THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY OCTOBER 8

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

October 8: 

1922-Newcastle United Women also know as Dick Kerr's Ladies, play to a 4-4 draw with the Washington All-Stars at American League Park in the Nation's Capital.

1959-The United States falls to Mexico 2-0 in Mexico City, in the first of a two game qualifying series for the 1960 Olympics in Rome.

1977-Brian Budd scores as Canada falls to El Salvador 2-1 in the opening game of the second round of World Cup qualifying in Monterrey, Mexico.

1977-Giorgio Chinaglia scores early in the second half, but Shen Hsiang-fu nets the equalizer five minutes later as the New York Cosmos tie the National Team of the People Republic of China 1-1 in front of 33,712 at Giants Stadium.

1979-Eddie Firmani becomes the fourth coach in the history of the Philadelphia Fury, signing a three year contract, after being allowed to leave the ASL's New Jersey Americans for $1.

1979-The MISL Players Association is formed by Ed Garvey Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association and John Kerr, Director of the North American Soccer League Players Association.

1980-Peter Baralic and Neil Roberts score, but the Tampa Bay Rowdies fall to St. Mirrens in Scotland, 4-2.

1980-Rad Edstrom scores twice as Standard Liege routs the New York Cosmos 3-0 in Jambes, Belgium.

1981-Gordon Sweetser scores two goals as the Canadian National Team blanks the New York Cosmos 4-0  at Empire Stadium in Vancouver.

1989-After only a year away from the MISL, indoor soccer returns to the Richfield Coliseum in the league's preseason opener. The San Diego Sockers defeat the Cleveland Crunch 5-4 in overtime in front of a league preseason record crowd of 19,477.

1990-The financially troubled Portland Timbers of the APSL are put up for sale.

1994-The Dallas Sidekicks' hopes of a second straight CISL title are dashed in front of a capacity crowd of 16,652 at Reunion Arena. The Las Vegas Dustdevils capture the title with a 10-9 win. Branko Segota, the Championship Series MVP, scores the game winning goal with less than 2:30 left on the clock. Las Vegas goalkeeper Brett Phillips faces 76 shots and makes an astounding 39 saves.

1995-Sacramento Knights goalkeeper Mario Astorga records the CISL's first playoff shutout, a 4-0 victory at San Jose.

2005- Carlos Hernandez scores two goals as Costa Rica became the third CONCACAF nation to qualify for World Cup with a 3-0 win over the United States at Saprissa Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica.

 2006- The Columbus Crew's Joseph Ngwenya tallies two assists and one goal, in a 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire, in front of a sell-out crowd of 20,054 at Toyota Park.

2006-Kenny Cooper's 11th goal of the season gives FC Dallas a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy at Pizza Hut Park.

2006- Abby Wambach scores two goals, including the game winner in stoppage time to lead the United States to a 2-1 win over Iceland on  a soggy field at the University of Richmond.

2010- Patrick Nyarko assists on both goals as the Chicago Fire blank the Columbus Crew 2-0 at Toyota Park.

 2011- Chris Wondolowski scores his 13th and 14th goals of the season, one on either side of the intermission, to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

2011-Clint Dempsey scores in the 36th minute to give the U.S. men their first win in five matches under new head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, 1-0 over Honduras  at wet and windswept Sun Life Stadium

2014- Diego Valeri scores twice and Rodney Wallace factors in all three goals as the Portland Timbers shutout the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 at Providence Park.

2014-Two goals by Fafa Picault and a game winner by Shawn Chin pace  the Fort Lauderdale Strikers to a 3-2 come from behind win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium.

2016- Dominique Badji scores two goals as the Colorado Rapids close  to within two points of first place in the MLS West with a 3-2 win over the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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