THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY SEPTEMBER 20

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

September 20:

1968-Pelé and Lima score first half goals to lead Santos to a 2-1 win over Guadalajara in front of 24,432 fans at the LA Coliseum.

1977-Pelé scores the only goal as the New York Cosmos fall to the Chinese National Team 2-1 in Shanghai.

1978-The U.S. Men's National Team falls to Portugal 1-0 at Benfica's Stade de Luz.

1979-Giorgio Chinaglia scores both goals as the New York Cosmos play to a 2-2 draw with Team Seiko in Hong Kong.

2000-Brandi Chastain, Kristine Lilly and Shannon MacMillan score as the United States registers its first win of the Sydney Olympics, 3-1 over Nigeria in Melbourne.

2000-Luis Hernandez records a goal and three assists t lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Mutiny in the first game of the first round of the MLS playoffs.

2008- Landon Donovan leads a Los Angeles Galaxy explosion with three goals in a 5-2 win over D.C. United at The Home Depot Center, snapping a 12 game winless streak.

 2008- Kate Markgraf, in her 193rd appearance and 10th year playing with the U.S. Women, nets her first international goal in a 2-0 win over Ireland in front of 5,390 at Toyota Park.

2012- Former Philadelphia Union striker Lionard Pajoy comes back to haunt his old team, scoring the only goal to give DC United a 1-0 win at PPL Park.

2014- Bradley Wright-Phillips scores twice in 89 seconds, and three goals overall, as the New York Red Bulls rout  Seattle Sounders FC 4-1  at Red Bull Arena.

2014- A pair of goals from Miguel Ibarra and five saves by Matt Van Oekel lead Minnesota United to a 2-0 win over the San Antonio Scorpions in front of a Toyota Field record NASL crowd of 8,313.

2015- Carli Lloyd records her second successive hat-trick as the U.S. Women's National team continues to walk through its Victory tour, handing Haiti a second straight rout, this time 8-0 in front of 35,753 at Legion Field .

 2015- The Chicago Fire relieve Head Coach Frank Yallop of his duties.

2015- The New York Red Bulls become the first team to book a spot in the MLS Playoffs with a 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers  at Providence Park.

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