THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY OCTOBER 4

Posted by Charles Cuttone 04/10/2017 0 Comment(s)

THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

October 4: 

1936-Ilya Weisman scores as the Maccabees of Palestine defeat the American Soccer League's Passon Athletic Club  1-0 in front of 30,000 at Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia.

1978-The North American Soccer League names former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as Chairman of the board of Directors, and advisor to the league.

1978-The Washington Diplomats are sold to Gulf+Western, owners of New York's Madison Square Garden for  a reported $3 million.

1978-Giorgio Chinaglia scores three goals and assists on another as the New York Cosmos defeat AEK 5-3 in Athens.

1980-Giorgio Chinaglia and Fernando exchange goals as the New York Cosmos and Sporting Lisbon play to a 1-1 tie.

1980-New York Cosmos teammates Rick Davis and Larry Hulcer score to lead the United States to a 2-0 win over Luxembourg.

1981-Francois Van Der Elst scored a late equalizer as the New York Cosmos played to a 1-1 draw with the Canadian National Team. Canada opened the scoring in the 79th minute on a goal by Dale Mitchell.

1981-Karl Ohing heads a ball over Fort Lauderdale Strikers' goalkeeper Jan Van Beveral to give German hosts Oldenburg a 1-0 win.

1983-After a 7-23 season, Tampa Bay Rowdies coach Al Miller resigns.

2008- Brian Ching scores two goals as the Houston Dynamo become the second MLS team to clinch a playoff berth with a 3-1 win over the Colorado Rapids at Dicks Sporting Goods Park.

2008-Brazilian import Dejair has a goal and an assist and Sasha Victorine scores his second goal in as many games in Chivas USA's  stunning 3-0 win over D.C. United. Alecko Eskandarian also has a goal and an assist against his former team.

2009-A 27th minute goal by Luis Angel Landin helps the Houston Dynamo overcome an early red card to forward Cam Weaver as they pick up the point they need to advance to the MLS postseason by playing the Kansas City Wizards to a 1-1 draw  before 16,854 at Robertson Stadium.

 2011-Fredy Montero and Osvaldo Alsonso score as a raucous crowd of 35,615 at Century Link Field sees the Seattle Sounders win their third straight Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, 2-0 over the Chicago Fire.

2014-Minnesota United extends its 12 game home unbeaten streak with a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks as Christian Ramirez scores his league-leading 17th goal of the season.

2015- David Texeira leads the way with two goals as FC Dallas nails down a spot in the MLS Western Conference playoffs with a 4-1 win over the Houston Dynamo  at Toyota Stadium.

 2015-Sinisa Ubiparipovic netts a goal in each half as the Ottawa Fury FC clinch their first-ever postseason berth with a 2-0 win over FC Edmonton at TD Place in front of boisterous crowd of 6,050.

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