THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY OCTOBER 20

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

October 20: 

1968-Pete Millar scores three goals as the United States defeats Haiti 6-3 in Port Au Prince.

1968--The Rochester Lancers and New York Inter play to a 1-1 draw in a special American Soccer League Exhibition game at Roosevelt Field in Syracuse intended to drum up interest for a new franchise entering the league in 1969.

1976-Second half goals by Miro Rys and Mike Flater give the United States a 2-0 win over Canada in front of 17,675 in a World Cup qualifier at the Kingdome.

1977-Canada plays to a 1-1 tie against Haiti in a World Cup Qualifier in Monterrey, Mexico, and is eliminated.

1990-Hector Marinaro registers a hat trick in the Cleveland Crunch's 9-6 win over the St. Louis Storm.

1995-The Tampa Bay Terror play their first NPSL game, losing to the Canton Invaders 11-7 at Bayfront Center. Marco Ferruzzi scores the Terror's first goal.

1996-Eddie Pope scores four minutes into sudden death overtime as DC United wins the first MLS Cup 3-2 over the LA Galaxy at Foxboro Stadium.

 2000-Denison Cabral scores four 2-point goals and 13 points as the Baltimore Blast defeat the Kansas City Attack 21-20.

 2000-Elvis Thomas scores the Toronto ThunderHawks first goal at 12:53 of the first quarter in a 19-17 win over the Cleveland Crunch.

2001-Philadelphia KiXX forward Joel Shanker scores the first goal in (new) MISL history at 4:20 of the first quarter against the Milwaukee Wave.

2002-Carlos Ruiz scores in the 23rd minute of overtime to end the longest game in MLS history and give the LA Galaxy the MLS Cup with a 1-0 win over the New England Revolution in front of 61,316 at Gillette Stadium.

2004-Cindy Parlow registers a hat trick to lead the U.S. to a 5-1 win over Ireland at Soldier Field.

2007- A tired and injury depleted United States Women's National Team manages only a 1-1 tie with Mexico in front of 9,000 bi-partisan fans at University Stadium in Albuquerque, NM. Monica Ocampo scores for Mexico in the 56th minute, and US forward Heather O'Reilly ties the match six minutes later.

2010-San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski  registers his second hat trick in a month to hand Chivas USA a 3-0 loss at Buck Shaw Stadium.

2012-Abby Wambach scores her 147th career goal just two minutes into the game, but Germany rallies to tie it just twelve minutes later as the number one and two teams in the world play to a 1-1 draw in front of a sellout crowd of 19,522 at Toyota Park.

2012-D.C. United clinches a playoff spot for the first time in five years with a 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew in front of a sellout crowd of 19, 647 at RFK Stadium. The win extends D.C.'s home unbeaten streak to 16 games.

2013-Tim Cahill scores the fastest goal in MLS history, just eight seconds from kickoff, starting the New York Red Bulls on their way to a 3-0 romp over the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.

2013-David Proctor scores off a 90th-minute corner kick to lift FC Edmonton into a 1-1 draw with the New York Cosmos at James M. Shuart Stadium, preventing the Cosmos from clinching a spot in November's Soccer Bowl for at least another week.

2013-The U.S. Women's National Team wins its sixth straight game and stays unbeaten with a 4-0 victory against Australia in front of 19,109 festive fans at the Alamodome. Lauren Holiday and Carli Lloyd score the game's first two goals in the first 15 minutes. After the break, USA all-time leading goal scorer Abby Wambach tallies her 162nd before 57th-minute substitute Christen Press scores her seventh goal in just 10 U.S. WNT games in second-half stoppage time.

2014-Abby Wambach scores two goals as the United States Women's National Team cruises past Haiti 6-0 to advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's Championship in front of a small crowd of 6,421 at R.F.K. Stadium.

2015-Orlando City SC acquires an expansion team in the National Women's Soccer League to begin play in 2016. The Orlando Pride hires former US and Australia women's national team coach Tom Sermanni.

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