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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1970-Despite losing to the Washington Darts 3-1, at Catholic University, the Rochester Lancers win the North American Soccer League championship, taking the two game total-goal series 4-3.
1980-The Fort Lauderdale Strikers advance to the Soccer Bowl by defeating the San Diego Sockers 2-0 in a mini game at lockhart Stadium after the Sockers had tied the series with a 4-2 win in the regulation match.
1980-Giorgio Chinaglia scores all three goals, sending the New York Cosmos to the Soccer Bowl with a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Aztecs at Giants Stadium.
2000-The U.S. Men's Olympic team plays to a 2-2 draw against the Czech Republic in their opening game at the Sydney Olympics in Canberra, Australia.
2006- Abby Wambach scores two goals in front of the home town crowd, and Lindsey Tarpley adds another as the United States Women's National Team defeats Mexico 3-1 at PAETEC Park.
2007-Chivas USA dominates their landlords the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-0, to win the SuperClasico and the season series at Home Depot Center.
2008- The Los Angeles Galaxy's winless streak reaches 12 games with a 2-0 loss to the Kansas City Wizards in front of 26,113 fans who came to see David Beckham.
2013- Obafemi Martins leads the way with a goal and an assist as Seattle Sounders FC take over first place in the MLS West and the lead for the MLS Supporters Shield with a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake at CenturyLink Field.
2014-Blas Perez delivers a pair of goals, one in the first half and the eventual game-winner in the second, as FC Dallas ends a two-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC 16,792 at Toyota Stadium.
2014-Christian Ramirez and Miguel Ibarra score to give Minnesota United a 2-1 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, extending their home unbeaten streak to eleven games at National Sports Center Stadium.
2014- Alex Morgan scores two goals and assists on three others and Abby Wambach also scores two goals as the U.S. Women's National team rolled over Mexico 8-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium.
2015- Amy Rodriguez scores two goals to lead FC Kansas City to a second straight National Women's Soccer League championship appearance with a 3-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars in front of a sparse crowd announced at 3,031 at Toyota Park .
2015- Megan Rapinoe sets up Beverly Yanez's game winner, then adds an insurance goal, leading the Seattle Reign to a 3-0 win over the Washington Spirit at Memorial Stadium to book a spot in the NWSL Championship game.
2015- Adrian Winter leads the way with two goals as Orlando City SC wins a match for the first time since August 1, 3-1 over Sporting Kansas City at the Citrus Bowl.
2016- Maxi Urruti scores twice as FC Dallas rallies from an early deficit to win its second Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title with a 4-2 victory over the New England Revolution at Toyota Stadium.