THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY JULY 20

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

presented by the North American Soccer Guide   

July 20,  

1947-Cuba defeats Ponte del Gada, representing the United States, 5-2 in the three nation North American Confederation Championship.

1947-The North American Soccer Football League turns down an application for a Cleveland team, citing difficulties in finding a stadium, and opts for a seven-team league consisting of the St. Louis Raiders, Pittsburgh Indians, Toronto Greenbacks, Detroit Pioneers, Detroit Wolverines, Chicago Vikings and Chicago Maroons.

1983-Dragan Vujovic scores on a penalty kick to give the Montreal Manic a 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in front of the second largest crowd of the NASL season, 56,255 at B.C. Place.

1991-Curt Onalfo and Dante Washington each score two goals as the United States routs Panama 7-1 in an Olympic qualifying game in front of 10,256 at Dublin High School in Dublin, Ohio.

1995-Jon Parry scores six goals in the Sacramento Knights' 14-8 CISL win over the Portland Pride.

1996-Claudio Reyna scores the only U.S. goal as Argentina beats the United States 3-1 in an Olympic game played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.

 2006- The U.S. Under-21 Women’s National Team uses three goals from Danesha Adams to defeat Norway, 4-0, at the 2006 Nordic Cup in Sandnes, Norway and advance to the championship game for the ninth consecutive year. 

2011-Cristiano Ronaldo scores all three goals in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over CD Guadalajara at Qualcomm Stadium.

2011- The largest crowd in Pacific Northwest soccer history is on hand as Wayne Rooney scores a hat trick leading Manchester United to a 7-0 rout of the Seattle Sounders in an international friendly in front of 67,052 at CenturyLink Field.

2011- Christine Sinclair scores two goals and assists on the other to lead the Western New York Flash to a 3-1 win over magicJack in front of a WPS record crowd of 15,404 at Sahlen's Stadium.

2013- FC Kansas City extends their undefeated streak to seven games by shutting out the visiting Seattle Reign 2-0 in front of 5,271 fans at Verizon Wireless Field.

2013- Club America striker Raul Jimenez scores in the 83rd minute to give Mexico a hard-fought 1-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago, and a berth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals, at the Georgia Dome.

2014- Midfielder Sebastian Guenzatti connects in the first half and the New York  Cosmos take  a 1-0 North American Soccer League win before a league-record crowd of 14,593 fans in the first soccer match at TD Place Stadium.

2014- Christine Sinclair scores the first hat trick in club history to lead the Portland Thorns FC to a 6-3 win over the Boston Breakers in front of 14,383 fans at Providence Park.

2016-Jason Kreis is named head coach of Orlando City SC, replacing Adrian Heath.

2016- Giovani Dos Santos and Gyasi Zardes come off the bench to spark a rally as the Los Angeles Galaxy take a 4-2 win over the Seattle Sounders in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match at the StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium.

2016-The Chicago Fire easily handle the NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers in a Lamar Hunt US Open Cup quarterfinal at Toyota Park,  winning 3-0.

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