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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1957-Mexico defeats Canada 2-0 in a CONCACAF World Cup qualifying game at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
1968-Pelé scores one goal and assists on another as Santos defeats the Kansas City Spurs 4-1 in front of the largest crowd to see a soccer game in Kansas City, 19,296 at Municipal Stadium.
1976-A club record 20,418 sees the Dallas Tornado's nine game home winning streak at Ownby Stadium end with a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps.
1980-The Tampa Bay Rowdies draw a club record crowd of 56,389 to Tampa Stadium, but fall to the California Surf 3-1. Los Angeles (48,483) and San Diego (39,102) also draw club record crowds.
1988-FIFA awards the 1994 World Cup to the United States.
1994-Bebeto scores the only goal as Brazil beats the United States 1-0 in a Round of 16 World Cup game at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif. The Netherlands blanks Ireland 2-0 in the day's other game, at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
1996-MetroStars goalkeeper Tony Meola sees a Nicola Caricola own-goal early in the second half end his league record 414-minute shutout streak.
1999-Cindy Parlow and Michelle Akers score and Briana Scurry posts a shutout as the United States reaches the final of the Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over Brazil in front of 73,193 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif.
2007- Toronto FC wins their first road game ever, 2-1 over Real Salt Lake at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
2008-Adam Cristman scores twice in four minutes as the New England Revolution hold on to defeat the LA Galaxy 2-1 in front of a sellout crowd of 27,000 at the Home Depot Center.
2009-Four different players score as the United States trounces Grenada 4-0 in the first match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at Qwest Field in Seattle.
2009-Heather O’Reilly swerves a corner kick into the goal in the sixth minute as Sky Blue FC defeats the Boston Breakers 1-0 in front of the smallest crowd in Women's Professional Soccer's young history -- 1,878.
2010-37-year-old Kristine Lilly scores her first goal of the season in the 84th minute to give the Boston Breakers their second win of the season, 2-1 over the Philadelphia Independence at West Chester University.
2011-Third-string goalkeeper Brian Perk stops a penalty kick and posts a clean sheet in his first MLS start as the Los Angeles Galaxy battle Seattle Sounders FC to a scoreless draw at the Home Depot Center.
2013-Chivas USA’s winless streak stretches to 12 games as they play FC Dallas to a scoreless draw at FC Dallas Stadium.
2013-The Atlanta Silverbacks are crowned North American Soccer League Spring Season champions after defeating Minnesota United FC 3-0 at NSC Stadium.
2014- Christen Press scores two goals to lead a second half come-from-behind charge that gives the Chicago Red Stars a 2-2- draw against the Portland Thorns FC in front of 13,084 at Providence Park.
2015-David Villa connects for his second brace in three games to lead New York City FC past the Montreal Impact 2-1 at Stade Saputo.
2015-Robbie Keane scores three goals to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 4-0 win over Toronto FC at the StubHub Center.
2015- Fara Williams converts a penalty kick in the 108th minute to lift England over Germany 1-0 in the Women's World Cup third-place match at Commonwealth Stadium.
2016-Tim Howard marks his return to MLS with a shutout as the Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers play to a scoreless draw at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
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.