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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1948-Liverpool defeats Djurgarden of Switzerland 3-2 in front of 20,000 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, in what is believed to be the first game between two major foreign teams played in the United States.
1949-Scotland scores twice in each half to defeat the United States 4-0 at Triboro Stadium on Randall's Island in New York. Newcastle United defeats Kamraterna of Sweden in the second game of the doubleheader.
1974-The North American Soccer League announces Tampa Bay will become the league's 16th franchise, beginning play in 1975.
1977-A North American soccer record crowd of 62,394 was on hand to see Pelé score his only NASL hat trick as the New York Cosmos beat the Tampa Bay Rowdies 3-1 at Giants Stadium.
1990-The United States' first trip to the World Cup in 40 years ends with a 2-1 loss to man-down Austria at Stadio Comunale in Florence. Bruce Murray scores the only goal as the Americans finish winless following losses to Czechoslovakia and Italy.
2005-The New England Revolution's 11-game unbeaten streak ends with a 2-0 setback to D.C. United at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
2008--Abby Wambach scores her 97th and 98th international goals to lift the U.S. Women's National Team to a 2-0 victory over Italy as the Americans advanced to the Peace Queen Cup final at the Suwon Sports Complex in Suwon, South Korea.
2010- Tina Ellertson’s first-half goal and a strong performance by goalkeeper Brett Maron lift the WUSA's Atlanta Beat to their first win in franchise history, 1-0 over the Chicago Red Stars at KSU Soccer Stadium.
2014- First half goals by Beverly Goebel and Keelin Winters help the Seattle Reign extend their NWSL unbeaten streak to 12 games with a 2-0 win over the Boston Breakers at Harvard Stadium.
2014- Alex Morgan scores her first international goals in seven months, helping the U.S. Women’s National Team overcome two deficits to earn a 2-2 draw against France in front of 14,695 fans at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.. The USWNT also extends its record home unbeaten streak to 84 games having posted a 74-0-10 record since Nov. 6, 2004.
2015-Goalkeeper Michelle Betos scores a dramatic game-tying goal in the final seconds of second-half stoppage time as Portland Thorns FC rally to earn a 1-1 draw against FC Kansas City in front of 15,214 fans at Providence Park.