THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY JULY 8

Posted by Charles Cuttone 08/07/2017 0 Comment(s) Major League Soccer,U.S. National Men's Team,

THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

  

July 8

1934-The New York Americans fall to Iberia 2-1 in Havana in their third and final game in Cuba before heading to Mexico for five games.

1964-Gorge Pavlic, who flew in to join the team earlier in the day, scored two goals to lead Red Star Belgrade to a 3-2 fight-marred win over Schwechater of Austria in an International Soccer League match at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

1968-Pele scores one goal and assists on another as Santos defeats the Boston Beacons (NASL) 7-1 in front of 18,431 at Fenway Park.​

1978-The Seattle Sounders announce the signing of former England National Team Captain Bobby Moore for the remainder of the season.

1981-The New York Arrows (MISL) extend the contract of coach Dragan "Don" Popovic through 1983.

1981-Giorgio Chinaglia assists on two goals, but has a five game goal-scoring streak stopped as the New York Cosmos defeat the Toronto Blizzard 2-1 at Exhibition Stadium.

1995-Erick Wynalda scores both goals as the United States defeats Chile 2-1 in a Copa America game in Paysandu, Uruguay.

1997-A crowd of 10,278 is on hand at the Capital Centre as Tarik Walker scores three goals and adds an assist and Denison Cabral has two goals (including the game winner) and three assists in the Washington Warthogs 10-8 CISL win over the Indiana Twisters.

2006-Alecko Eskandarian scores the only goal of the game and is later ejected from D.C. United’s 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew at Columbus Crew Stadium.

2008-The Charleston Battery jump out to a 2-0 first half lead and go on to upset FC Dallas 3-1 at Pizza Hut Park to advance to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals.

2009-Santino Quaranta and Brian Ching score as the United States beats Honduras 2-0 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup opener at RFK Stadium.

2010-Real Salt Lake posts a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park to give Nick Rimando his 31st MLS shutout and extend the team’s shutout streak to 498 minutes.

2012-Robbie Keane scores both goals as the LA Galaxy shut out the Chicago Fire 2-0  in front of a sellout crowd at Toyota Park.

2014-Conor Casey and Sebastien Le Toux score on either side of halftime as the Philadelphia Union oust the New England Revolution from the US Open Cup with a 2-0 win in a weather-interrupted quarterfinal match at PPL Park.

2016-Maxi Urruti scores a spectacular game-winner as FC Dallas defeats the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 at Avaya Stadium.

 

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