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Aug. 17, 1929 – Boston Wonder Workers 1:3 Fall River Marksmen at Fenway Park. Bert Patenaude hat trick

The U.S. produced several high-scoring forwards in the early 1900s, and Bert Patenaude might have been the best of his generation. Patenaude converted a hat trick for Fall River against the Wonder Workers and a year later became the first player to produce a hat trick in the World Cup. Patenaude’s hat trick was in […]

Aug. 16, 1932 – James Brown signs with Manchester United

James Brown apparently was such a good prospect, British managers, including Manchester United’s Scott Duncan, raced out to sea to get his signature. 

Aug. 15, 1972 – Ujpest Dozsa 2:0 AS Roma, preseason match at Nickerson Field (Att.: 5,000)

Roma presented star players such as Aldo Bet, Franco Cordova, Elvio Salvori and Valerio Spadoni, and was coached by Helenio Herrera, who had guided Inter to the 1966 European Champions Cup title.

Aug. 14, 1992 – U.S. 1:3 Norway, New England Sports Museum Challenge Cup at Ellis Oval, Medford, Mass.

Norway had the edge on the U.S. in the New England Sports Museum Challenge Cup, winning both editions of the tournament. Mia Hamm scored for the U.S. Women’s National Team, then sustained a knee injury in the second game, two days later.

Aug. 13, 1997 – Revolution reacquire Giuseppe Galderisi, plus Ivan McKinley, in trade with Tampa Bay

The Revolution sent Chiquinho Conde and Sam George to the Tampa Bay Mutiny, the deal appearing to help motivate the team as it made a late run to earn its first playoff berth in the second season of MLS. Paul Keegan’s 88th-minute goal in a 2-1 win over the Dallas Burn clinched a post-season place […]

Aug. 12, 1973 – U.S. 1:0 Poland at Willowbrook Park (Att.: 10,000), New Britain, Conn.

A 37th-minute goal by Al Trost, making his international debut, made the difference in the last of four matches between the U.S. and Poland (after Lodz, Chicago and San Francisco) in 1973. The U.S. had a 3W-9L-0D record (also defeating Bermuda and Canada) in ‘73.