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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1957-Canada scores three first-half goals and hangs on to defeat the United States 3-2 in a World Cup Qualifying game.
1967-A Yankee Stadium crowd of 7,102 is on hand to see what was essentially the United Soccer Association’s South American derby, a 2-2 draw between the Houston Stars (Bangu of Brazil) and the New York Skyliners (Cerro of Uruguay). It was the Skyliners’ final game.
1968-Pelé scores once and sets up two other goals as Santos defeats Necaxa 4-3 in front of 12,418 in a game set up on three days notice at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
1980-Giorgio Chinaglia registers his 11th career hat trick and adds an assist in a 4-1 New York Cosmos win over the Portland Timbers in front of 41,260 at Giants Stadium.
1996-After opening the season 12-0, the LA Galaxy suffer their third straight loss as Preki scores his league-leading 11th goal in a 3-1 Kansas City Wiz win at Arrowhead Stadium.
1996-Tisha Venturini and Kristine Lilly score as the United States wins its second straight friendly against Australia by the same 2-1 score.
1997-After a scoreless tie, the Los Angeles Galaxy defeat Chivas de Guadalajara 4-2 on penalty kicks at Soldier Field in Chicago.
1998-A crowd of 7,133 sees the host Hampton Roads Mariners defeat D.C. United 2-1 in the opening of the Virginia Beach Sportsplex, the first stadium built for soccer in the U.S. in the modern era.
2007-Jozy Altidore scores his second goal of the game in the 81st minute to give the United States a 2-1 victory over Brazil in a Group D match in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
2010-Justin Braun scores two goals to lead Chivas USA to a 3-1 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup win over the Houston Dynamo at Robertson Stadium, putting them into the competition's semifinals.
2011--The United States suffers its first-ever loss in group play at the Women’s World Cup, falling to Sweden 2-1 at Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany.
2011-Tasha Kai scores three goals against her former team, and her late-game replacement Laura Del Rio scores the game winner as the Philadelphia Independence post a wild 4-3 win over Sky Blue FC.
2011-Jeff Cunningham scores in the 90th minute to give the Columbus Crew a 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC, while tying the MLS record for most career goals with 133.
2013-Sydney Leroux scores two goals to give the Boston Breakers a 2-0 win over the Portland Thorns in front of 12,436 at JELD-WEN Field.
2013-Kenny Miller and Darren Mattocks score as Vancouver Whitecaps FC post their first-ever Cascadia Cup victory, blanking Seattle Sounders FC 2-0 at BC Place.
2013-Making his international return after an absence of nearly 11 months, Landon Donovan scores two goals and sets up another as the U.S. beats Guatemala 6-0 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
2014-Sarah Hagen scores two goals leading FC Kansas City to a 5-0 win over Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field.
2016- Frank Lampard scores his third goal of the season to give New York City FC a 1-0 win at Gillette Stadium over the New England Revolution and a four-point hold on first place in the MLS East.