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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1960-Todor Veselinovic scores four goals as Red Star Belgrade defeats Rapid Vienna 5-2 in the opening game of the second half of the International Soccer League season at the Polo Grounds in New York.
1961-Rudolf Kucera scores four goals as Dukla Prague routs Petah Tikva of Israel 7-1 in an International Soccer League game at the Polo Grounds. Monaco won the opening game of the doubleheader, beating Rapid Vienna 3-2.
1967-Former University of St. Louis coach Bob Guelker is elected president of the United States Soccer Football Association at the annual convention held in Cleveland.
1975-Kaizer Motaung tallies a Denver club record six points on two goals and two assists as the Dynamo overpower the San Antonio Thunder 6-2.
1977-With two goals in a 4-1 win over the New York Cosmos, the Los Angeles Aztecs Steve David extends his scoring streak to 10 games. A crowd of 32,165 at the LA Coliseum set a record for pro soccer in California.
1978-Steve Hunt scores two goals as the New York Cosmos win their 23rd straight home game, 4-1 over the California Surf.
1994-Rudi Voeller scores two goals and assists on another as Germany defeats Belgium 3-2 in a World Cup Round of 16 game at Soldier Field in Chicago. Spain defeats Switzerland 3-0 in the other Round of 16 match at R.F.K. Stadium.
2007-The United States falls to Paraguay, 3-1, in a Copa America game at Estadio Agustin Tovar in Barinas, Venezuela.
2008-Abby Wambach scores the 99th goal of her career, and three other players added goals as the U.S. Women’s National Team wins for the first time ever in Norway, 4-0.
2010-Real Salt Lake extends their home unbeaten streak to 18 MLS games (22 games overall) with a 5-0 drubbing of the New England Revolution at sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium.
2011-Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd score as the United States assures itself of a place in the Women's World Cup Quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Colombia at Rhein-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim, Germany
2014-Erick Torres scores the only goal of the game, giving Chivas USA a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium. The win gave the Goats, their first back-to-back victories since March, 2013.
2015-Christian Ramirez nets a hat trick to lead Minnesota United to a 5-1 win over the Carolina RailHawks at NSC Stadium.
2016- Nadia Nadim sets up the Portland Thorns' first goal and scores the game-winner on a penalty kick in a 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC at Providence Park.
2016-Nahomi Kawasumi scores both goals to lead the Seattle Reign to a 2-0 win over the Boston Breakers at Memorial Stadium.
North American Soccer Guide 2017 combines a concise look at the past year with an informative overview of the current season, capped by a glance back at the all-time greats and great moments that have contributed to the growth of the game in North America. Recaps, results, rosters, stats, award-winners, all-time champions and a heads-up on the red-letter dates coming up in North American soccer. All of that info and more is in NASG17.