THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY SEPTEMBER 5

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

September 5: 

1976-Werner Roth and Ramon Mifflin score for the New York Cosmos in a  2-1 win over the  Dallas Tornado in front of 12,500 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Tony Bellinger scores the only goal for Dallas.

1981-Arno Steffenhagen scores two goals to lift the Chicago Sting 4-2 over the Montreal Manic in an NASL quarterfinal playoff game at Comiskey Park.

1981-The Tampa Bay Rowdies even their playoff series with the New York Cosmos, taking a 3-2 win via shootout at Giants Stadium.

1987-Brent Goulet scores three goals, two on headers, as the United States beats Trinidad and Tobago 4-1 in the opening game of Olympic Qualifying at St. Louis Soccer Park.

1998-Preki becomes the first MLS player to break the 40 goal, 450 assist plateau with a three goal, two-assist performance in the Kansas City Wizards 5-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes at Arrowhead Stadium.

2001-The United States suffers an abysmal 2-0 loss to Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifying game in San Jose, Costa Rica. With the win, Costa Rica qualifies for the 2002 World Cup.

2009- Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore score late first half goals as the United States registers a 2-1 victory over El Salvador in its vital World Cup qualifying match at Rio Tinto Stadium

2009-MLS scoring leader Conor Casey scores in the 51st minute to lift the Colorado Rapids over Toronto FC 1-0  in front of 10,821 at Dicks Sporting Goods Park

2010- Khari Stephenson and designated player Geovanni score their first MLS goals as the San Jose Earthquakes  edge  the Houston Dynamo 2-1   at Robertson Stadium.

2010- Veronica Boquete set up both Chicago Red Stars goals, Casey Nogueira's go-ahead tally in the 50th minute and Megan Rapinoe's stoppage time capper,  to lead the Chicago Red Stars to a 2-1 win over the Washington Freedom.

2011-Omar Bravo's stoppage time penalty kick lifts Sporting Kansas City into a 2-2 draw with the LA Galaxy  in front of an SRO crowd of 20,512 at Livestrong Sporting Park.

2014-Landon Donovan converts the first of his two penalty kicks after the fastest red card in MLS history, and collects two assists as the LA Galaxy romp past the shorthanded Colorado Rapids 6-0 at the StubHub Center.

2015-Didier Drogba notches a hat trick in his first MLS start, leading the Montreal Impact to a 4-3 comeback win over the Chicago Fire at Stade Saputo.

2015-Zach Steinberger scores two goals, both set up by Don Smart, and Marvin Ceballos comes off the bench to add another as the Indy Eleven defeat the Jacksonville Armada 3-0 in front of 9,078 fans at Carroll Stadium.

2015-First half goals by Jessica Fishock and Megan Rapinoe were enough to give the Seattle Reign FC a 2-1 win over the Washington Spirit in front of a crowd of 5,708 at the Maryland SoccerPlex. 

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