Soccer Calendar

After being sent off in the 1998 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals against Argentina, David Beckham was back as the center of attention when the two teams met on this day in soccer history at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.  The midfielder stepped up to score the game’s lo...
Soccer fans have long had a love/hate relationship with the penalty shootout to determine a winner. But maybe it is not so bad when you consider on this day in soccer history in 1968 Italy advanced to the European Championship semifinals on the call of ‘heads o...
The 1976/77 Home Nations Championship came down to the final match between Scotland and England with Scotland prevailing 2-1 to win the silver and launch a celebration that turned into an all out pitch invasion with fans from the Tartan Army snapping one crossb...
With the growth of soccer over the last 40 years, it is hard to think back when it was barely on the sports landscape in the United States.  But that was the case in 1975 until this day in soccer history when Pele signed with the New York Cosmos of the North Am...
Sven-Goran Eriksson came under criticism while in charge of the England national football team for making a farce out of friendlies by his frequent substitution practice and it was on this day in soccer history in 2003 that the manager made 10 changes and had 4...
In one of the most hotly contest FIFA World Cup matches ever to be played, Italy lost to Chile 2-0 but it was the cheap fouls and retaliations by players that made this match so shocking and it all happened on this day in soccer history in 1962. There was ill w...
Manchester United Football Club’s Eric Cantona was fined, suspended, and given community service rather than jail time for a karate chop to fan Matthew Simmons while leaving the pitch after being red carded for merely kicking another player in 1995 on this day ...
Player numbers are taking for granted these days with players arguing over who wears what number and fans buying customized jerseys with their favorite player number on them but it was on this day in soccer history in 1928 when all the madness started. Arsenal ...