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Oct. 23, 1930 – Hakoah All-Stars 0:3 (1:5 aggregate) Fall River Marksmen. Lewis Cup final at Polo Grounds (Att.: 2,500)

Billy Gonsalves scored twice and Arnie Oliver once for the Marksmen, whose goalkeeper was future Boston Red Sox first baseman Johnny Reder. Gonsalves (b. Aug. 10, 1908 in Portsmouth, R.I.) and Oliver (b. May 22, 1907 in New Bedford, Mass.) were members of the U.S. national team that reached the semifinals of the 1930 World […]

Oct. 22, 1967 – Boston Tigers 5:2 Newark at Chelsea Memorial Stadium

Argentinian Jorge Piotti scored twice as the Boston Tigers moved within a point of first-place Philadelphia in the ASL standings. Brazilian cousins Carlos and Gilson Metidieri were featured in a Boston Globe story, noting Gilson had scored five goals in a recent match for Boston. TODAY IN NEW ENGLAND SOCCER HISTORY

Oct. 21, 1924 – Boston SC unbeaten: ‘Remarkable Team Play of Woodsies Pleases Fans’

The Boston SC team started its inaugural season with a 7W-0L-4T record, going on to finish fourth place behind the Fall River Marksmen, Bethlehem Steel and the Brooklyn Wanderers in the American Soccer League standings. Boston’s first nickname was “Woodsies,” after team president G.A.G. Wood, then changed to Wonder Workers.

Oct. 20, 1996 – First MLS Cup final. D.C. Utd. 3:2 (aet) LA Galaxy at Foxboro Stadium (Att.: 34,643) / Oct. 20, 2002 – Revolution 0:1 (aet) LA Galaxy (61,316)

Foxboro Stadium was named to play host to the initial MLS Cup final on Jan. 19, 1996, kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. “When it comes to sports cities in the world, Boston is one of the best,” MLS commissioner Doug Logan said during a press conference at the stadium. “Sports are part […]

Oct. 19, 1924 – Charlestown 2:1 Norwegian Americans at Sullivan Sq. Grounds (Att.: 5,000)

W. Nilsen opened the scoring with “a beauty that beat Taylor all the way,” according to The Boston Globe. Whyte equalized and Waddell broke the deadlock with a penalty kick. Norwegian American outside left F. Nilsen “had an argument” with Garrigan, the referee, and was ejected.

Oct. 18, 2003 – NY/NJ MetroStars 1:2 Revolution at Giants Stadium (Att.: 18,649)

Dario Fabbro (15’) and Pat Noonan (39’) scored as the New England Revolution (11-9-9) clinched a plus-.500 regular-season record for the first time. This was also Matt Reis’ first victory as Revolution goalkeeper and the first of four successive matchups between the teams in four weeks – two to conclude the regular season and two […]