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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1967-After scoring an early goal, the Philadelphia Ukranian Nationals have two players ejected and fall to Alianza Soccer Club in San Salvador, El Salvador.
1969-The Rochester Lancers and Washington Darts jump from the American Soccer League to the NASL, as the Baltimore Bays withdraw, leaving the league with six teams.
1975-The Seattle Sounders say they have approached George Best about playing for the team.
1976-The San Jose Earthquakes sign Gabbo Gavric to a new two-year contract as head coach.
1979- Goalkeeper Alan Mayer, the 1978 North American Soccer League American Player of the Year, signs with the Pittsburgh Spirit.
1980-The Minnesota Kicks are sold to a group of British investors headed by Ralph Sweet, a director of England's Notts County.
1980-A new ten-team league called the United States Soccer League says it will use only American players when it begins play in 1981. The league says it will have teams in Baltimore, Hartford, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Providence, RI, and Tucson, Ariz. Newspaper accounts across the country doubt the validity of the league's backing.
1989- Branko Segota scores three goals as the San Diego Sockers beat the Dallas Sidekicks 6-2 at the San Diego Sports Arena.
1999- Otto Orf makes 20 saves in the Cleveland Crunch 24-6 win over the Montreal Impact at the CSU Convocation Center.
2005-Josh Wolff converts a ninth-minute penalty kick for the U.S. who allowed the Scotland to equalize in the 37th minute in a 1-1 tie at Hampden Park.
2006- The Houston Dynamo outlast the New England Revolution in penalty kicks to capture the MLS Cup at Pizza Hut Park. After playing to a 1-1 tie after 120 minutes of regulation and extratime, the Dynamo edge the Revs 4-3 in the shootout before a crowd of 22,427.
2008-Vicente Matias Vuoso's header in the fourth minute of stoppage time lifts Mexico to a 2-1 victory over Ecuador at Chase Field.
2009- Chivas USA announces that head coach Preki would be leaving the team to pursue other coaching opportunities.
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