THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY JANUARY 14

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  
January 14, 
1928-Tom Gillespie scores two goals to lead Bethlehem Steel to a 3-1 win over Centennial FC in a U.S. National Challenge Cup game .

1972-The NASL says the Atlanta Chiefs will play in 1972, despite losing $100,000 in 1971.

 

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1975-Hartford is awarded an NASL expansion team.

1976-The Chicago Sting chooses Playboy Playmate of the Year Marilyn Lange in the fourth round of the NASL draft.

1979-Steve Zungul scores three goals and 17-year-old Branko Segota adds two as the New York Arrows defeat the Philadelphia Fever 11-6 at the Nassau Coliseum.

1981-Karl-Heinz Granitza scores four goals in the Chicago Stings 10-6 win over the Minnesota Kicks at the Met Center.

1981-After losing $3.2 million on the team, Global TV Network says the Toronto Blizzard is for sale.

1983-The MISL approves the sale by the bankruptcy court of the Phoenix Inferno to Arizona businessman Bruce Merrill.

1988-Charlotte Hornets owner George Shinn says he's not interested in buying the Baltimore Blast, which is looking to relocate or get a better lease deal.

1990-Tatu scores three goals and adds two assists in the Dallas Sidekicks' 8-2 win over the Kansas City Comets at Kemper Arena.

1992-World Cup USA Chairman Alan Rothenberg says 12 sites will be selected for the 1994 World Cup.

1999-Harrisburg Heat goalie Doug Petras stops 30 of 32 shots faced and scores a two-point goal in a 10-4 triumph over the Edmonton Drillers at the Edmonton Coliseum.

2001-The Philadelphia KiXX fire 60 shots to Cleveland's 40, forcing Crunch goalkeeper Otto Orf to make 37 saves, while John Ball scores 10 points (1-3-0-1) for the Crunch in their 22-18 win.

2005- The U.S. Men's National Team Players Association rejects US Soccer's offer to go to independent mediation to resolve a labor dispute provided the union agrees to a no-strike provision throughout the remainder of World Cup qualifying.

2007- Genoni Martinez scores two three-pointers in the first quarter, and finishes with eight points as the Philadelphia KiXX batter  the Baltimore Blast 16-8 in front of 6,075 at the Wachovia Spectrum.

2010- Preki Radosavljevic, Major League Soccer's only two-time MVP, and Thomas Dooley, the 1993 U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year, are elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

2014- Maryland senior forward Patrick Mullins and Virginia junior midfielder Morgan Brian are named  the  winners of the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy.

2016- Wake Forest midfielder Jack Harrison, is selected by the Chicago Fire as the first pick of the MLS SuperDraft  and is traded to New York City FC for the fourth overall draft choice and allocation money

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