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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1970--The Atlanta Chiefs defeat touring Hapoel Petah Tikva 1-0 at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium.
1972-Playing only 65 minutes, Pelé scores two goals as Santos routs Catanzaro of Italy 7-1 at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, NJ.
1974-The North American Soccer League awards its 17th franchise to San Antonio and an investment group led by H. Ward Lay.
1994-After Nigeria takes an early lead on a goal by Samson Siasia, Claudio Canniggia scores twice within seven minutes to give Argentina a 2-1 win in Group D World Cup action at Foxboro Stadium. In the other Group D game Hristo Stoichkov scored twice for Bulgaria in a 4-0 rout of Greece.
1998-Yugoslavia defeats the United States 1-0 in the final group game of the 1998 World Cup at Nantes, France.
1998-D.C. United forward Roy Lassiter fails to register a goal or an assist in a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids at Mile High Stadium, ending a league-record-tying 11-game point streak.
2010-Ella Masar scores the first two goals of her professional career to lead the Chicago Red Stars to a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers at Harvard Stadium.
2011- Overcoming a two-goal deficit in the first half, Mexico scores four unanswered goals to defeat the United States 4-2 and capture the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Rose Bowl.
2011-The Los Angeles Galaxy pull off an unlikely shutout against the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium, with forward Mike Magee playing in goal for the last 47 minutes of the 0-0 draw. Starting goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts went down with an injury and sub Josh Saunders was red carded in the 43rd minute, forcing Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena to put Magee in goal.
2014- Quincy Amarikwa and Juan Luis Anangono score in overtime as the Chicago Fire pull off a 4-2 win over the Columbus Crew in a U.S. Open Cup game.
2016-Andrew Jacobson, Kekuta Manneh and Christian Bolanos each score as Vancouver Whitecaps FC hand the Philadelphia Union their first home loss of the season, 3-2 before a crowd of 17,225 at Talen Energy Stadium.
2016-The U.S. National Team loses to Colombia for the second time in Copa America Centenario, dropping a 1-0 decision in the third-place game at University of Phoenix Stadium.