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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1976-After a name the team contest, the Minnesota team in the NASL announces it will be the Kicks.
1978-Hugo Sanchez and Cabinho score to lead Universidad to a 2-0 win over Grasshoppers of Zurich in front of 15,500 at the LA Coliseum.
1980-Fred Grgurev scores two late goals, extending his consecutive games scoring streak to 18, while leading the Philadelphia Fever past the Detroit Lightning 8-4 at Cobo Arena.
1982-The U.S. Court of Appeals grants the NASL an injunction against the NFL's rule which bans its owners from owning teams in other sports leagues.
1985-Karl-Heinz Granitza scores his 42nd goal of the season to lead the Chicago Sting to a 3-0 win over the Kansas City Comets in front of 15,014 at Chicago Stadium.
1990 - Domenic Mobilio scores three goals for the Baltimore Blast and Dale Mitchell scores three goals for the Kansas City Comets in an 8-4 Blast win.
1990- Jim Gabarra gives the San Diego Sockers a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Crunch with a goal at 9:08 of overtime.
2001-Paul Wright (3pg, 3a) and Denison Cabral (2pg, 3-1ph,1a) each record six points as the Baltimore Blast beats the Cleveland Force for the second time in as many days, 26-13.
2004-Former U.S. National Team defender and MLS veteran Alexi Lalas is named President and General Manager of the San Jose Earthquakes, becoming the first former player to serve as President of a league team.
2007- Defender Jon Greenfield scores two goals, including the three-point game-winner at 6:30 of the second quarter, and goalkeeper Sanaldo makes 22 saves as the Detroit Ignition defeat the Baltimore Blast 10-6 at the 1st Mariner Arena.
2008- Jorge Valle scores three goals and Miodrag Djerisilo has a goal and three assists as the previously winless Orlando Sharks win their third straight game, 19-6 over the California Cougars at Stockton Arena.
2012-Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan score as the United States qualifies for a fifth consecutive Olympic tournament with a 3-0 win over Costa Rica at BC Place.
2012-Christine Sinclair scores twice to lead Canada into the London Olympic Games with a 3-1 win over Mexico at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament at BC Place.
2013-Luan Oliveira has four goals to lead the Milwaukee Wave to an 18-10 win over the Chicago Soul at the U.S. Cellular Arena.
2016-The Los Angeles Galaxy acquire former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole.