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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1927-Playing in a near blizzard, Boston defeats the Brooklyn Wanderers 3-1 at Hawthorne Field, while the city's other ASL game, between the New York Giants and Newark at New York Oval, is postponed.
1968-Ferenc Puskas is named head coach of the NASL's Vancouver Royals, succeeding Bobby Robson.
1972-Archie Roboostoff scores in the 53rd minute to give the U.S. a 1-1 Olympic qualifying draw with Jamaica in Kingston.
1973-The New York Cosmos say they have made a second offer to Manchester United to acquire the suspended George Best.
1974-The NASL awards an San Jose expansion franchise to Milan Mandaric.
1975-George Best arrives in New York to negotiate a contract with the New York Cosmos.
1980-A number of legal entanglements involving the Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Suncoast League's St. Petersburg Thunderbolts delays the Philadelphia Fever's signing of Rodney Marsh as player-coach.
1981-Juli Veee scores five goals and assists on another to lead the San Diego Sockers to an 8-6 win over the Los Angeles Aztecs at the San Diego Sports Arena.
1984-David Schoenstadt, owner of the New York Arrows, meets with Cincinnati Gardens President Jerry Robinson to discuss a possible move of the franchise. Indianapolis, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City and Fresno are also mentioned as possible locations for the team.
1985-The New York Cosmos, despite losses in the millions, say they will finish the MISL season and play outdoors in the summer.
1987-Stan Stamenkovic scores four goals in the Baltimore Blast's 7-5 win over the New York Express at Nassau Coliseum.
1989-Bob Gansler is named coach of the U.S. National Team, replacing Lothar Osiander who asked to be relieved when the position was made full time.
1991- Godfrey Ingram registers his second hat trick in a week as the St. Louis Ambush defeat the Dallas Sidekicks 10-4.
1998- Buffalo defender Bobby DiNunzio becomes only the third player to play in his 400th NPSL game as the Blizzard falls 19-12 to the visiting Cincinnati Silverbacks.
2004-The youngest player in modern professional sports, 14-year old Freddy Adu, is selected by D.C United with the No. 1 selection in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.
2008- Goalkeeper Hope Solo makes her return to the U.S. Women's National Team in a 4-0 victory over Canada in the opening game of the Four Nations Tournament. Amy Rodriguez, in her international debut, and midfielder Lindsay Tarpley score two goals apiece in Pia Sundhage's first game as U.S. women's national coach, while Heather O'Reilly has three assists.
2009- The Boston Breakers select U.S. National Team forward Amy Rodriguez as the very first player in Women's Professional Soccer's inaugural college draft held at the St. Louis Convention Center.
2011- Ante Cop nets a fourth-quarter game-winner, assists on a goal and makes 22 saves -- including one in the final second -- to lead the Chicago Riot to a 14-12 win over the Baltimore Blast at the Odeum Sports and Expo Center.
2013- The North American Soccer League grants a franchise to Indianapolis, making it the league's 12th team.
2013- Robbie Keane signs a multi-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
2014- Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber says the league would make an announcement about a potential franchise in Miami early in February.
2015- The Houston Dash select two-time Hermann Trophy winner Morgan Brian as the first selection in the National Women' Soccer League draft held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.