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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1977- Pelé ends his career in style, scoring his final goal for the New York Cosmos before halftime and changing jerseys to finish his farewell game with his former team, Santos in front of a sellout crowd studded with celebrities, politicians and sports stars. Fittingly, players from both the Cosmos and Santos join in carrying him around the field for an honor lap as rain falls at Giants Stadium.
1983-Njego Pesa scores a goal and Ron Futcher nets his sixth of the playoffs as the Tulsa Roughnecks win Soccer Bowl 83, 2-0 over the Toronto Blizzard at BC Place in Vancouver.
2006-Abby Wambach scores two goals and Aly Wagner and Lindsay Tarpley add two each as the U.S. routs Chinese Taipei 10-0 at the Home Depot Center.
2011- Fredy Montero scores two goals to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 2-1 comeback win over the New England Revolution in front of 21,022 fans at Gillette Stadium.
2011- The LA Galaxy knock off another rival for the MLS Supporters Shield, rallying past Real Salt Lake 2-1 at the Home Depot Center.
2013- Lewis Neal scores the only goal, in the 44th minute as DC United captures the 100th U.S. Open Cup with a 1-0 upset win over Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium.
2016- Walker Zimmerman scored the only goal FC Dallas needed to edge the LA Galaxy 1-0 and tighten their hold on first place in the MLS Supporters' Shield race at Toyota Stadium.
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