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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1930-Siegfried Wortman scores two goals in the Hakoah All-Stars 4-2 win over the New York Giants in an Atlantic Coast Soccer League game at Hawthorne Field.
1967-Bert Rose, an assistant to NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, turns down the job of Commissioner of the NPSL.
1968-The NASL announces the Los Angeles Toros will move to San Diego.
1971-The NASL gives the Kansas City Spurs four days to post their bond for the 1971 season, or the franchise will be terminated.
1973-The NASL awards a Philadelphia franchise to builder Tom McCloskey.
1975-The New York Cosmos say they have agreed to a transfer deal with Manchester United for George Best, and hope to have him in the lineup for the start of the NASL indoor tournament Feb. 6.
1978-The New York Cosmos say they will release Franz Beckenbauer to the West German National Team for the World Cup.
1984-Tatu scores three goals to lead the Tampa Bay Rowdies to a 10-8 win over the New York Cosmos at Madison Square Garden.
1990-Kia scores the Tacoma Stars game-winner at 8:08 of overtime to defeat the Baltimore Blast 4-3.
1997-The Cleveland Crunch's Zoran Karic scores an all-time record 19 points in a 30-10 home win over Columbus, tying the NPSL mark for goals in a game (8) and points in a quarter (10), and becoming the first to score the cycle in a single quarter.
1997-The Buffalo Blizzard's Rudy Pikuzinski scores his 400th NPSL regular season goal in a 10-7 win in Philadelphia.
2001- The Detroit Rockers' Paul Dailly scores the cycle (1-1-1-1-7) in a 12-8 loss to Toronto.
2004- The Chicago Fire announces it has reached an agreement with the Village of Bridgeview to build a $70 million soccer stadium.
2008-P.J. Wakefield has two three-point goals and an assist to lead the Baltimore Blast (9-7) to their third straight win, 12-7 over the Milwaukee Wave in front of 5,467 at 1st Mariner Arena.
2008- Tony DiCicco is named coach of the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team.
2010-Aly Wagner, a member of two U.S. Women's World Cup Teams (2003 and 2007) and two Olympic gold medal teams (2004 and 2008) announces her retirement from pro soccer.
2011-Five-time FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Marta is acquired by the Western New York Flash, taking over the third year of the contract of the two-time Women's Professional Soccer MVP from the defunct FC Gold Pride.
2011- The U.S. Women's National Team gets goals from Carli Lloyd and Amy Rodriguez to defeat host China PR 2-0 and win the 2011 Four Nations Tournament in Chongqing, China.
2012- Graham Zusi's first international goal is all an MLS-heavy U.S. Men's National Team needs to get past Panama 1-0 at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City.