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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1967-The Chicago Mustangs name former U.S. Olympic coach George Meyer as head coach.
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1968-The Cleveland Stokers sign 11 players from the defunct Philadelphia Spartans, including 1967 NPSL MVP Reuben Navarro.
1969-The NASL announces it will operate with five franchises, Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Kansas City and St. Louis, and that it will use a split schedule format, with foreign clubs representing the cities in the first half of the season.
1978-After a failed attempt to obtain controlling interest of the American Soccer League team, Cleveland Cobras president Eric J. Henderson resigns.
1980-The New York Cosmos name F.C. Cologne manager Hennes Weisweiller as the team's head coach.
1981-After playing two seasons at the Rose Bowl, the Los Angeles Aztecs announce they will return to the LA Coliseum, signing a three-year lease.
1981- Steve Zungul scores five goals as the New York Arrows win their record 19th straight win in a 9-8 triumph over the Hartford Hellions at the Nassau Coliseum.
1985-Gene Willrich scores four goals to lead the San Diego Sockers to a 6-1 win over the New York Cosmos at the Meadowland Arena.
1987-Barry Wallace scores three goals in the Wichita Wings 7-2 win over the Chicago Sting at the Kansas Coliseum.
1996-Zoran Karic's 11 points helps visiting Cleveland snap Kansas City's NPSL-record 18-game winning streak, 19-9.
1998- Bojan Vuckovic sets Baltimore Spirit records for goals (7) and points (12) in a 21-16 win over visiting Cleveland.
1999- Ed Carmean's shorthanded 3pg gives Kansas City a 12-0 lead and the Attack holds off host Philadelphia 12-11 to snap the KiXX's 12-game home winning streak.
2007- Lori Chalupny and Natasha Kai score as the U.S. Women's National Team defeats China, 2-0, to win the Four Nations Tournament in Guangzhou, China.
2010- Sydney Leroux scores in the 86th minute to break a scoreless tie and lift the United States to a 1-0 victory over Mexico and to the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship.
2012- Women's Professional Soccer announces the league is suspending the 2012 season, largely due to a legal battle with Dan Borislow, owner of the league's former magicJack team.
2013- Five players --Tony Beltran Matt Besler Justin Morrow , Will Bruin and Alfredo Morales -- earn their first caps as the U.S. plays to a 0-0 draw with Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium.
2017-Paul Riley is named coach of the North Carolina Courage, signing a new deal to guide the team he lead to the 2016 championship as the Western New York Flash.