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Americans Overseas

Think you know your soccer trivia? We’ll be the judge of that. Pop quiz: who the heck is Jack Marshall? Even the trivia buffs in the U.S. Soccer Communications Department would be hard-pressed to tell you that one Jack Marshall received his one and only cap way back in 1926. Okay, that was pretty much impossible. They get easier. We give you four questions at varying difficulty levels, from 1 (easiest) to 4 (hardest).

With the story of the off-season being the move of several marquee Men’s National Team players from MLS to Europe, we look at the past success of Americans overseas.

What team did three-time World Cup veteran midfielder Cobi Jones play for in the EPL for the 1994-95 season alongside veteran MNT forward Roy Wegerle?
Q2: What team did goalkeeper Kasey Keller make his pro debut with in England after completing his junior year at the University of Portland?
Q3: Who is the only American to have scored in a Champions League game?
Q4: Name all four teams that Brad Friedel has played for across his distinguished career in Europe.

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Conventry City, where he was a part of both goals in a 2-1 win in his debut, and scored two game-winning goals over the season.

A2: Millwall, where he established himself as one of the league’s best goalkeepers before signing with Leicester City in August 1996.

A3: Jovan Kirovski, who scored for German club Borussia Dortmund in a 3-0 win over AC Sparta Prague on Dec. 10, 1997.

A4: Brondby (Denmark; 1995), Galatasaray (Turkey; 1995-96), Liverpool (England; 1997-2000), Blackburn Rovers (England; 2001-present).

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1.   Armchair Midfielder: A Look Back at “The Streak”
2.   In 3’s: WNT midfielder Lindsay Tarpley
3.   Gear Galore: New Nike MNT kit
4.   Queries & Anecdotes: MNT forward Josh Wolff 
5.   Mark That Calendar: WNT Olympic Qualifying
6.   Aly at the Oscars: WNT midfielder Aly Wagner
7.   Fan Point/Counterpoint: Top American in England?
8.   You Don’t Know Jack (Marshall): “Americans Overseas” Trivia


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