THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY JANUARY 17

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY 
 
January 17, 

 
1967-The Baltimore Bays name former St. Mirren coach Doug Millward as the team's head coach.

1968-The Detroit Cougars announce they lost $225,000 operating in 1967, while the Atlanta Chiefs say they lost $300,000.

1973-NASL Commissioner Phil Woosnam says Philadelphia is in line to get an expansion team for 1974.

1975-The Pittsburgh Miners become the ninth team in the American Soccer League.

1978-The Major Indoor Soccer League announces Philadelphia as its first franchise.

1980-The New York Cosmos sign Ricky Davis and David Brcic to professional contracts, after they spent the 1979 season as amateurs, making them ineligible for the US Olympic team.

1991- Tatu's seventh hat trick of the season leads the Dallas Sidekicks to an 8-3 win over the Cleveland Crunch.

 

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1997- The Cleveland Crunch's Tim Tyma blocks his NPSL-record 1,000th career shot in the first quarter of a 20-13 home win over the Wichita Wings.

1998-St. Louis goalie Jamie Swanner becomes the first goalkeeper in NPSL history to play 400 games, in the Ambush's 15-8 win over Baltimore.

1998- Cincinnati forward Gino DiFlorio scores his 400th NPSL career goal on a shootout in the Silverbacks' 14-11 loss to the visiting Cleveland Crunch.

2007-After the position is vacant for a month, Chivas USA elevates Preki to the head coaching position vacated by Bob Bradley.

2008-The new women's professional soccer league launching in Spring 2009 with  seven teams unveils its name -- Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) -- at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America  annual convention in Baltimore.

2008- WPS commissioner Tonya Antonucci says the league's New Jersey franchise, Sky Blue, is negotiation to play at Rutgers University while waiting for Red Bull Park in Harrison, N.J. to be completed.

2014- The Washington Spirit select  University of North Carolina senior Crystal Dunn with the first pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft held in Philadelphia.

 

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