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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1971-Pele scores the 50th-minute game-winner as Santos defeats Bologna 2-1 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.
1972-Montreal Olympique depart on an eight-day tour of Western Canada to play all-star teams from Vancouver, Penticton, Calgary and Winnipeg.
1977- A pair of early defensive errors and hot goalkeeping from Englishman John Jackson sends the New York Cosmos to their first loss in six games, 2-0 to the St. Louis Stars in front of a record crowd of 32,605 at Busch Stadium.
1979-Gerd Mueller scores in the 104th minute to give the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers a 2-1 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies in front of 41,102 at Tampa Stadium. The win is the fourth in a row for the Strikers.
1980-With two assists in a 2-0 win over the San Diego Sockers, the Tampa Bay Rowdies' Steve Wegerle (51) passes former teammate Rodney Marsh (50) as the all-time NASL assist leader.
1994-Boliva and South Korea play to a scoreless tie in a Group C World Cup match at Foxboro Stadium.
1994-Roberto Baggio's goal gives Italy a 1-0 win over Norway in a Group E World Cup game at Giants Stadium.
2003-The United States closes out the Confederations Cup with a 0-0 draw against Cameroon at Gerland Stadium in Lyon, France, finishing third in Group B behind Brazil and Turkey.
2007-Real Salt Lake snaps a 15-game winless streak that stretched back to September of 2006 with a 2-1 win over D.C. United.
2010-In the most dramatic finish in U.S. soccer history, Landon Donovan scores in stoppage time to lift the United States to a 1-0 World Cup victory over Algeria.
2012-Lionel Messi scores three goals and assists on two others in an charity all-star match at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
2013-Conor Casey scores two goals to lead the Philadelphia Union to a 3-0 win over the man-down New York Red Bulls in front of a sellout crowd of 19,013 at PPL Park.
2013-Lauren Cheney scores both goals giving FC Kansas City a 2-0 win over the Washington Sprit at Shawnee Mission District Stadium.
2015-Japan defeats The Netherlands 2-1 at BC Place to advance to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals.
2016-Jasmyne Spencer scores in stoppage time to lift the Orlando Pride to a 1-0 win over the Houston Dash at Camping World Stadium.