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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1950-Joe Gaetjens scores the lone goal as the United States stuns England 1-0 in World Cup group play at Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
1974-Ade Coker has a goal and an assist as the Boston Minutemen win their third straight by defeating the New York Cosmos 3-0 before a club record attendance of 10,849 at Alumni Stadium. Four players, two for each team, were ejected in the 67th minute.
1975-Pelé and Mordechai Shpigler each scored two goals as the New York Cosmos trounce the Washington Diplomats 9-2 in front of a league record crowd of 35,620 at R.F.K. Stadium.
1979-Oscar Fabiani scores all four goals in a 4-2 Tampa Bay Rowdies win over the Edmonton Drillers at Tampa Stadium.
1980-Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Jack Brand ties an NASL record with his 12th shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Chiefs at Atlanta Stadium.
1980-Johan Cruyff scores two goals and adds three assists to tie a Washington Diplomats club record with seven points in a 6-3 win over the Houston Hurricane at R.F.K. Stadium.
1994-Saudi Arabia's Saeed Al-Owairan scores one of the most spectacular goals of the World Cup, slaloming through the Belgium defense in a 1-0 win at R.F.K. Stadium.
2008-Luciano Emilio scores twice and sets up another goal as D.C. United blasts the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-1 in front of 35,979 at R.F.K. Stadium.
2003-San Diego Spirit goalkeeper Jenni Branam records seven saves to notch her first career victory in a 2-1 win over the San Jose Cyber Rays.
2011- An early second-half penalty from Nick Soolsma helps Toronto FC end a nine-game winless streak with a 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC in front of 19,816 at BMO Field.
2013-Christine Nairn sets up two goals including the game winner and a late stoppage goal to help the Seattle Reign to a 3-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars at the Starfire Stadium.
2014-Jack McInerney leads the way with two goals as the Montreal Impact hammer the Houston Dynamo 3-0 at Stade Saputo.