THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY SEPTEMBER 3

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

September 3, 

  

1916-In front of 20,000 spectators, The U.S. plays to a 1-1 tie against Norway in Christiania (now Oslo).

 1972--Willy Roy becomes the first opposing player to score a World Cup Qualifying goal at Azteca Stadium in the USMNT's 3-1 loss to Mexico.

1980-Leo Van Veen scores two goals to give the Los Angeles Aztecs a 3-0 playoff win over the Seattle Sounders in an NASL National Conference Semi-Final game at the Rose Bowl.

1980-Giorgio Chinaglia scores the game winner as the New York Cosmos beat the Dallas Tornado 3-2 in an NASL National Conference Semi-Final game.

1983-The Tulsa Roughnecks win their sixth straight game, 3-1 over the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

1994-The game winner is one of Dan Barber's three goals in the Las Vegas Dustdevils 9-8 win over the Dallas Sidekicks.

 1995- Preki has five assists in the San Jose Grizzlies 13-7 loss to the Dallas Sidekicks

 1999-The Sacramento Knights Ian Fraser blocks five shots against the Portland Pythons

2005-Goals by Steve Ralston and DaMarcus Beasley give the United States a 2-0 win over Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium, clinching a spot in the 2006 World Cup.

2006-Christian Gomez scores a pair of first-half goals to lead D.C. United to a 2-1 win over Chivas USA   at Home Depot Center.

2008- Women's Professional Soccer adds a franchise in the San Francisco Bay area, which will begin play in its inaugural season in 2009, while delaying the launch of its Dallas team until at least 2010 while the league continues to work on securing a facility.

2008-D.C. United win their second Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title  with a 2-1 victory against the Charleston Battery at RFK Stadium.

2009-Paul Riley is named the first coach of the Philadelphia Independence. 

2011-Forward Teofilo Gutierrez strikes twice -- once in each half -- to lift Colombia to a 2-0 win over Honduras in an international friendly at Red Bull Arena. 

2014-Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya scores a 39th-minute goal, Nick Rimando makes four saves in the second half and the U.S. Men's National Team earns a 1-0 victory against the Czech Republic at Generali Arena in Prague.

2016-The Washington Spirit clinch an NWSL a playoff berth with a 1-1 tie with the Western New York Flash before a 4,572 crowd at the Maryland SoccerPlex. 

2016-The LA Galaxy come up with a pair of late goals to give coach Bruce Arena his 200th MLS win, 2-1 over Columbus Crew SC  at the StubHub Center.

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