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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1931-Bert Patenaude scores two goals, leading the New York Giants to a 6-2 win over Racing Madrid at the Polo Grounds.
1968-Ralph McPate scores two goals to lead Canada to a 4-2 World Cup qualifying win over the United States in Toronto.
1977-Media reports link heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali and promoter Don King to a proposed bid to bring an NASL franchise to Montreal. Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Detroit, Memphis and Philadelphia also make presentations to the league.
1977-The North American Soccer League votes to scale back the number of non-North American players on team rosters to six by 1984.
1977-The People's Republic of China National Team earns the first victory of its U.S. tour, with a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
1980-The Tampa Bay Rowdies are routed 7-1 by Nottingham Forest, ending their six game tour of the UK with a 1-3-2 record.
1981-Borussia Dormund scores three goals in the second half to defeat the New York Cosmos 4-2 at Westfalia Stadium. Giorgio Chinaglia and Ricky Davis score for the Cosmos.
1997-Marco Lopez scores two goals and Rodolfo dela Fuentes adds the game winner as Monterrey La Raza evens their CISL Semifinal Series with the Houston Hotshots with a 3-2 win.
2001-Peter Vagenas scores four minutes into sudden death to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire at Titan Stadium, and four points in their first-to-five three-game MLS semifinal series.
2007-Abby Wambach scores twice in the second half while Heather O'Reilly, Kristine Lilly and Carli Lloyd also add goals as the USWNT defeats Mexico 5-1 at the Edward Jones Dome.
2007-Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle score to keep the Los Angeles Galaxy's slim playoff hopes alive with a 2-1 win over Toronto FC at Home Depot Center. The win is the fifth straight for the Galaxy, who improve to 9-13-6.
2013-A goal from Polish striker Tomasz Zahorski allows the San Antonio Scorpions to defeat FC Edmonton 1-0 for their third straight victory at Toyota Field.
2013-Khalif Alhassan scores seconds before halftime as the Portland Timbers vault into first place in the MLS West with a 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC at Jeld-Wen Field.
2015-Mark Pelosi and Jerome Kiesewetter score in the second half to lift the U.S. U-23 team over Canada 2-0 in the third-place match in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament at Rio Tinto Stadium.
2016- Kevin Doyle scores both goals as the Colorado Rapids knock the San Jose Earthquakes out of playoff contention with a 2-1 win at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
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