THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY OCTOBER 24

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

October 24:

1926-Police have to be called in when fans swarm the field to join a fight between players, as A.C. Sparta defeats a local Detroit selection 2-1 at the University of Detroit Stadium.

1979-The largest crowd to see a soccer game in Australia, 60,000, is on hand at the Showground n Sydney as the Australia National Team defeats the New York Cosmos 2-1.

1992-The Dallas Sidekicks meet the U.S. National Indoor Team in front of 12,100 fans at Reunion Arena. Kevin Smith and David Doyle both contribute two goals in a 7-6 Dallas win.

1998-Matt Knowles and Kevin Sloan each get three goals as the host Philadelphia KiXX defeat the Detroit Rockers 17-4 in front of 11,524 at the Spectrum.

2002- Freddy Garcia scores in the 30th minute to give the Columbus Crew a 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy at Crew Stadium  to win the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

2004-Dwayne De Rosario and Craig Weibel score to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a  2-0 win over the Kansas City Wizards in game one of the MLS first round playoff series.

2007-Longtime U.S. Soccer Youth National Team coach John Hackworth is  named as an assistant coach to Bob Bradley and the U.S. Men's National Team.

2009-Juan Pablo Angel and Macoumba Kandji scores two goals apiece as the New York Red Bulls completed a disappointing season on a high note behind a 5-0 victory over Toronto FC before an announced crowd of 21,305 in the final soccer game at Giants Stadium.

2010- The Columbus Crew snap  a six-game winless streak just in time for the playoffs, closing out their regular season with a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union  at Crew Stadium, but lose goalkeeper Will Hesmer for the postseason.

2010-The Los Angeles Galaxy complete  their wire-to-wire quest for the MLS Supporters Shield on the final day of the regular season, edging FC Dallas 2-1  at the Home Depot Center to finish with a league-best 59 points (18-7-5).

2011-After the New England Revolution finish with the worst record in Major League Soccer,  long-time coach  Steve Nicol  is relieved of his duties.

2012-CJ Sapong has a goal and an assist as Sporting Kansas City nail  down first place in the MLS East and the top seed in the conference playoffs with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union at Livestrong Sporting Park.

 2014- Florent Sinama-Pongolle scores in the 90th minute to give the Chicago Fire a season-ending 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo at Toyota Park.

2014- Behind a two-goal performance from Carli Lloyd,the USWNT assures its spot in the 2015 Women's World Cup with an easy 3-0 win over Mexico in the CONCACAF Women's Championship Semifinal at PPL Park.

2014-Costa Rica goalkeeper Dinnia Diaz makes an incredible three consecutive saves in the shootout to give Las Ticas a berth in the 2015 World Cup with a win over Trinidad and Tobago at PPL Park.

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