THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY MARCH 31

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
 
MARCH 31

1923-Dan McNiven scores three goals to lead Bethlehem Steel to a 6-1 romp over Fall River at Bethlehem Steel Field.

1924-Thomas Cahill announces he will step down as Secretary of the United States Soccer Football Association at the end of the season to devote all of his time to the American Soccer League.

1929-New York Hakoah defeats Madison Kennels of St. Louis 2-0 in the first of three games  of the finals of the National Challenge Cup.

1967-The Dallas team in the United Soccer Association announces it will be called the Tornado.

1968-The San Diego Toros defeat the Kansas City Spurs 3-0 in front of 2,662 at Balboa Stadium.

1990-Preki scores three goals to lead the Tacoma Stars to a 6-2 win over the San Diego Sockers. 

1992-Steve Snow has a hat trick as the U.S. Olympic team defeats the St. Louis Billikens 7-0.

2006- Carlos Garcia scores twice and Jonathan Steele clinches the win with an unassisted goal 4:43 into the fourth quarter as Baltimore Blast holds off a late two-goal rally to edge the St. Louis Steamers 7-6 in front of 7,856 at 1st Mariner Arena.

2010-Abby Wambach scores the 105th goal of her career to give the United States Women's National Team a 1-0 win over Mexico on a snow covered field at Rio Tinto Stadium.

2012- Kelyn Rowe scores his first career Major League Soccer goal as the New England Revolution defeat the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1 in front of a rain-soaked crowd of 21,324 at the Home Depot Center.

2013-Thierry Henry records his first MLS hat trick to propel the New York Red Bulls to a 5-2 win over the Montreal Impact.

2014-Indy Eleven become the first team in the modern era of the North American Soccer League to add a FIFA World Cup champion (2002) to its roster with the signing of Brazilian midfielder Kleberson.

2014-Peguy Luyindula's last-minute header lifts the New York Red Bulls into a 1-1 draw with Chivas USA at rain-drenched Red Bull Arena.

2015-Brek Shea scores on a first half stoppage time free kick, but a second half red card to Jozy Altidore allows Switzerland to come back for a 1-1 draw with the US Men's National Team at Stadion Letzigrund.

2016-The San Francisco Deltas, led by a group of Silicon Valley and Brazilian entrepreneurs, become the North American Soccer League's first West Coast team.

2016-Five member of the U.S. Women's National Team file on behalf of the entire team a wage-discrimination action against U.S. Soccer with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

 

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