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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
1980-U.S. Soccer names Bob Gansler national youth coach.
1984-Karl-Heinz Granitza scoers the winning goal as the Chicago Sting tie their best of three NASL playoff series with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at B.C. Place.
2000-After playing to a 2-2 draw with Japan, the United States Men advances to the semifinals of the Sydney Olympics by scoring on all five of their penalty kicks.
2003-Kroenke Sports purchases the Colorado Rapids.
2005-DC United falls 3-2 to Chile's Univiersidad Catolica in the Copa Sudamericana.
2006- Andy Herron scores his ninth goal of the season converting a penalty kick in the 84th minute for a 2-1 Chicago Fire win against the Los Angeles Galaxy. With the win, the Fire heads to the playoffs for the eighth time in nine years.
2007- MLS career scoring leader Jaime Moreno befuddles goalkeeper Matt Pickens with a dipping, curling masterpiece of a shot to give DC United a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire before 20,079 at Toyota Park.
2009- For the second time in five days, Conor Casey comes through with a stoppage time penalty kick to lift the Colorado Rapids into a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.
2010- Danesha Adams scores in the 13th minute of extra time to give the Philadelphia Independence a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers in a WPS Semifinal at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
2012- Freddy Adu scores two goals and Josue Martinez one another as the Philadelphia Union snap an eight-game winless streak with a 3-1 win over the Houston Dynamo at PPL Park.
2015- Will Bruin's 67th-minute goal gives the man-down Houston Dynamo a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Compass Stadium.
2015- Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn is voted the National Women's Soccer League Most Valuable Player for the 2015 NWSL season.
2016- A brace from David Villa and strikes from Jefferson Mena and Steven Mendoza power New York City FC to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire at Yankee Stadium.
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