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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1928-A new body proposing to replace the United States Soccer Football Association, and control soccer in the eastern states, is formed at a meeting in Providence, RI.
1959-With a 1-1 tie, Mexico knocks the United States out of Olympic qualification in a game played in front of 8,200 fans at Rancho Cienega Stadium in Los Angeles. Mexico wins the two-game series 3-2 on aggregate.
1977-Bob Ehlinger, the former Deputy Commissioner of the NASL and one time GM of the Philadelphia Atoms, is named General Manager of the league's new Philadelphia franchise.
1977-The Chicago Sting announce they will play eight of their 1978 home games at Wrigley Field.
1977-The American Soccer League adds the Pennsylvania Stoners, who will begin play in 1979. The league says Indianapolis, Toronto, Syracuse, Buffalo and Dayton, Ohio are also being considered for expansion.
1977-Goalkeeper Gordon Banks signs a new two-year deal with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
1977-The NASL's new Detroit team announces its name will be the Express.
1978-Giorgio Chinaglia scores twice and Dennis Tueart adds a goal as the New York Cosmos defeat Volanova 3-2 in Giania, Brazil.
1978-The American Soccer League announces that the Connecticut Yankees have folded because of an inability to meet league regulations.
1980 -The Denver Avalanche's Frank Bucci makes 44 saves in a 7-5 loss to the St. Louis Steamers at the McNichol Arena.
1980-The NASL's four Canadian teams, the Calgary Boomers, Edmonton Drillers, Toronto Blizzard and Vancouver Whitecaps form their own division to play the indoor season, after a court ruling over a labor dispute prevents foreign players from entering the U.S.
1983-Gerry Gray's overtime goal gives the New York Cosmos an 8-7 win over the Tulsa Roughnecks at Skelley Arena.
1986-Preki scores two goals in the Tacoma Stars 5-3 win over the Dallas Sidekicks at Reunion Arena.
1988-The San Diego Sockers sign Steve Zungul to a one year contract.
1989- Theo Kulsdom scored at 5:53 of the second overtime to give the Cleveland Crunch a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Comets.1991-John Kerr, Jr. scores two goals, including the overtime winner to lead the San Diego Sockers to a 7-6 win over the St. Louis Storm at The St. Louis Arena.
1992-Mia Hamm scores three goals as North Carolina rolls over Duke 9-1 as the Tar Heels win their seventh straight NCAA championship.
1996- Don D'Ambra scores at 5:45 of overtime to give the Philadelphia KiXX a 10-8 win over the Baltimore Blast
1994-Frank Klopas scores two goals and Jovan Kirovski nets his first international goal in the United States' 3-0 win over Jamaica in Kingston.
2006- Abby Wambach scores a goal in each half to lead the U.S. to a 2-0 victory over Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals to clinch a berth in the 2007 Women's World Cup.
2006- Christine Sinclair scores two goals for Canada in a 4-0 win over Jamaica, to advance to the Gold Cup final and be the first CONCACAF team to secure a berth in the 2007 Women's World Cup in China.
2008- Becky Edwards scores the game-winner and Alex Morgan adds a pair of second half goals as the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team earns a decisive 3-0 win over Argentina in the second game of Group B at the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Chile.
2009- Real Salt Lake becomes the first MLS team with a regular-season record under .500 to win the MLS Cup, upsetting the Los Angeles Galaxy in the final at Qwest Field. Goalkeeper Nick Rimando makes two saves in the penalty kick shootout and defender Robbie Russell converts the game-winner as RSL takes the tie-breaker 5-4 after playing to a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes before a crowd of 46,011.
2009 -The new second division professional league formed by former members of the United Soccer Leagues announces it is going to call itself the North American Soccer League. The teams in the new nine team league are: Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, Crystal Palace Baltimore, Miami FC, Minnesota Thunder, Montreal Impact, St. Louis Soccer United, Tampa Bay Rowdies and Vancouver Whitecaps.
2013- Rookie Dom Dwyer' s 63rd-minute goal lifts Sporting Kansas City to a 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference championship second leg in front of an SRO crowd of 22,107 at Sporting Park. Sporting, who had been knocked out of the last two MLS postseasons by the Dynamo, win the aggregate-goals series 2-1.
2014- The New England Revolution take a decisive 2-1 lead in their two-game Eastern Conference Championship series with the New York Red Bulls.
2014- Marcelo Sarvas scores in the 52nd minute to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC in the first leg of the MLS Western conference Finals at the StubHub Center.
2016- Toronto FC comes up with a pair of late road goals to trim the Montreal Impact's lead to 3-2 at sold-out Stade Olympique in the first game of the MLS Eastern Conference finals.
2016-Kevin Doyle and Jordan Morris team to give Seattle Sounders FC a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids in the first leg match of their Western Conference Championship CenturyLink Field.
2016- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena is named the new head coach of the U.S. National Team.