THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY SEPTEMBER 29

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY  

September 29

1968-Israel's Olympic team, en route to Mexico City, defeats the California All-Stars 5-3 at the LA Coliseum.

1984-The United States and the Netherlands Antilles play to a 0-0 draw in Curacao to open their home and home qualifying series for the 1986 World Cup.

2007-Greg Howes scores two goals as the Seattle Sounders capture the USL First Division championship with a 4-0 triumph over the Atlanta Silverbacks  before a crowd of 4,893 at the Starfire Complex.

 2008-Just days before its new stadium’s opening, Real Salt Lake  and its parent company, SCP Worldwide -- which owns and operates the facility -- sign  a 20-year naming rights agreement with Rio Tinto, a global mining and exploration company.

2010- Freddie Ljungberg scores for the first time since joining the Chicago Fire and records two assists to help deliver a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium.

2010-Omar Cummings scores twice to lead the Colorado Rapids past the Philadelphia Union 4-1 at Dicks Sporting Goods Park.

2011-Sebastien Le Toux scores two goals and Michael Farfan adds the game-winner as the Philadelphia Union earn  a big 3-2 win over DC United that moves them from fourth place into second in the MLS Eastern Conference.

2012-Kenny Cooper ends a slump of more than two months without by tallying a brace, and Thierry Henry sets up three goals and nets another in stoppage time to boost the New York Red Bulls to a 4-1 win over Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena.

2013-Chris Wondolowski scores in the 87th minute to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-0 win over Chivas USA at the StubHub Center.

2013-The New York Cosmos strike for three unanswered second-half goals to overcome a 3-1 halftime deficit and register a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

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