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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1914-For the third time, Bethlehem F.C. and the West Hudsons play to a 1-1 draw in the third round of the American Cup, this time at Harrison Oval, necessitating a fourth game, which will be played at a neutral site.
1954-The United States falls 4-0 to Mexico in a World Cup qualifier in Mexico City.
1954-Alf Zeller scores two goals to lead a 3-2 come from behind win for the Baltimore Rockets over the Brooklyn Hakoah in an American Soccer League game at Westport Stadium.
1967-The Philadelphia team in the National Professional Soccer League names former Hungarian National Coach John Szep as head coach, and announces its team name will be Spartans.
1970-Camden Olympics join the American Soccer League.
1974-Former Rochester Lancers head coach Alex Perolli is named coach of the new NASL team in Los Angeles.
1977-The North American Soccer League suspends the Boston Minutemen franchise and approves the sale and transfer of the Philadelphia Atoms to San Antonio.
1980-Ray Klivecka resigns as head coach of the New York Cosmos.
1980-Slobodan Jankovic scores 2:37 into overtime to give the Buffalo Stallions a 10-9 win over the New York Arrows in front of 9,242 at the Memorial Auditorium, snapping a four-game losing streak.
1982-The New York Arrows place MISL scoring leader Steve Zungul on waivers, as a prelude to a possible trade with an NASL club.
1985-Keith Furphy scores four minutes into overtime to give the Cleveland Force a 5-4 win over the Las Vegas Americans in front of 11,196 at the Richfield Coliseum.
1986-Branko Segota scores four goals to lead the San Diego Sockers to a 10-7 win over the St. Louis Steamers at the San Diego Arena.
2007- The Long Island Rough Riders acquire Long Island territorial rights to a W-League team from the United Soccer Leagues.
2007- Real Madrid midfielder and former England captain David Beckham signs a five-year contract to become a member of the Los Angeles Galaxy.
2007- Baltimore's Mike Lookingland and California's Vicente Figueroa trade seven-point hat tricks, but the Blast ultimately muster the most firepower, defeating the Cougars 20-9 in front of 3,811 at Stockton Arena.
2010- The Chicago Fire officially introduce Carlos de los Cobos as their fifth head coach.
2013- Junior midfielder Crystal Dunn from the University of North Carolina and junior forward Patrick Mullins from the University of Maryland are named the winners of the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy.
2014- Savannah Jordan scores in her second straight match, Andi Sullivan nets a penalty kick in the first half and substitute McKenzie Meehan tallies late in the game as the U.S. qualifie for the semifinal stage of the 2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship with a 3-0 victory against Jamaica at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in the Cayman Islands.
2016- The North American Soccer League suspends operations of the Atlanta Silverbacks for the 2016 season.
2016- Peter Wilt announces he will be leaving the Indy Eleven to pursue creation of a North American Soccer League team in Chicago. The club announces that former Indianapolis Motor Speedway President and CEO Jeff Belskus has assumed the president's role.