THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY JANUARY 29

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

January 29, 
 
1967-Pelé scores twice, but River Plate defeats Santos 4-2 in front of 31,291 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

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1971-The NASL terminates the Kansas City Spurs franchise.

1977-The New York Cosmos confirm that they are in negotiations to obtain German National Team Captain Franz Beckenbauer.

1978-Farrukh Quraishi and Joey Fink each score three goals as the Tampa Bay Rowdies rout the Washington Diplomats 11-3 at the D.C. Armory.

1980-The Los Angeles Skyhawks announce they are dropping out of the American Soccer League due to lack of fan support.

1982-The Baltimore Blast's Joey Fink scores seven goals and assists on two more in a 9-2 win over the New Jersey Rockets.

1996-Dave MacWilliams resigns as Baltimore Spirit coach and is replaced by defender Mike Stankovic.

2000-Hector Marinaro registers 11 points including the game-winning goal as the Cleveland Crunch defeat  the Baltimore Blast 17-13.

2006-Taylor Twellman scores twice in the opening 17 minutes and finishes with a hat trick to lift the U.S.  to a stunning 5-0 victory over an embarrassed Norway side in front of 16,366 at the Home Depot Center.

2006- Greg Howes and Todd Dusosky each score three goals to lead the Milwaukee Wave to an 11-5 win over the Baltimore Blast in front of 3,413 at U.S. Cellular Arena.

2012-Abby Wambach scores two goals and creates a third in only one half of action, while Alex Morgan finds the back of the net twice and sets up two others as the U.S.  cruises to a 4-0 victory over Canada in the CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualifying tournament championship game before a capacity crowd of 25,427 at BC Place.

2013- The United States men and Canada play to a scoreless draw in an international friendly at BBVA Compass Stadium.

2014- The Los Angeles Galaxy  become the first Major League Soccer team to place a franchise in the third division USL PRO. 

2016- Former U.S. women's national team head coach and University of North Carolina head women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance is named the 2016 winner of the Werner Fricker Builder Award.

2017- In Bruce Arena's first game back as coach, the US Men's National Team plays to a 0-0 draw with Serbia at  Qualcomm Stadium.

 

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