THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY OCTOBER 14

Posted by Charles Cuttone 14/10/2017 0 Comment(s)

THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

October 14: 

1948-Ed Souza scores the first goal as an American selection defeats the Israeli national team 4-1 in front of 20,000 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia.

1977-Zico scores twice as Flamengo beats the New York Cosmos 4-1 at Maracana Stadium.

1979-Franz Beckenbauer and Dennis Tueart score as the New York Cosmos play Japan to a 2-2 draw in Tokyo.

1981-The Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Olympiakos play to a scoreless tie in Athens.

1984-Eddy Albures and Eduardo Estrada each score twice as Guatemala routs the United States 4-0 in a friendly.

1997-Ato Leone scores two goals, including the game winner as the Houston Hotshots advanced to the CISL Championship with a 4-3 win over Monterrey LaRaza

2001-Landon Donovan scores a first half goal and assists on one of three second half goals, as the San Jose Earthquakes rout the Miami Fusion 4-0 to even their ML semi-final series.

2006-Thiago Martins scores two goals and Jacob Peterson adds an equalizer in the closing minutes to lead the Colorado Rapids to a 3-3 tie with the Houston Dynamo, and clinch a playoff spot.

2006-Landon Donovan scores two goals and Cobi Jones has three assists as the LA Galaxy thrash  FC Dallas 5-2 at Home Depot Center.

2009-The New York Red Bulls' road winless streak, dating back to May 10, 2008, hits 27 games  as they fall to Real Salt Lake 2-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

 2009- A late goal by Michael Bradley and a stoppage time tally by Jonathan Bornstein allows the United States to  pull out a stunning 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in the last game of World Cup Qualifying at R.F.K. Stadium, placing them at the top of the CONCACAF qualifying table.

2011-The Houston Dynamo move into second place in the MLS East and eliminate the Chicago Fire from playoff contention with a 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers at Jeld-Wen Field.

2014-The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC become the second and third Major League Soccer teams to add a "2" franchise in the third division USL Pro, following the Los Angeles Galaxy.

2015- Sebastian Giovinco's game winner clinches the first ever playoff spot for  Toronto FC with a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls at BMO Field.

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