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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1968-Two of the greatest players of their era, Pelé and Eusebio, meet at Yankee Stadium as Santos and Benfica play to a 3-3 tie in front of 36,904. Eusebio scores one of Benfica's goals, and after Pelé is fouled, Carlos Alberto converts a penalty kick. The New York Generals beat the Detroit Cougars 4-1 in the first game of the doubleheader.
1971-The longest professional soccer game ever in North America ends with a 176th minute goal by Carlos Metidieri, giving the Rochester Lancers a 2-1 win over the Dallas Tornado in an NASL playoff game at Aquinas Stadium.
1979-The Vancouver Whitecaps advance to the Soccer Bowl by beating the New York Cosmos 3-2 in a mini-game shootout. Vancouver won the series opener and the two sides played to a 2-2 tie in the regulation game. The Cosmos won that shootout for a 3-2 Game 2 win, forcing a mini-game, which was scoreless.
2001-Honduras ends the United States World Cup qualifier home unbeaten streak with a 3-2 decision at R..F.K. Stadium. Earnie Stewart scores two goals for the U.S., but misses a first half penalty kick.
2007- Robbie Findley and Eddie Pope score four minutes apart to give Real Salt Lake a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy at Home Depot Center, extending LA's losing streak to six.
2010- Kelly Smith sets up a pair of goals, and Jordan Angeli nets the game-winner as the Boston Breakers defeated the Atlanta Beat 3-1 at KSU Soccer Stadium.
2012- Hometown hero Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe each score two goals and add an assist as the United States Women's National Team defeats Costa Rica 8-0 in front of a sellout crowd of 13,208 at Sahlen's Stadium.
2012- Paulo Nagamura has a goal and an assist as Sporting Kansas City rally past Toronto FC 2-1 at LIvestrong Sporting Park.
2016- Frank Lampard scores two goals, moving his career total to 302, as New York City FC beats DC United 3-2 at Yankee Stadium.