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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1931-The New York Giants score three second-half goals to hand the Hakoah All-Stars their first defeat, 3-0 at Commercial Field.
1967-Local side Aungsan defeats the Dallas Tornado 4-0 in Rangoon, Burma.
1971-The Rochester Lancers become the first American team to reach the finals of the CONCACAF Championship when they are awarded a forfeit over Guadalajara.
1971-The U.S. Olympic Committee selects Gene Edwards as manager of the American soccer team for the Munich Olympics, and Bob Guelker as coach.
1974-St. Louis University's Tim Logush scores four minutes into the third overtime to give the Billikens a 2-1 win over host SIU-Edwardsville in the regional championship of the NCAA Tournament.
1975-Defending champion Howard University eliminates Philadelphia Textile in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, with a 2-1 win.
1976-The American Soccer League names the Los Angeles Skyhawks Ron Newman Coach of the Year and Jim Hinch Player of the Year.
1977-The Anaheim-based North American Soccer League franchise announces it will be the California Surf.
1977-The Memphis NASL team names former Manchester City and Crystal Palace coach Malcolm Allison as the club's first head coach.
1979-The NASL announces R.F.K. Stadium will be the site of the 1980 Soccer Bowl on Sept 21.
1980-Chris Dangerfield scores two goals as the Los Angeles Aztecs come from behind to beat the Dallas Tornado 7-5 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
1981-Despite playing a man down for 40 minutes, Philadelphia Textile defeats #1 ranked Indiana 1-0 to advance to the NCAA semifinals.
1981-Elvis Comrie scores one goal and assists on the other two as UConn advances to the NCAA semifinals for the first time with a 3-0 win over Long Island University in Storrs.
1997-Milwaukee goalie Victor Nogueira makes 19 saves in a 17-14 win over the Cleveland Force that extends the Wave's regular season home winning streak to 19 games.
2000-The WUSA announces the signing of five elite Chinese players for its inaugural season, Leading the way is Sun Wen who earned both the Golden Ball and Golden Boot at the 1999 Women's World Cup.
2007- Marcio Leite scores three goals and assists on Greg Howes' game-winner 20 seconds before the final buzzer to lead the Milwaukee Wave past Monterrey La Raza 23-17 at Arena Monterrey.
2012-San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski is named MLS Most Valuable Player for the 2012 season by a wide margin over the other finalists after tying the league's single-season scoring record with 27 goals.
2012-The new women's professional league backed by U.S. Soccer appoints former U.S. Women's National Team General Manager Cheryl Bailey as the Executive Director.
2012- David Beckham says there is no truth to the report that he will join the New York Cosmos after he plays his final game for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
2014- Charlie Davies scores both goals as the New England Revolution advances to the MLS Cup final by drawing the New York red Bulls 2-2 in the Eastern Conference Championship second leg at Gillette Stadium. The Revs win the series by a 4-3 aggregate score.
2015-Despite a 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena, the Columbus Crew SC's two-goal aggregate advantage in the MLS Eastern Conference Finals stands up for a berth in MLS Cup.
2015-With a 2-2 draw against top-seed FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium, the Portland Timbers take the aggregate goals series 5-3 and to earn a spot in MLS Cup.
2016-Ri Hyang Sim scores a minute into extratime to give North Korea a 2-1 victory over the United States in the semifinals of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.