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This Week in Atlanta Soccer History, July 17-23

July 17:

In 1995, the A-League All-Star Game was played at Adams Stadium as the All-Stars defeated UNAM Pumas 2-0. Paolo Ceccarelli of the Montreal Impact and Marcus Hahnemann of the Seattle Sounders combined to earn the clean sheet. Paulinho of Montreal opened the scoring before Seattle's Jason Dunn clinched it late off an assist from Bruce Murray of the Atlanta Ruckus. John Doyle of the Ruckus anchored the backline with Robin Fraser of Colorado and Dan Calichman of New York.

July 18:

The Atlanta Chiefs defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1 on this date in 1981, led by goals from Keith Furphy and Brian Kidd. 7,576 turned out at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium for the NASL match.

July 19:

Graham Newton scored the first hat trick in Atlanta professional soccer history on this date in 1967, leading the Chiefs to a 4-1 win over the Toronto Falcons in front of 6,965 at Atlanta Stadium.

July 20:

The Atlanta Beat defeated the Boston Breakers 3-1 in WUSA action in front of 6,114 at Herndon Stadium. Homare Sawa, Charmaine Hooper, and Nikki Serlenga scored for Atlanta.

July 21:

The Concacaf Gold Cup semifinals were held for the first time at the Georgia Dome on this date in 2015. Over 70,000 fans turned out for the doubleheader that saw Jamaica upset the USA and Mexico defeat Panama controversially.

July 22:

The Atlanta Apollos drew 1-1 on the road in Montreal on this date in 1973. Gregory Fellows scored his only goals for the club in the match to help earn the draw.

July 23:

Junior Sandoval and Ciaran O'Brien scored for the Atlanta Silverbacks in their 2-1 home win over FC Tampa Bay in NASL league play on this date in 2011. 3,515 were on hand at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.

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