THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY NOVEMBER 4

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

 November 4

1968-The Washington Whips announce all of their players will become free agents.

1975-Pop star Elton John acquires an ownership interest in the North American Soccer League's Los Angeles Aztecs.

1975-Gordon Bradley, coach of the New York Cosmos since their inception in 1971, is promoted to Vice President of Player Personnel and Development.

1976-Pelé announces at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro that he will not sign a contract extension with the New York Cosmos to play after the 1977 NASL season.

1979-The North American Soccer League Players Union makes public a list of 40 separate violations of U.S. labor law in charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

1981-The Minnesota Kicks close their offices two weeks after the team's owner Ralph Sweet announces that he will no longer fund the franchise.

1981-The NASL announces the league's third indoor season will go on as scheduled with 13 teams, and will play without the Minnesota Kicks and Los Angeles Aztecs as those clubs seek buyers.

1982-FIFA President Dr. Joao Havelange says the United States is the most likely country to replace Colombia as host of the 1986 World Cup.

1983-Molson Breweries, after losing $10 million over three years, announces it is folding the North American Soccer League franchise, the Montreal Manic.

1983-The Tampa Bay Rowdies agree to participate in the NASL's indoor season.

1983-The San Diego Sockers defeat Newcastle HBK of Australia 11-3, and BK Hacken of Sweden comes back to defeat the Golden Bay Earthquakes 4-2 in the opening round of the International Indoor Invitaional Soccer tournament at the San Diego Sports Arena.

1989-Mike Powers scores at 5:08 of overtime to give the Dallas Sidekicks a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Storm.

1989-Mark Kerlin scores at 10:01 of overtime to give the Tacoma Stars a 4-3 win over the San Diego Sockers.

 1990- Hector Marinaro scores three goals in the Cleveland Crunch's 9-3 win over the San Diego Sockers, his third hat trick of the season. Paul Doughtery scores all three of the Sockers goals

1995-The Kansas City Attack's Brian Haynes collects his 600th career point in a 21-14 loss to the Detroit Rockers.

1995-The Cincinnati Silverbacks play their first home game, a 15-7 loss to Cleveland, before 8,623 fans.

1995-Former U.S. and Greek National and Olympic Teams coach Alkis Panagoulias makes his NPSL coaching debut with the Chicago Power in a 13-8 loss in Buffalo.

2003-A second half goal by Nat Borchers lifts the Colorado Rapids to a 1-1 tie in their first round playoff game with the Kansas City Wizards. Wolde Harris scores for Kansas City.

2006- Kristine Lilly scores in the 68th minute as the U.S. Women's National Team guts out a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Canada to win the championship of the 2006 Peace Queen Cup.

2009-The U.S. Under-17 Mens National Team is eliminated from the FIFA U-17 World Cup  with a2-1 loss to Italy.

2010-Chris Wondolowski scores in the 81st minute to lift the San Jose Earthquakes to a 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls in the MLS semifinals at Red Bull Arena. The win gives the Quakes a 3-2 win in the total goals series.

2011-The Los Angeles Galaxy rally for a 2-1 victory  over the New York Red Bulls to advance to the Western Conference final for the third straight season.

2012-Victor Bernardez sneaks a stoppage-time free kick through the wall and under goalkeeper Josh Saunders to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy at the Home Depot Center in the first  leg of the MLS Western Conference semifinals.

2012-Will Bruin scores a goal and sets up another as the Houston Dynamo keep their perfect record at BBVA Compass Stadium intact with a 2-0 win over top-seeded Sporting Kansas City in the first leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

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