THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY OCTOBER 16

Posted by Charles Cuttone 16/10/2017 0 Comment(s)

THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

October 16: 

1977-Buzz Parsons and Mike Bakic score as Canada beats Guatemala 2-1 in a in World Cup qualifier in Mexico City.

1977-George Nanchoff and Greg Villa score as the United States defeats the People's Republic of China in front of 17,500 at Kezar Stadium.

1979-The North American Soccer League announces it will expand its season from 30 to 32 games.

1998-The expansion Chicago Fire advance to the MLS Cup with a 2-1 shootout win over the LA Galaxy in front of 32,744 at Soldier Field.

1999-Jaime Moreno scores two goals as DC United defeats the Miami Fusion 2-1in game one of the MLS Eastern Conference Finals.

2004-Angele Hucles scores in the 36th minute to give the United States a 1-0 win over Mexico at Arrowhead Stadium.

2008-Francis Doe scores his first two goals of the season to lead D.C. United to a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution at R.F.K. Stadium.

2008-Mexico manages to escape from Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium with a two-goal draw against already-eliminated Canada to continue to top the Group B standings in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with 10 points.

2010-The Columbus Crew's William Hesmer becomes the second goalkeeper in MLS history to score a goal, netting the stoppage time equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Toronto FC at BMO Field.

2011-Forward Chad Barrett scores the only goal of the LA Galaxy's 1-0 SuperClasico win over stadium-mates Chivas USA at the Home Depot Center. The victory makes the Galaxy only the third team in MLS history to go an entire season without losing a match on their home turf.

2012-Clint Dempsey scores two goals and assists on the other as the United States registers a convincing 3-1 World Cup qualifying win over Guatemala at Livestrong Sporting Park.

2014- Lee Nguyen scores twice in the second half, and the New England Revolution guarantee themselves a top-three finish in the MLS East with a 2-1 comeback win over the Houston Dynamo  at BBVA Compass Stadium.

2015-Rookie Cyle Larin strikes twice within an eight-minute span of the second half to power Orlando City SC to a 2-1 victory over New York City FC in a battle of MLS expansion teams.

2015-Second-half sub Asani Samuels scores two set-piece goals, an equalizer in second-half stoppage time and the game-winner in the 112th minute as the Rochester Rhinos defeat the LA Galaxy II 2-1 in overtime to capture the 2015 USL Championship at Sahlen's Stadium. 

2016-Michel scores two goals and Bill Forbes added another as Rayo OKC defeats Ottawa Fury FC 3-1 at Miller Stadium.

2016- Patrick Mullins makes New York City FC pay for trading him at midseason, notching a goal and an assist to lead DC United to a 3-1 win over his former teammates  at RFK Stadium.

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