THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY NOVEMBER 18

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

November 18, 

1967-With a 6-1 win over Colorado College, the St. Louis Billikens advance to the final four of the NCAA tournament for the sixth straight year.

1969-NASL Executive Director Phil Woosnam says the league is working on bringing a New York franchise on board.

1975-The Vancouver Whitecaps name former Canadian National Team coach Eckhard Krautzun as head coach, signing him to a two-year contract.

1975-Ed Snyder/Earl Foreman (Philadelphia Spectrum), Abe Pollin (Capital Center), Howard Baldwin (Hartford Civic Center), BillPutnum (Atlanta Omni), Nick Miletti (Cleveland Coliseum) and Sam Beger (Montreal Forum) are among the team owners and arenas revealed by former NASL team executives Norman Sutherland and Rick Ragone, who are entering teams in the Major Soccer League, a new indoor league  they are planning.

1976- The Las Vegas team in the NASL gets its name, Quicksilvers.

1976-The San Antonio Thunder is transferred to Honolulu.

1977-The Caribous of Colorado agree to a lease with the City of Denver for Mile High Stadium.

1980-The Major Indoor Soccer League selects The Checkerdome in St. Louis as the neutral site for the league's semifinals and finals March 27 & 29.

1980-The North American Soccer League approves the move of the New England Tea Men to Jacksonville.

1981-Groups from Atlanta, Northern Georgia, Birmingham and Dallas apply for American Soccer League franchises.

1982-Pato Margetic sets up three goals as the Chicago Sting defeat the Phoenix Inferno 6-3 at Chicago Stadium.

1984-Dave MacWilliams scores three goals and Joe Fink has a goal and two assists as the Baltimore Blast defeat the New York Cosmos 6-1 at the Baltimore Civic Center.

1989-Paul Wright and Michael King each scored three goals for the Cleveland Crunch in their 10-4 win over the Wichita Wings, while Andy Chapman scored three of Wichita's goals.

1990-Kristine Lilly scores one goal and sets up three others, as the North Carolina Tarheels win their  fifth consecutive NCAA title with a 6-0 rout of Connecticut at Chapel Hill.

1990-The United States and Trinidad & Tobago play to a scoreless draw at the National Stadium in Port of Spain.

1995-Kevin Sloan scores for the cycle as the Baltimore Spirit beats the Chicago Power 23-12 in a neutral-site game in front of 13, 052 at Philadelphia's CoreStates Spectrum.

1995-Ken Snow's two-pointer 57 seconds into overtime gives the Tampa Bay Terror its first victory, 11-9 over the Cincinnati Silverbacks at the Cincinnati Gardens.

1995-The Buffalo Blizzard's Rudy Pikuzinski collects his 800th point in a 21-16  victory over the Kansas City Attack at Memorial Auditorium.

2009- After a 26th-minute goal by MLS Golden Boot winner Jeff Cunningham,  Denmark scores two goals within the first six minutes of the second half and goes on to defeat the United States 3-1 at NRGi Park  in Aarhus.

2007-  Dwyane DeRosario sets up the equalizer and scores the game-winner in the 74th minute to propel the Houston Dynamo to their second straight MLS Cup with a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium.

2011- Time Warner Cable Sports acquires LA Galaxy broadcast rights for the next ten years. Published reports value the deal at $55 million.

2011- D.C. United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario is named the Most Valuable Player of Major League Soccer.

2012- The Houston Dynamo defeat DC United 3-1 at RKK Stadium to take their aggregate goals conference championship 4-2.

2012- Robbie Keane draws and scores on a penalty kick as the LA Galaxy lose to Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 at CenturyLink Field, but still win the conference championship with a 4-2 aggregate e score.

2014- The United States gets off to a shaky start against a reserve-laden Ireland team and never recovered, falling 4-1 at Aviva Stadium in Dubin. Mix Diskerud's lone goal left the US in a 1-1 tie at halftime, but Robbie Brady's second-half brace, including the second of two Ireland goals within the last eight minutes, helps seal the Americans' fate.

 

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