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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1930-In their second game of a 15-game South American tour, New York Hakoah fall to Vasco De Gama 2-0 in Rio De Janeiro.
1957--Art Hughes scores two goals as Canada routs the United States 5-1 in a World Cup qualifier played in front of 7,500 in a floodlight-lit Varsity Stadium.
1973-Citing scheduling difficulties, the North American Soccer League announces that the defending champion New York Cosmos, the 1971 champion Rochester Lancers and Montreal Olympique have withdrawn from the 1973 CONCACAF Club Championships.
1974-21-year-old David Butler scores both goals as the Seattle Sounders defeat the defending NASL Champion Philadelphia Atoms 2-0 in front of a standing room crowd of 13,876 at Memorial Stadium. It was the Sounders' fourth straight victory.
1980-Vancouver Whitecaps forward Carl Valentine scores three unassisted goals in a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Drillers.
1980-The seventh-largest crowd in NASL history, 70,312, sees the New York Cosmos get goals from Vladislav Bogicevic and Giorgio Chinaglia to defeat the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2-0.
1984-Just days after becoming an American citizen, Leonardo Cuellar registers his first assist of the season, in the Golden Bay Earthquakes 3-1 loss to the Tulsa Roughnecks. (Cuellar is currently coach of the Mexican Women's National Team.)
1990-An own goal and a goal by Earnie Stewart help the United States stun Colombia 2-1 in a first round World Cup game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
1994-Switzerland beats Romania 4-1 in the first World Cup game played indoors, at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich.
2008-Guatemala clinches a spot in the U.S.'s semifinal group with a 3-1 World Cup qualifying win over St. Lucia at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
2008-Eddie Lewis scores the lone goal as the United States defeats Barbados 1-0 to take the two-game total goal World Cup qualifying series 9-0. With the win, the U.S. advances to the semifinals of CONCACAF qualifying.
2011-Clint Dempsey scores in the 77th minute off passes from second-half subs Landon Donovan and Freddy Adu as the United States beats Panama in the Gold Cup semifinal in front of a capacity crowd of 70,267 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
2012-Jack McInerney scores two goals and Antoine Hoppenot scores one and sets up another, as the Philadelphia Union crush Sporting Kansas City 4-0 in front of 18,708 at PPL Park.
2013-Chris Pontius scores on an early penalty kick and DC United hold on to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 at RFK Stadium, snapping their team-record 13-game winless streak.
2013-Brian Shriver scores a pair of goals in the final four minutes as the Carolina RailHawks seal a come- from-behind 3-2 win over Minnesota United FC at WakeMed Soccer Park.
2014-Sydney Leroux scores the game winner as the Seattle Reign remain undefeated (11-0-2) with a 2-1 win over the Western New York Flash at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, NY.
2014-Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey score, but the United States gives up a last-gasp goal by Varela and settles for a 2-2 draw with Portugal in a Group G game of the World Cup in Manaus, Brazil.
2015-Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd score within a 13-minute span of the second half to lead the United States to a 2-0 win over 10-player Colombia in the Round of 16 of the FIFA Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
2016- Christine Sinclair and Nadia Nadim both score as the Portland Thorns overtake the Chicago Red Stars for first place in the NWSL with a 2-0 victory in front of 16,931 fans at Providence Park.
2016- Roland Alberg scores the second hat trick in team history, leading the Philadelphia Union to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Fire at Talen Energy Stadium.