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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1921-Bill Fryer and Pete Sweeney score as Todd Shipyards blanks Harrison F.C. 2-0.
1932-Hakoah and the Boston Bears play to a 1-1 tie at Hawthorn Field.
1966-The United States Soccer Football Association approves a plan to establish professional soccer franchises in 12 cities by 1968, with the 1967 season consisting of teams from Europe and Latin America playing exhibition games in the 12 cities.
1973-The American Soccer League adds a Providence franchise, pending finalization of a stadium agreement.
1979-After five seasons, former basketball star Bob Cousy resigns as Commissioner of the American Soccer League.
1979-The St. Louis Steamers name Tom Twellman general manager.
1980-Washington Diplomats General Manager Andy Dolich resigns to join the Oakland Athletics.
1983-Roberto Dos Santos scores three goals in the Los Angeles Lazers 6-3 win over the Buffalo Stallions at The Forum.
1983-The New York Cosmos make their debut at Madison Square Garden in front of 5,821 and defeat the Chicago Sting 4-2.
1987 -Tacoma Stars goalkeeper Mike Dowler faces 61 shots in a 7-6 overtime loss to the Baltimore Blast at the Baltimore Arena.
1987-Steve Frick and Rudy Pikuzinski each score two goals in the Canton Invaders 5-4 win over the Milwaukee Wave at the Canton Civic Center.
1991-With only four teams, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Miami Freedom, Colorado Foxes and San Francisco Bay Blackhawks posting bonds, the American Professional Soccer League says it is considering playing international teams as part of the league schedule.
1999-Jason Dunn's career high 11 points helped the Wichita Wings overcome a 13-2 deficit to defeat the Kansas City Attack 31-21
2002 -Kevin Sloan scores two goals, including the game winner, and Don D'Ambra adds two more as the Philadelphia KiXX defeat the San Diego Sockers 10-5 in a School Day Game at the First Union Spectrum.
2008-Columbus Crew midfielder Guillermo Barros Schelotto is named MLS Most Valuable Player.
2009-The war between the United Soccer Leagues and the Team Owner's Association intensifies as two clubs, the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Crystal Palace Baltimore bolt the established league for the new circuit.
2010-Alex Morgan's stoppage-time goal salvages a less-than-stellar performance by the U.S. Women's National Team against Italy , nailing down a 1-0 road win in the first leg of their two-game Women's World Cup qualifying playoff series at Stadio Euganeo.
2011-Landon Donovan scores the lone goal of the MLS Cup in the 72nd minute to propel the LA Galaxy over the Houston Dynamo before a packed house of 30,281, a record at The Home Depot Center.
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