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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1922-Three members of Bethlehem Steel F.C., Dave Edwards, Jack Barrie and William Barrie, jump the Eastern Soccer League team for the New Bedford Whalers of the American Soccer League.
1925-Malcolm Goldie scores two goals to lead Bethlehem Steel to a 7-0 win over Philadelphia F.C.
1926-Indiana Flooring hands the Brooklyn Wanderers their second defeat in as many days, 2-0 in front of 5,000 at Hawthorne Field.
1967-NPSL Commissioner Ken Macker tells reporters a merger with the rival United Soccer Association is near, but if it is not completed, the league's lawsuit against the USSFA, USA and FIFA will go on.
1972-The former Willimantic Wildcats are granted a Hartford franchise in the American Soccer League.
1974-The Tampa Bay team in the North American Soccer League announces its name will be Rowdies.
1978-Don Megson, former coach of Bristol Rovers, agrees to a three-year deal to coach the Portland Timbers.
1980-New York State Supreme Court Justice John J. Conway issues a temporary restraining order prohibiting the NASL from terminating the Rochester Lancers franchise.
1980-Paul Child, Keith Furphy and Brian Alderson each score two goals as the Atlanta Chiefs defeat the Tampa Bay Rowdies 8-7 before a club record crowd of 8,619 at The Omni.
1981-Stan Terlecki's four goals lead the Pittsburgh Spirit to a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Fever at the Civic Center.
1982-Karl-Heinz Granitza's scoring streak ends at 44 games as the Chicago Sting fall to the New York Arrows 6-1 in front of a record home opener crowd of 12,341 at the Nassau Coliseum.
1982-After winning the AIAW championship in 1981, the North Carolina Tar Heels win the first NCAA Championship with a 2-0 win over Central Florida.
1982-With two goals each, Dan Counce and Rob Prentice lead the Baltimore Blast to a 6-3 win over the LA Lazers in front of 9,022 at the Baltimore Civic Center.
1984-The United States Soccer Federation announces it is moving its headquarters from New York to Colorado Springs, Colo.
1986-Kai Haskivi has a goal and two assists, including setting up the game-winner, as the Cleveland Force edge the Dallas Sidekicks 4-3 at the Richfield Coliseum.
1986-Jan Goossens nets two goals to lead the Kansas City Comets to s 4-2 win over the New York Express at Nassau Coliseum.
1986-Mike Stankovic scores four goals in the Baltimore Blast's 5-2 win over the Chicago Sting in front of 10,625 at the Baltimore Arena.
1987-Chico Borja scores two goals as the Los Angeles Lazers come back from a three goal deficit to defeat the Minnesota Strikers 6-5 at The Forum.
1988-Shannon Higgins scores three goals as North Carolina wins its fourth straight NCAA Championship with a 4-1 win over NC State in Chapel Hill.
1989-The Canton Invaders win their fifth straight game without a loss, shutting out the Atlanta Attack 8-0 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
1990-The United States and Soviet Union play to a 0-0 draw at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
1990- The Baltimore Blast's Mike Stankovic scores three goals in a 9-7 win over the Dallas Sidekicks at the Baltimore Arena.
1990 -Preki's second hat trick of the season helped the St. Louis Storm to a 6-5 win over the Wichita Wings at the Kansas Coliseum.
1991-Michelle Akers scores two goals in a 3-0 win over Japan in Foshan, China, as the United States finishes the opening round of the Women's World Championship with three straight wins.
1992-Rusty Troy becomes the first Baltimore Spirit player to score four goals, leading an 17-11 win over the Buffalo Blizzard at the Baltimore Arena.
1997-Rudy Pikuzinski scores six points in an 11-6 victory over Baltimore to keep the Buffalo Blizzard perfect (5-0) at home and extend the team's win streak to four games
2010- Conor Casey tallies the equalizer and an own goal off FC Dallas defender George John in the 107th minute give the Colorado Rapids a 2-1 MLS Cup victory at BMO Field.
2012-U.S. Soccer announces the formation of a new, women's professional soccer league that will begin play in 2013. Eight teams are selected for the inaugural season with teams in Chicago (Red Stars), Boston (Breakers), Western New York (Flash), Washington, DC (DC United Women), New Jersey (Sky Blue FC), Portland Timbers, Seattle and FC Kansas City.
2016- Jurgen Klinsmann is fired as U.S. Men's National Team Head Coach and Technical Director after the United States drops its opening two matches of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Hexagonal.
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