THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY OCTOBER 2

Posted by Charles Cuttone 02/10/2017 0 Comment(s)

THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

October 2: 

1974-Pelé plays his last game for Santos FC, dropping to his knees in the 22nd minute and waving his shirt to salute the 32,000 fans who pack Vila Belmiro.

1996-Roy Lassiter scores two goals and Martin Vasquez adds a goal and two assists as the Tampa Bay Mutiny advance to the MLS Eastern Conference finals with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew.

2002-Cindy Parlow scores two goals to lead the USWNT to a 4-0 win over Australia in the Nike U.S. Cup at SAS Soccer Park in Cary, NC.

2002-Goals by Brian Kamler and Taylor Twellman lead the New England Revolution to the MLS semifinals for the first time with a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium.

2008- Kenny Cooper scores on a penalty kick in the 89th minute to give FC Dallas a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes at Pizza Hut Park.

2010- Heather O'Reilly scores the game-winning goal and assists on a tally by Megan Rapinoe as the United States Women's National Team opens its two game series against China with a 2-1 win at Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium.

2011-Eddie Gaven's diving header in the 60th minute snaps a six-game winless streak for the Columbus Crew with a 2-1 win over DC United y at Crew Stadium.

2014- Robert Earnshaw scores a stoppage-time goal to lift the Chicago Fire to a 1-1 tie with the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. The Fire set an MLS record with their 17th straight draw.

2015-The U.S. Under-23 Men's national team, led by two goals from Jordan Morris, starts its run in the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship with a 3-1 win over Canada at Sporting Park.

2015- Alvaro Saborio's goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time, delivers a 2-1 victory over New York City FC at RFK Stadium, clinching a playoff berth for DC United in the process.

2016-Dominic Oduro scores in the 56th minute to not only give the Montreal Impact a 1-0 win over Orlando City SC, but also knock the Lions out of the hunt for a playoff spot in the MLS East.

2016-The New York Cosmos book  a spot in the North American Soccer League playoffs for the fourth consecutive year, recording a 2-0 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Shuart Stadium.

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