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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1926-Archie Stark scores three goals as host Bethlehem Steel defeats the New York Giants 5-2 in an American Soccer League game.
1928-The Brooklyn Wanderers announce the signing of three foreign stars to strengthen their lineup for the National Challenge Cup competition, adding Karl Jisda of Austria, John Brown of Canada and Bela Rosenberg of Palestine.
1975-Oneonta State midfielder Farrukh Quraishi is named winner of the Hermann Trophy.
1978-The North American Soccer League announces it has aligned into a two conference format, with 12 teams each in the American and National Conferences.
1979-Gerry Morielli scores his third goal of the game at 13:19 of overtime to give the Houston Summit a 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Spirit at the Civic Arena.
1980-Steve Zungul scores three goals and assists on four others lead the New York Arrows to a 10-5 win over the Buffalo Stallions at the Nassau Coliseum.
1981-Steve Zungul scores a career-high five goals and adds an assist as the New York Arrows win their 12th game in a row, 10-1 over the Phoenix Inferno at the Nassau Coliseum.
1983-The United States, along with Brazil, Mexico and Canada, formally submit bids to host the 1986 World Cup after Colombia has to withdraw from hosting.
1986-Goalkeeper David Brcic posts a shutout as the Pittsburgh Spirit defeat the Kansas City Comets 2-0 at the Civic Arena.
1999-Kevin Sloan scores the cycle (3pt, 2pt, 1pt, a) as the Philadelphia KiXX remain a perfect 7-0 at home with a 15-12 win over the Harrisburg Heat in front of 9,753 fans at the Spectrum.
1999-MLS Commissioner Doug Logan visits Philadelphia and says the city would be on the league's radar for its next round of expansion if plans for a new football stadium move forward.
2009- Playing in his first game in the Premier League, Landon Donovan sets up the first goal in Everton's 2-2 draw with Arsenal at snowy Emirates Stadium.
2011- A deal for the Los Angeles Galaxy to loan David Beckham to Tottenham Hotspur falls through over insurance issues and the Galaxy's insistence on the length of the loan.
2013- Chivas USA names Wilmer Cabrera as the club's third head coach in a year.
2017- U.S. Women's National Team co-captain Carli Lloyd is named FIFA Women's Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, becoming the fourth player to win the award in consecutive years.
2017- The North American Soccer League announces that it has amicably agreed to part ways with commissioner Bill Peterson.