THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY JUNE 23

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide

JUNE 23, 

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.

 

1977A 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.

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