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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1935-Necaxa defeats the touring New York Americans 2-1 in Mexico City.
1946-Gil Heron scores three goals as the Detroit Wolverines defeat the Chicago Maroons 8-4 at the University of Detroit Stadium.
1963-Ernst Pol scores twice as Gornik of Poland defeats Valladolid of Spain in an International Soccer League match played in front of 5,800 at Szot Park in Chicopee, Mass.
1963-The American Soccer League expands to nine teams with the admission of the New Brunswick (N.J.) Hungarians and the re-admission of Galicia S.C. of New York.
1967--The Los Angeles Wolves defeat the Washington Whips 6-5 in overtime to capture the United Soccer Association championship in front of 17,824 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Dave Burnside scores three goals for the Wolves, but Ally Shewan nets the game winner.
1968-Pepe scores two goals as Santos defeats the Washington Whips 3-1 in front of 20,1089 at D.C. Stadium as Pelé is held scoreless.
1968-With a 4-3 win at Yankee Stadium, the New York Generals end the Chicago Mustangs' 15-game unbeaten streak.
1971-The New York Cosmos play Appolon of Greece to a 1-1 tie, their first result against an international opponent. Jorge Siega gives the Cosmos the lead, but the Greek club equalizes on a controversial penalty kick following a handball call.
1976-Despite having three goals called back, the New York Cosmos defeat the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 5-4, at Yankee Stadium. Pelé scores twice and assists on two others to reach the 1,250 career goal plateau.
1981-Jeff Bourne scores both goals as the Seattle Sounders defeat Glasgow Celtic 2-1 in a Trans Atlantic Cup game at the Kingdome.
1996-The East beats the West 3-2 in the first MLS All-Star game played in front of 78,416 at Giants Stadium as the first game of a doubleheader that sees Brazil beat the FIFA World All Stars 2-1.
2004-Salt Lake City is awarded an MLS expansion franchise, becoming the league's 12th team.
2006-Glasgow Celtic and Chivas de Guadalajara play to a scoreless draw at Giants Stadium.
2006-U.S. Soccer announces that Bruce Arena will not have his contract as Men's National Team coach renewed at the end of the year.
2007-Carli Lloyd scores the only goal to give the United States a 1-0 win over Norway at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.
2010-Monarcas Morelia scores three first half goals and never looks back in trouncing the Chicago Fire 5-1 in the opening match of SuperLiga 2010 at Toyota Park.
2010-The New York Red Bulls announce that they have signed French international forward Thierry Henry to a multiyear contract as their second designated player.
2012-David Beckham delivers two world-class goals in a five-minute span to help lift the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 5-3 win over the Portland Timbers at Jeld-Wen Field.
2012-Chris Wondolowski’s hat trick and one assist leads the San Jose Earthquakes to a 5-0 drubbing of Real Salt Lake in front of 10,744 fans at Buck Shaw Stadium.
2013-Mexico clinches a spot in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals with a 3-1 win over Martinique at Sports Authority Field in Denver.
2013-In her debut as Lauren Holiday, the former Lauren Cheney has a goal and an assist as FC Kansas City plays the Chicago Red Stars to a 3-3- tie at Benedictine University.
2013-Camillo Sanvezzo scores twice in five minutes to lead Vancouver Whitecaps FC past the Chicago Fire 3-1 at BC Place and himself to the top of the MLS scoring chart.
2015-Freddy Adu's long winding soccer path brings him back to the United States, as the 26-year-old former phenom signs with the Tampa Bay Rowdies.