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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1885-Alex Gibson scores as a representative team from Canada defeats the United States selection 1-0 on the grounds of the O.N.T. Athletic Association in Newark, NJ.
1929-Leo Gruenfeld scores the only goal as the Hakoah All Stars defeat the Brooklyn Wanderers 1-0 in front of 4,000 at Hawthorne Field.
1956-The United States falls to Yugoslavia 9-1 at the Melbourne Olympics
1966-The Baltimore Orioles purchase a franchise in the National Professional Soccer League, which will share Memorial Stadium with the baseball team.
1978-The National Labor Relations Board issues a formal complaint against the NASL for its refusal to collectively bargain with the players association.
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1979-The New England Tea Men, unable to finalize a stadium deal to remain in the Boston area, say they are planning to move to Rhode Island.
1980-Pat Ercoli scores four goals to lead the Buffalo Stallions to a 11-5 win over the San Francisco Fog at the Memorial Auditorium.
1981-Three goals in 38 seconds from Craig Reynolds, Fred Grgurev and Steve Ryan propel the New Jersey Rockets to a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Fever at The Spectrum.
1983-Pelé says he considered an offer to return to the New York Cosmos for the 1984 season.
1984-Stan Terlecki scores three goals as the Pittsburgh Sprit defeat the Dallas Sidekicks 5-2 at the Civic Arena.
1989-Waad Hirmez gives the San Diego Sockers a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Comets with a goal at 5:18 of overtime.
1990-Since none of the U.S. TV networks are interested, World Cup USA '94 makes a deal with the European Broadcasting Union to serve as host broadcaster for the 1994 World Cup.
1998- Pat Onstad scores a two-point goal and makes 13 saves as the Edmonton Drillers beat the Kansas City Attack 18-12 at the Edmonton Coliseum.
1998-Dennis Brose scores six goals and ten points to lead the Detroit Rockers over the Wichita Wings 16-8 at the Joe Louis Arena.
2010- Landon Donovan scores an early goal, but the Newcastle Jets come back to capture a 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy in the Qantas Challenge in front of 23,317 at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
2012-Alex Morgan scores three goals in the first half and Sydney Leroux adds two more in the second as the U.S. Women's National Team rolls to an easy 5-0 win over Ireland in front of 10,092 at Jeld-Wen Field.