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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1937-Canada defeats the United States, represented by the Trenton (NJ) Highlanders, 3-2 in the second game of the Pan American Games at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
1952-The United States is trounced by Italy 8-0 in their only game at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.
1960-Zemaria scores two goals to lead F.C. Bangu of Brazil over Sporting Club of Portugal 5-1 in an International Soccer League game at the Polo Grounds.
1980-The Seattle Sounders eight game winning streak is snapped with a 3-2 loss to the Washington Diplomats at R.F.K. Stadium.
1994-Sweden captures third place in the 1994 World Cup as it defeats Bulgaria 4-0 at the Rose Bowl.
1994- Colette Cunningham of the Washington Warthogs becomes the first woman to score a point in a professional indoor soccer game, when she assists on Goran Hunjak's goal.
2005-A pair of goals by DaMarcus Beasely leads the United States to a 3-1 win in a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal encounter with Jamaica at Gillette Stadium.
2008-Second-half sub Natasha Kai scores in the 85th minute, giving the United States WNT a 1-0 win over Brazil at Torero Stadium, but Abby Wambach is stretchered off with a broken leg which leads her to miss the Olympics.
2008-Former U.S. National Team captain Claudio Reyna announces his retirement from the New York Red Bulls and professional soccer.
2009- The Los Angeles Galaxy celebrate David Beckham's return to MLS from his loan spell with A.C. Milan with a rousing 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium.
2010-Brandi Chastain officially announces her retirement from professional soccer.
2011- Veronica Boquete scores the only goal as the Philadelphia Independence win their sixth straight by blanking the Atlanta Beat 1-0 at KSU Soccer Stadium.
2011-Sean Wright-Phillips scores one goal and sets the stage for another as Manchester City shut out Club America 2-0 in a World Football Challenge match at AT&T Park in San Francsico.
2011-Four different players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, score as Real Madrid gives the Los Angeles Galaxy a schooling at the Los Angeles Coliseum, cruising to a 4-1 win.
2011-Jack Jewsbury scores the only goal as the Portland Timbers win their first road game, 1-0 over the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park. The result also snaps the Timbers’ three-game losing streak and seven-game winless streak.
2014- Benny Feilhaber’s stoppage-time goal gives Sporting Kansas City their team-record fourth straight road win, 2-1 over the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium.
2014- Robbie Keane has two goals and two assists and Gyasi Zardes has two goals in a 5-1 Los Angeles Galaxy win over the New England Revolution at the StubHub Center.
2016- FC Dallas reclaims the Brimstone Cup after a four-year drought, battering the Chicago Fire 3-1 at Toyota Stadium.
2016- Estefania Banini scores twice as the Washington Spirit takes a 3-2 win over defending NWSL champion FC Kansas City.
2016-Minnesota United ends Indy Eleven’s NASL record-tying 13-game undefeated streak, scoring twice in the opening minutes to earn a 2-0 win in front of a franchise record crowd of 9,460 at the National Sports Center Stadium.