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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1967-The North American Soccer League says it will import foreign teams to represent the 12 cities in the league for the 1967 season, with Aberdeen (Washington D.C.), Stoke City (Cleveland) and Sunderland (Vancouver) already confirmed.
1968-Investment banker Peter Elser, who was co-owner with RKO General of the NPSL's New York Generals, is awarded the New York franchise in the NASL, which will retain the nickname.
1969-The California Clippers open their international schedule with a 3-0 win over Atlas of Guadalajara in front of 5,142 at Kezar Stadium.
1975-Mike Renshaw scores three goals to lead the Dallas Tornado to a 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Atoms in the NASL indoor tournament at Fair Park Arena. The Tornado advance to the tournament final with a one goal differential after all four teams post a single win in the two-day event.
1980-Steve Zungul scores five goals and adds three assists in the New York Arrows' 12-8 win over the Wichita Wings.
1991-Thompson Usiyan registers his fifth hat trick of the season as the St. Louis Ambush lose to the Tacoma Stars 8-6.
1991-Hector Marinaro's fourth hat trick of the season leads the Cleveland Crunch to a 6-2 win over the Dallas Sidekicks.
1996-Hector Marinaro has 15 points as the Cleveland Crunch beat the visiting St. Louis Ambush 36-21 in the NPSL's highest-scoring regular season game ever.
1997-The Detroit Rockers' Dennis Brose scores the cycle for 16 points, tying a record with three 3pgs in a 21-16 win in Toronto.
2001-Bernie Lilavois has nine points (4-2pg, 1-a), including the game-winning goal, in the Harrisburg Heat's 21-15 win over Philadelphia.
2007-The U.S. Women's National Team, playing with a lineup of numerous young players against a Germany team doing the same, battles to a scoreless draw in its opening game of the Four Nations Tournament at Guangdong Olympic Stadium in Guangzhou, China.