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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1927-Leslie Lyell scores three goals as the Brooklyn Wanderers defeat the Hakoah All-Stars of Vienna 3-1 in the final match of their 13-game tour at Hawthorne Field.
1980-Ron Futcher scores two goals, including the game winner, to give the Minnesota Kicks a 5-4 win over the Tulsa Roughnecks.
1994-Roberto Baggio scores two goals, including the game winner in the 88th minute, as Italy advances to the World Cup semifinals with a 2-1 win over Spain at Foxboro Stadium.
1994-After giving up a two-goal lead, Brazil advances to the World Cup semifinals by beating the Netherlands 3-2 on a goal by Bebeto at the Cotton Bowl.
1997-Nine different players score as the East beats the West 5-4 in the second annual MLS All-Star game, played at Giants Stadium in front of 24,816.
2001-The first in-season trade in WUSA history is executed when the Carolina Courage send Bente Nordby and Wen Liong to the San Diego Spirit for Ulrika Karlsson and Kristin Bengtsson.
2005-A goal by Landon Donovan and an own goal gives the United States a 2-0 win over Canada in a Gold Cup match at Qwest Field in Seattle.
2011-David Beckham returns to the LA Galaxy lineup with a vengeance, notching the game-winning goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire at the Home Depot Center.
2011-Tasha Kai and Sinead Farrelly score to lead the Philadelphia Independence to a 2-1 win over the Western New York Flash at Quick Stadium. The win is the fifth straight for Philadelphia and extends their unbeaten streak to six games.
2012-The Portland Timbers relieve John Spencer of his duties as head coach. Spencer becomes the third MLS coach this season to be fired, following changes in Toronto and Philadelphia.
2013-Chris Wondolowski scores three first-half goals as the United States routs Belize 6-1 in their opening match of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup at Jeld-Wen Field.
2014-Blas Perez scores three goals and Fabian Castillo has two assists to lead FC Dallas to a 5-2 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal win over the Carolina Railhawks at WakeMed Soccer Park.
2015- Oribe Peralta's hat trick leads Mexico to a 6-0 win over Cuba in a CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C match in front of a full house at Soldier Field.
2015- Erika Tymrak scores two goals and Shea Groom has a pair of assists and the game winning goal to lead FC Kansas City to a 3-2 win over the Boston Breakers at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
2016- Abby Erceg has a pair of goals and an assist to lead the Western New York Flash to a 3-2 win over Seattle Reign FC at Frontier Field, on a pitch squeezed into the baseball outfield, making it about 100 x 50 yards.
2016- Lucky Mkosana tallies his second goal of the game two minutes into stoppage time to give the New York Cosmos their second road win of the season, 3-2 over Miami FC at FIU Stadium.
2016-Ilsinho scores his first two goals in a Philadelphia Union uniform, leading a 3-0 win over D.C. United at Talen Energy Stadium.
2016-Hope Solo becomes the first goalkeeper to earn 100 international shutouts as the U.S. Women's National Team defeats South Africa, 1-0, in the teams’ first meeting before a crowd of 19,272 at Soldier Field.