THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY SEPTEMBER 2

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

September 2

  

1919-Bethlehem Steel suffers the first loss of its European tour, falling to Malmo & Landsrokna 3-2 in Malmo, Sweden.

1971- Kaizer "Boy Boy" Motaung scores the only goal as the Atlanta Chiefs beat the New York Cosmos 1-0 in the first game of a best of three playoff series.

1975- Pelé scores two goals and assists on another as the New York Cosmos beat a Swedish first division selection 3-1 in Gothenburg.

1979-The Tampa Bay Rowdies advance to the Soccer Bowl with a 1-0 mini-game win over the San Diego Sockers at Tampa Stadium. The regulation game ended in a 2-2 tie, and the Rowdies prevailed 3-2 in a shootout to force the mini-game.

1994-Genoni Martinez scores two goals, including the overtime game winner and adds two assists in Monterrey LaRaza's 10-9 win over the Houston Hotshots.

2006- Alan Gordon scores two goals as the LA Galaxy beat the Kansas City Wizards 2-1 at Home Depot Center.

2009- Seattle Sounders FC become the first MLS expansion team in 11 years to capture the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as they defeat  D.C. United, 2-1. Fredy Montero and Roger Levesque score  goals for the Sounders at RFK Stadium, while Clyde Simms finds the back of the net in the 89th minute for D.C.

2012- The San Jose Earthquakes score  on three booming free kicks on their way to a 4-0 dismantling of Chivas USA  at Buck Shaw Stadium.  Ramiro Corrales led the Quakes with two set-piece goals, his first two goals of the year. 

2015- Amy Rodriguez scores two goals and Sara Hagen adds one as FC Kansas City slips past Sky Blue FC 3-2 at Yurcak Field. The win extends FCKC's unbeaten streak to six games.

2016- Darryl Fordyce scores two goals to help FC Edmonton come from behind in a 2-2 draw with Ottawa Fury FC at TD Place.

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