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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1947-After two losses, The Ponta del Gada team, representing the United States, withdraws from the North American Soccer Football Confederation championship being played in Cuba.
1981-George Best Scores two goals and assists on the game winner as the San Jose Earthquakes edge the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3-2 in overtime at Spartan Stadium.
1996-Goals by Jovan Kirovski and Brian Maisonneuve give the United States a 2-0 win over Tunisia in an Olympic game at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.
2009- Christine Nairn, the youngest player on the roster at 18 years old, scores in the 89th minute as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeats Canada 1-0 on a humid night at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, SC.
2010-Landon Donovan scores his 99th career goal in the 90th minute to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-2 tie with the San Jose Earthquakes at The Home Depot Center.
2011-Abby Wambach is named coach of magicJack for the remainder of the Women's Professional Soccer season.
2012- In the first soccer game at the new Yankee Stadium, Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain play to a 1-1 draw in front of a pro-Blues crowd of 38,202.
2015- In front of an NWSL-record crowd of 21,144 at Providence Park, the Seattle Reign FC defeat the Portland Thorns FC 1-0.
2015-Major League Soccer players Darren Mattocks and Giles Barnes score as Jamaica knocks the United States out of the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 2-1 decision in front of 70,511 at the Georgia Dome. Michael Bradley scores for the USA.
2015- Kennedy Igboananike scores two late goals to lead the Chicago Fire to a 3-1 win over the Orlando City SC Lions in a Lamar Hunt US Open Cup quarterfinal match at Toyota Park.
2015-Carl Haworth's first goal of the season and Richie Ryan's penalty kick conversion give Ottawa Fury FC a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks at TD Stadium, extending the club's unbeaten streak to nine games.
2015- Andres Guardado converts a pair of penalty kicks, one in stoppage time and another in the closing seconds of the first extra time period, to give Mexico a 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal win over shorthanded Panama at the Georgia Dome.
2016-Carli Lloyd scores her first goal since returning from an injury as the U.S. Women’s National Team recorded a 4-0 victory over Costa Rica in an Olympic Games sendoff match at Children’s Mercy Park.
2016- Jamie Chavez scores two goals, including the 80th minute equalizer, as Miami FC play the Carolina RailHawks to a 3-3 draw at WakeMed Soccer Park.