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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1922-Caledonians of Detroit qualify for the Western final of the National Challenge Cup by defeating Arden (Pa.) 3-2 at Packard Park in Detroit.
1968-The drive to save the Philadelphia Spartans falls short, and the club is officially dropped from the NASL.
1974-Yale soccer coach Hubert Vogelsinger is named head coach of the Boston expansion team of the NASL.
1980-The imminent sale of the American Soccer League's New Jersey Americans to a Miami group headed by Ron Newman is revealed.
1982-Damir Sutevski scores two goals to give the Montreal Manic a 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies at the Montreal Forum.
1984-Chico Borja scores 2:10 into overtime to give the New York Cosmos a 6-5 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at the Meadowlands Arena.
1985-The Las Vegas Americans' Keith Van Eron makes 19 saves to help defeat his former team, the Baltimore Blast 6-5 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
1992-Dale Mitchell scores at 10:35 of overtime to give the Tacoma Stars a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Storm at the TacomaDome.
1999-Franklin McIntosh chips in a game-tying three-pointer with five seconds left in regulation, then blasts in a three-point restart goal at 1:16 of overtime to give the Baltimore Spirit a 14-11 win over the Wave in Milwaukee.
2008- The LA Galaxy acquire forward Carlos Ruiz from FC Dallas in exchange for allocation money and a second round pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.
2009- Jeff Agoos and Joy Fawcett are elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame
2010- Two-time U.S. Open Cup winners the Brooklyn Italians join the National Premier Soccer League.
2013- The New York Cosmos confirm that they want to build a $400 million, 25,000 seat soccer stadium at Belmont Park, with a planned opening of 2016.
2015- Major League Soccer names its Most Valuable Player award after Landon Donovan, who retired in December after playing 14 seasons in the league.