THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY OCTOBER 18

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

October 18:

1931-Racing Club of Madrid defeats New York Metropolitan Champion Prague F.C. 3-0 at Steinway Oval in Astoria, Queens.

1936-A Michigan All-Star team plays to a 3-3 draw with the touring Macabees of Palestine in front of 10,000 at the University of Detroit Stadium.

1981-Chico Borja scores the equalizer in the 54th minute on an assist from Giorgio Chinaglia as the New York Cosmos play A.C. Milan to a 1-1 draw at the San Siro.

1983-The new local ownership of the Tampa Bay Rowdies announces fan-favorite Rodney Marsh as the club's new head coach.

1987-Hugo Prerez leads the way with two goals as the United States routs El Salvador 4-2 in an Olympic qualifier in San Salvador.

 1997-John Olu-Molomo scored the overtime game winner to give the Seattle SeaDogs a 6-5 win over the Houston Hotshots in game one of the CISL Finals.

2008-The New York Red Bulls' Danny Cepero becomes the first goalkeeper in MLS history to score a goal, launching a free kick from  81 yards in a 3-1 win over the Columbus Crew at Giants Stadium.

 2008-Rohan Ricketts scores twice as Toronto FC upend the playoff-bound Chicago Fire 3-2  at BMO Field.

2008- Javier Morales sets up two goals Real Salt Lake locks up their first-ever MLS playoff berth, beating up on shorthanded FC Dallas 3-1 in front of 17,628 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

2013-Dom Dwyer  scores the only goal in Sporting Kansas City's 1-0 victory over D.C. United at Sporting Park.

2014-Eddie Johnson scores his seventh goal of the season and adds his third assist to help D.C. United secure the Eastern Conference regular season crown with a 2-1 victory against the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium.

2014- FC Edmonton extends its unbeaten streak to six games with a 2-0 win over Canadian rival Ottawa Fury FC at TD Place.

2015-Mike Grella scores two goals, including the fastest in MLS history, just seven seconds into the game, as the New York Red Bulls clinch first place in the MLS East regular season standings with a dominating 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena.

2015-Romuald Peiser collected his NASL-record 14th shutout of the season as Ottawa Fury FC move to within a single point of capturing the NASL Fall Season Championship with a 1-0 victory over the San Antonio Scorpions in their final regular season home match at TD Place.

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