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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1968-A 50th minute goal by Bob Hatzos gives the New York Greek Americans a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Olympics for the U.S. Open Cup championship after the two teams had played to a 1-1- draw in the first leg.
1968-Carlos Metidieri scores two goals and his brother Gilson and Mickey Walker each add one as the Los Angeles Wolves beat the Houston Stars 4-1 at the Rose Bowl.
1976-Giorgio Chinaglia scores three goals in the Cosmos’ 4-0 win over the Dallas Tornado to move ahead of Pele in the league scoring race. Pele has two assists to set a new league record with 14 for the season.
1978-Before it had even played a game, the owners of the Detroit franchise of the Major Indoor Soccer League pull out, citing the league's inability to line up six solid franchises for the 1978-79 season.
1981-Montreal Manic coach Eddie Firmani registers his 100th regular season win, in a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies (his first club) at Olympic Stadium.
1990-Joe Koziol scores three goals to lead the Boston Bolts to a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Eagles in an American Soccer League game at Nickerson Field.
1990-Jens Gerlach and Jurden Frische score to lead East Germany to a 2-1 win over the United States in front of 12,574 at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Ted Eck scores for the U.S.
1993-The San Diego Sockers score nine goals for the second straight game, defeating the Sacramento Knights 9-8 in a Continental Indoor Soccer League game.
1996-Shannon MacMillan's overtime goal sends the United States into the first Olympic women's soccer final with 2-1 win over Norway in front of 64,196 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.
2005-Rookie defender Bobby Boswell stakes D.C. United to an early lead, but Chelsea rallies to a 2-1 win at FedEx Field.
2007-A goal by Shannon Boxx and an own goal in the first half and goals by Kristine Lilly and Abby Wambach in the second half give the U.S. Women's National team a 4-1 win over Japan at Spartan Stadium.
2007-Chivas de Guadalajara defeats the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 in SuperLiga match played at the Los Angeles Coliseum in front of 37,337. On the same night, Pachuca and FC Dallas both score in the second half on their way to a 1-1 SuperLiga draw at Pizza Hut Park.
2008-Real Salt Lake nips Toronto FC 2-1 on Robbie Findley’s 87th-minute goal to open up a four-point lead over the Los Angeles Galaxy and Houston Dynamo at the top of the Western Conference standings. A crowd of 12,319 was on hand at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
2010-Manchester United routs the MLS All-Stars 5-2 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Federico Macheda sparked the blitz with two goals in the first 12 minutes.
2010-Amy Rodriguez scores two goals - giving her nine in her last six games - to lead the Philadelphia Independence to a 3-0 WPS win over the Chicago Red Stars at Farrell Stadium in West Chester, Pa.
2011-U.S. Soccer fires Men's National Team Head Coach Bob Bradley.
2011-Juventus wins their second straight World Football Challenge game by a 1-0 score, defeating CD Guadalajara in front of 16,124 at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC.
2012-Less than 24 hours after the Summer Olympics opening ceremonies, the United States clinches a spot in the quarterfinals with a 3-0 Group G victory over Colombia at Hampden Park. Megan Rapinoe leads the way with a goal and an assist.
2012-After playing to a 2-2 in regulation Olympique Lyon defeats Montpellier 4-2 in penalty kicks to capture the Trophee des Champions at the Red Bull Arena.
2012-The Houston Dynamo post their fourth straight win, extend their unbeaten streak to seven games and claim a share of second place in the MLS East with a 2-0 win over Toronto FC. Calen Carr and Brian Ching score the goals.
2012-Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores three minutes into his first match for Paris-St. Germain, but Dwayne De Rosario converts a first-half penalty kick to lift DC United into a 1-1 tie with the French power in a storm-delayed friendly at RFK Stadium.
2012-AC Milan defeats reigning European champions Chelsea 1-0 on Urby Emanuelson's 68th-minute rebound strike in front of 57,748 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
2013-Second-half substitute Brek Shea scores in the 68th minute to give the United States their fifth Gold Cup title with a 1-0 win over Panama in front of 57,920 at Soldier Field.
2013-FC Kansas City tightens its hold on first place in the NWSL standings with a 1-0 win over Sky Blue FC, who are tied for second with Portland. Courtney Jones comes off the bench to net the winner in the 76th minute.
2014-Landon Donovan scores one goal and assists on two more as the L.A. Galaxy cruises to a 3-0 triumph over Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders FC.
2016-The MLS All-Stars are edged 2-1 by Arsenal FC at Avaya Stadium. Joel Campbell and Chuba Akpom scored for the Gunners, sandwiching a goal by Montreal Impact DP Didier Drogba.