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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1949-Pete Matevich scores twice to lead the United States to a 5-2 win over Cuba, in Mexico City. With the win, the U.S. earns a spot in the 1950 World Cup.
1968-The Atlanta Chiefs and San Diego Toros play to a 0-0 draw in the first game of the North American Soccer Championship Series at San Diego Stadium.
1980-The New York Cosmos win their third Soccer Bowl in four years, with a 3-0 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at R.F.K. Stadium. Giorgio Chinaglia scores two goals, giving him 18 for the playoffs and 76 for the year, 50 in NASL play and 26 in internationals.
1984-Ace Ntsoelengoe scores to give the Toronto Blizzard a 1-0 win over the San Diego Sockers at Varsity stadium as they sweep the best of three series to advance to the Soccer Bowl for the second straight year.
1987-A penalty kick in the 56th minute by Hugo Perez gives the United States its second straight Olympic Qualifying win over Trinidad and Tobago, 1-0 in a game played in Port of Spain.
2008- Jeff Cunningham scores two goals and sets up a third as FC Dallas steamrolls the Chicago Fire 4-1 in front of 16,923 at Toyota Park.
2011- Pablo Antonio Gabas scores the only goal as Costa Rican champions LD Alajuelense defeat the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 in a CONCACAF Champions League match at Estadio Morera Soto.
2011-Fabian Espindola scores twice as Real Salt Lake scores three goals in the first 21 minutes, then cruises to a 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena.
2011- Juan Pablo Angel scores twice in the second half to pull Chivas USA into a 2-2 draw with DC United at RFK Stadium. Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy stops Dwayne DeRosario's stoppage-time penalty kick to preserve the point for the Goats.
2013- Camilo Sanvezzo comes off the bench to score two goals in two minutes and lift Vancouver Whitecaps FC to a 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo.
2013- Stephen Lenhart scores two goals in three minutes to give the San Jose Earthquakes only their second road win of the season, 2-1 over Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium.
2013- Two goals from forward Georgi Hristov and one from midfielder Shane Hill lift the Tampa Bay Rowdies to a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Silverbacks at Al Lang Stadium, extending their unbeaten streak to ten games.
2013- Giles Barnes and Boniek Garcia lead the way with two goals apiece for the Houston Dynamo, who blow the game open with four second-half strikes to defeat Chivas USA 5-1 at BBVA Compass Stadium.
2014- Toronto FC snaps their six-game winless streak, routing Chivas USA 3-0 at BMO Field.