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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1975-The Portland Timbers' Peter With scores both goals in a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders in front of 27,310 at Civic Stadium. It was the largest sellout crowd in the nine-year history of the NASL.
1975-The Tampa Bay Rowdies' Derek Smethurst ties a league record of scoring in six consecutive games with a goal in a 3-1 win over the Washington Diplomats.
1978--With his second half goal in a 2-1 win over the Toronto Metros, the New York Cosmos' Giorgio Chinaglia raises his season total to 30, tying the NASL record set by John Kowalik of the Chicago Mustangs in 1968.
1978--The Pittsburgh franchise in the Major Indoor Soccer League announces it will be called the Spirit.
1980-John Bain registers the first hat trick in the history of the Portland Timbers in a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at Civic Stadium.
1994-Branko Segota finishes with four goals and an assist, and Dan Barber notches a hat trick as the Las Vegas Dust Devils down the Pittsburgh Stingers 8-4.
2000-The Columbus Crew plays Newcastle United to a 2-2 draw.
2004-Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn saves two penalty kicks in the shootout to help his Bundesliga side outlast Manchester United in a preseason exhibition game at Soldier Field. Bayern prevailed over United in penalties, 4-2, after the two teams played to a scoreless draw.
2004- French striker Djibril Cisse scores his first two goals in a Liverpool uniform as the Reds destroy Scottish champs Celtic, 5-1 in front of 24,271 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.
2006-U.S. National Team forward Brian McBride retires from international competition.
2006- The Columbus Crew battle Everton of the English Premier League to a 1-1 tie in an international exhibition at Crew Stadium.
2006-FC Dallas wins the inaugural Rio Grande Plate vs Tigres UANL in penalty kicks after the two-leg series ended in a 2-2 tie. Dallas goalkeeper Dario Sala saves the sixth Tigres penalty and then converts the game-winning kick.
2006- Cruz Azul scores just before the half and adds three second half goals to defeat the LA Galaxy 4-1.
2009-Mexico embarrasses the United States 5-0 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final at Giants Stadium.
2009- Abby Wambach scores a pair of goals as the Washington Freedom beat the Chicago Red Stars, 3-2, in front of 5,226 at Toyota Park. The loss eliminates the Red Stars from the Women’s Professional Soccer playoff hunt.
2011- Juventus overcomes a 38-minute lightning delay in the first half and Club America over 90 minutes to register a 1-0 win over the Mexican side in an international friendly at Citi Field. Cristian Pasquato connected for the lone goal of the night in the 42nd minute before a crowd of 20,859.
2011-The Chicago Fire sign 35-year-old Mexican international midfielder Pavel Pardo.
2012- Alex Morgan scores a brace and Abby Wambach adds one goal to help the U.S. to a 4-2 comeback triumph over France in an Olympic women's soccer Group G encounter at Hampden Park.
2014-Wayne Rooney scores two goals and setting up Juan Mata for a third, all in the first half, as Manchester United rolls to a 3-2 victory over Roma in the opening Guinness International Champions Cup game for both teams before 54,117 at Sports Authority Field.
2014- Goalkeeper Samir Handamovic makes two saves as Inter Milan beats Real Madrid 3-2 in a penalty shootout after the teams played to a 1-1 tie in regulation in a Guinness International Champions Cup match in Berkeley, Calif.
2014- Sporting Kansas City moves into a tie with Supporters’ Shield leaders Seattle with a 2-1 win over Toronto FC at BMO Field.
2014- Bradley Wright-Phillips scores the only goal the New York Red Bulls need to defeat 2014 FA Cup champions Arsenal at sold-out Red Bull Arena.
2014-Teenager Moussa Dembele scores every goal as Fulham shuts out DC United 3-0 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla..
2014-The San Antonio Scorpions maintain their hold on first place in the NASL's Fall Season with a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies at AL Lang Stadium. The win extends the Scorpions' franchise-record road winning streak to six games, ties their longest unbeaten streak at nine and ties their record for consecutive shutouts at three.
2014- Tottenham Hotspur takes the lead in the fifth minute and never looks back, handing the Chicago Fire a 2-0 defeat at Toyota Park.
2015-Mexico rolls to a 3-1 triumph over Jamaica to win its record seventh Gold Cup crown before 68,930 spectators at Lincoln Financial Field.
2016- Carl Haworth scored a stoppage time game winner to give the Ottawa Fury FC a 2-1 win over the ten-man Carolina RailHawks at TD Place extending the Fury's unbeaten streak to ten games.
2016- Seattle Sounders FC and coach Sigi Schmid "[agree] to mutually part ways.” Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, guided the Sounders to four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup titles, the 2014 MLS Supporters' Shield and seven consecutive playoff appearances.