THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY SEPTEMBER 8

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY

September 8

1979-Trevor Whymark scores both goals, give the Vancouver Whitecaps' a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies in Soccer Bowl '79 in front of 50,699 at Giants Stadium.

1982-Giorgio Chinaglia scores 1:51 into overtime to send the New York Cosmos into the Soccer Bowl for the fifth time in six years, with a 2-1 win over the San Diego Sockers at Jack Murphy Stadium.

1982-Kenny Hibbit scores 3:43 into overtime to give the Seattle Sounders a 4-3 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, forcing a third game in their NASL Conference Championship Series.

1983-Alan Taylor's goal gives the Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blizzard in the first game of their NASL playoff series at B.C. Place.

1996-Missael Espinoza scores two goals and assists on another as the San Jose Clash defeat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 at Mile High Stadium.

2000-Omar Bravo scores in the seventh minute of overtime to lift the Kansas City Wizards over the Los Angeles Galaxy and into the MLS playoffs with a 1-0 win at Mile High Stadium.

2002-Abby Wambach and her Washington Freedom teammate Mia Hamm each scores three goals as the U.S. defeats Scotland 8-2 at Columbus Crew Stadium. Hamm also dishes out three assists in the rout.

2004-Cobi Jones strikes two minutes into stoppage time to lift the U.S. to a 1-1 tie with Panama in a World Cup Qualifier in Panama City.

2012-Eddie Johnson scores both home team goals as Seattle Sounders FC beat Chivas USA 2-1  at CenturyLink Field.

2010-The United Soccer Leagues  announced plans to merge its First and Second Divisions into a single league property for 2011 - USL PRO. The announcement comes after a more than year long bitter battle between the ownership of the league and a number of team owners who ultimately split from the USL to develop the North American Soccer League.

2012-Kealia Ohai scores a 44th-minute goal as the United States defeats defending champion Germany 1-0 to win the 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup.

2013- Thierry Henry and Johnny Steele each have a goal and an assist as the New York Red Bulls pull  even with Eastern Conference leaders Sporting Kansas City with a 4-1 win over the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.

2015- Neymar scores twice, sparking Brazil to a 4-2 win over the United States in front of a Gillette Stadium crowd of 29,308.

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