THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY JUNE 26

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

JUNE 26

1948-Hans Stelius scores five goals as Djurgarden of Sweden defeats the Chicago National League All-Stars 8-0 in front of 12,000 at Comiskey Park.

1971-FIFA officially grants the North American Soccer League permission to change the offside rule from the goal line to the edge of the penalty area rather than midfield. The change takes effect with the league's July 1 games.

1977-Pelé scores his second hat trick in a week as 57,191 watch the New York Cosmos defeat the Los Angeles Aztecs.

1994--The United States loses to Romania 1-0 at the Rose Bowl in its final World Cup group round game.

1994-Colombia defeats Switzerland 2-0 in A Group A World Cup game at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif.

2005-Lori Chalupny scores her second career goal and Christie Welsh adds another as the United  States Women’s National Team shuts out Canada 2-0 in front of a rain-soaked crowd of 3,215 at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.

 2010-Amy Rodriguez scores two goals and Lianne Sanderson delivers the clincher in a 3-2 Philadelphia Independence comeback win over the Washington Freedom at John A. Farrell Stadium.

2011-Andres Mendoza scores two goals to lead the Columbus Crew to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rapids at Columbus Crew Stadium.

2013-Monica Ocampo scores twice in the final seven minutes, including the equalizer with seconds remaining in injury time, to help Sky Blue FC salvage a 2-2 tie with FC Kansas City in a National Women's Soccer League match at Yurcak Field.

2014- The United States drops a 1-0 decision to Germany in its final World Cup Group G match in front of 41,876 at Arena Pernambuco, but qualifies for the Round of 16 anyway by goal differential over Portugal, 2-1 winners over Ghana.

2015- Nadine Angerer stops Claire Lavogez's fifth-round penalty kick to give Germany a hard-fought Women's World Cup quarterfinal win over France at Stade Olympique.

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