THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY NOVEMBER 2

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

 November 2:

1926-Sparta AC of Prague closes out their 11 game U.S. tour with a 1-1 draw against Galica at David's Stadium in Newark, NJ.

1976-Despite losing its deal with CBS, North American Soccer League Commissioner Phil Woosnam says he expects some games to be on national television in 1977.

1979- After five years out of pro soccer, two-time North American Soccer League MVP and scoring leader Carlos Metidieri signs a one-year contract with the Buffalo Stallions of the Major Indoor Soccer League.

1982-An investor group headed by Kansas City Comets chairman Dr. David Schoenstadt purchases the four time MISL Champion New York Arrows, who will play all of their home games at the Nassau Coliseum after initially planning to play half their games at the Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey.

1984-The Pittsburgh Spirit defeat the defending MISL Champion Baltimore Blast 4-3 in front of a club record 13,716 at the Civic Center.

1989-Chico Borja scores at 9:08 of overtime to give the Wichita Wings a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Crunch.

1990- Marcelo Carrera scores three goals in the Dallas Sidekicks' 9-3 win over the Wichita Wings.

1990-Dan Donigan scores four goals in the St. Louis Storm's' 7-6 win over the San Diego Sockers. Ben Collins has a hat trick for the Sockers.

1990-Dallas Sidekicks goalkeeper Joe Papaleo faces 60 shots and makes a club record 32 saves in a 9-4 win over the Wichita Wings.

1996-The Wichita Wings' Kim Roentved plays his 646th game -- the most in pro indoor soccer history -- in a 15-9 loss to Cincinnati.

1996-Franklin MacIntosh gets the cycle in the Cincinnati Silverbacks' 15-9 home win over Wichita.

1996-Jamie Swanner makes 28 saves as the St. Louis Ambush defeat the Kansas City Attack 16-8 before a home crowd of 11,862.

1997-The Montreal Impact beats the Edmonton Drillers 17-4 in the first-ever meeting of the NPSL's two Canadian clubs.

2000-The WUSA unveils team names and logos for its inaugural clubs. The names of the initial WUSA teams are: Atlanta Beat, Bay Area Cyber Rays, Boston Breakers, New York Power, Carolina Courage, Philadelphia Charge, San Diego Spirit and Washington Freedom.

2002-Chris Handsor records eight points and Peter Pappas makes 15 saves as the Philadelphia KiXX defeat the Baltimore Blast 17-10 at the First Union Spectrum.

2002-Chile Farias scores the game-winning goal with 1:21 left on the clock as the San Diego Sockers trip  the Kansas City Comets 22-21 before 7,524 fans at the San Diego Sports Arena. 

2005- ESPN, ABC Sports and ESPN2 will pay $100 million to televise World Cup and the Women's World Cup for another eight years as part of a United States broadcast rights agreement with the Fedration Internationale de Football Association.

2006-The U.S. Women's National Team gets goals from forward Lindsay Tarpley and defender Cat Whitehill in the first half to record a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the final Group B match for both teams at the Peace Queen Cup.

2007-  Carlos "Chile" Farias scores two fourth quarter goals and has an assist to lead the Chicago Storm to a 16-12 win over Monterrey La Raza in front of 8,5000 at the Arena de Monterrey.

2007- Brian Ching scores two goals to lead the Houston Dynamo to a 4-1 overtime win over short-handed FC Dallas at Robertson Stadium. The Dynamo advance to the MLS Western Conference final on a 4-2 aggregate.

2009- The Los Angeles Galaxy reach agreement to loan David Beckham to AC Milan in January.

2010- Abby Wambach,  Lauren Cheney, Yael Averbuch and Alex Morgan score to give the U.S. Women's National Team its third consecutive shutout by defeating Costa Rica 4-0 to win Group B at the 2010 CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying in Cancun, Mexico.

2011- Sporting Kansas City complete their semifinal demolition of the defending champion Colorado Rapids with a 2-0 return leg win at Livestrong Sporting Park. Sporting wins the aggregate-goals series 4-0.

2011- Seattle Sounders FC's  2-0 win over Real Salt Lake at CenturyLink Field is not enough to salvage a spot in the MLS Western Conference championship game as RSL wins the two-game, aggregate goal semifinal set 3-2.

2012-  Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando shakes  off a hard knock to the head in the second half and coming up with a handful of world-class saves to preserve a scoreless draw with Seattle Sounders FC in  the Western Conference semifinal first leg at raucous Century Link Field

2013- The New England Revolution snap  a two-year scoring drought against Sporting Kansas City at the best possible time, getting goals from Andy Dorman and Kelyn Rowe on their way to a 2-1 win in the first-leg of their MLS Eastern Conference semifinal at Gillette Stadium.

2013- With a 2-1 victory over the San Antonio Scorpions, the Carolina RailHawks capture  the 2013 Woosnam Cup, that awards the team with the most points over the Fall and Spring Season. 

2014- Bradley Wright-Phillips and Peguy Luyindula score on each side of halftime to put the New York Red Bulls in command of their Eastern Conference semifinal with a 2-0 win over top-seeded DC United   at Red Bull Arena.

2014- Osvaldo Alonso's 54th-minute header lifts Seattle Sounders FC into a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals at Toyota Stadium.

2015- After only one season, New York City FC fires Jason Kreis as head coach.

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