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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1929-Jack Lamont scores all four of his team's goals, but Newark falls to Bethlehem 5-3 in an Eastern League game played at Starlight Park in New York.
1968-The Greater Philadelphia Area Chamber of Commerce says it is backing an effort to save the Philadelphia Spartans.
1976-The Tampa Bay Rowdies sign Manchester City star Rodney Marsh.
1978-Timo Liekoski is named head coach of Houston's new NASL team.
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1979-The Washington Diplomats say they are finalizing a transfer for Argentina captain Daniel Passarella from River Plate.
1981-The North American Soccer League owners formally vote to terminate the Rochester Lancers franchise.
1982-Brent Barling scores 30 seconds into overtime to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 9-8 win over the San Diego Sockers at Pacific Coliseum.
1984-The NASL says it will award a franchise for free to any owner that meets league approval.
1985-Angelo DiBernardo scores two goals and assists on another to lead the New York Cosmos to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Strikers at the Meadowlands Arena.
1986-Tatu scores five goals as the Dallas Sidekicks romp 8-1 over the Minnesota Strikers at the Met Center.
1987-The Orlando Lions announce their intentions to join the American Soccer League.
1988-Branko Segota scores three goals and assists on another in the San Diego Sockers' 7-2 win over the Baltimore Blast at the San Diego Arena, moving into second place on the MISL's all-time scoring list behind Steve Zungul with 305 goals and 240 assists.
1990-The United States World Cup Organizing Committee sends specifications for site selection to 22 potential markets.
1991-Branko Segota scores three goals and goalkeeper Victor Nogueira posts a shutout in the San Diego Sockers' 7-0 win over the Dallas Sidekicks at the Sports Arena.
1997-Cleveland's Kia Zolgharnain becomes the seventh player in indoor soccer history to score 500 regular season goals, reaching the milestone in a 19-12 Crunch win over Toronto in Rochester, NY.
2001-The Philadelphia KiXX set a franchise record with their eighth consecutive win, 7-6 over the Buffalo Blizzard.
2007- Mike Apple scores from three-point range and adds an assist to lead the Detroit Ignition to their third straight win, 14-6 over the Milwaukee Wave at Compuware Arena.
2009-The Los Angeles Sol of Women's Professional Soccer sign Brazilian star Marta on the same day she is named by FIFA as the Women's World Player of the Year for the third year in a row.
2010- The USA Bid Committee unveils a list of 18 venues as potential sites for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. The list includes Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston (Foxborough, Mass.), Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York (East Rutherford, N.J.), Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, D.C.
2012- MLS commissioner Don Garber says he wants a second New York area team based in Manhattan, and adds that a price tag for the franchise would be in the $100 million range.