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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
presented by the North American Soccer Guide
1937-Charlton Athletic close out their 13-game North American tour without a loss, defeating a Montreal selection 4-0 in a game played under arc lights.
1977-Buzz Parsons registers two goals and an assist as the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the New York Cosmos 5-3 in front of an Empire Stadium crowd of 30,277, the largest to ever see a soccer game in Canada.
1979-Derek Smethurst scores his fifth career hat trick, powering the Seattle Sounders to a 5-1 win over the Portland Timbers at Civic Stadium.
1984-Steve Zungul scores four goals and assists on another, and Manny Rojas has a club record three assists, as the Golden Bay Earthquakes rout the Tulsa Roughnecks 9-0.
1994-Bulgaria beats Argentina 2-0 at the Cotton Bowl and Nigeria blanks Greece 2-0 at Foxboro Stadium to close out Group D matches in the 1994 World Cup.
2010-Marta scores two goals as the Marta XI top the Abby XI 5-2 in the Women’s Professional Soccer All-Star Game in front of 4,610 at KSU Soccer Stadium.
2012-Amy Rodriguez nets the game-winner in the 85th minute as the U.S. Women’s National Team closes out their pre-Olympic tune-up tour with a 2-1 win over Canada at Rio Tinto Stadium.
2012-Chris Wondolowski scores his league-leading 14th goal of the season as the San Jose Earthquakes come from behind to defeat the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-3 in front of 50,391 at Stanford Stadium.
2013-Two goals from Sydney Leroux help the Boston Breakers snap a five-game winless streak with a 3-2 victory over first-place Sky Blue FC at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Mass.
2013-First half tallies from defender Mallan Roberts, forward Daryl Fordyce and another from midfielder Neil Hlavaty in the second stanza gave host FC Edmonton a 3-1 win over Minnesota United FC, ending their five game winless streak.
2015-Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara score to give the United States a 2-0 win over Germany at Olympic Stadium, sending the second ranked Americans into the final of the World Cup.