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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1967-Bob Gansler, a former member of the U.S. Olympic team, signs with the Chicago Mustangs of the United Soccer Association.
1971-The University of San Francisco Dons win the West Coast Conference title for the eighth consecutive time.
1977-Krikor Yepremian steps down as general manager of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
1978-The North American Soccer League signs a two year contract, with an option for a third with ABC.
1978-The Seattle Sounders sign head coach Jim Gabriel to a new one-year contract for a third season with the club.
1978-First MISL College player draft is held.
1979-The Federation of Professional Athletes, which includes the NASL Players Association, become a member of the AFL-CIO.
1982-Erik Rasmussen scores three goals in the Wichita Wings 6-4 win over the Tacoma Stars at the Kansas Coliseum.
1987-Denis Mepham scores 4:22 into overtime, ruining a Baltimore Blast comeback to give the Cleveland Force a 6-5 win in front of a sellout crowd of 12,506 at Baltimore Arena.
1987-Nebo Bandovic scores four goals to lift the St. Louis Steamers to a 7-4 win over the Dallas Sidekicks in front of 12,102 at the St. Louis Arena.
1987-Steve Zungul becomes the first player in MISL history with 400 assists, setting up two goals in addition to scoring a pair in a 7-5 Tacoma Stars win over the Los Angeles Lazers in front to 17,444, the second largest crowd ever at the Tacoma Dome.
1995-The Philadelphia KiXX join the NPSL as the league's 15th team, joining the Toronto Shooting Stars as an expansion team for 1996-97.
1998- Felipe scores in the 68th minute to lift Vasco da Gama to a 1-0 win over DC United in the Inter-American Cup in front of 26,216 at RFK Stadium.
2009-Fourth-seeded Real Salt Lake defeats the #2 Chicago Fire 5-4 in penalty kicks after a scoreless Eastern Conference championship game at Toyota Park.
2009-The United States falls to Slovakia in Bratislava 1-0 when Marek Hamsik converts a penalty kick past Brad Guzan in the 26th minute after Jonathan Bornstein takes down Vladimir Weiss in the penalty area.
2010- David Ferreira has the game-winning goal and an assist as FC Dallas stuns the LA Galaxy 3-0 in the MLS Western Conference championship game at the sold-out Home Depot Center.
2011-LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena is voted the 2011 MLS Coach of the Year becoming the first person to win the award three times, having also won it in 1997 and 2009.
2012- Mix Diskerud scores his first international goal three minutes into stoppage time to give the United States a 2-2 draw with Russia in Krasnodar.
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