Backe as the 13th coach in the team's 15-year history.
2013- Abby Wambach is named FIFA women's player of the year and former USA coach Pia Sundhage is selected Women's Coach of the Year.
2015- The New York Red Bulls name Jesse Marsch Head Coach.
2015- Steven Gerrard, long-time Liverpool captain as well as captain of England's national team, is signed as a Designated Player by the LA Galaxy.
2016- Los Angeles Football Club unveils its official crest while also introducing comic Will Ferrell as one of the team's owners.
2016- U.S. Soccer announces revisions to its Open Cup policies to allow professional clubs controlling teams at multiple levels to enter only their highest-level professional team.
2017- Jacksonville Armada FC is put up for sale with the North American Soccer League as a prospective new owner.
2017-The New York Cosmos confirm that they will return for the 2017 North American Soccer League season.
Coming soon: The North American Soccer League Guide 2018!