As the ninth edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup approaches, You Don't Know Jack (Marshall) takes the chance to to test your knowledge of the regional championship with this double dose of questions.
Q1. Three players have appeared in five of the Gold Cups for the U.S. - who are they, and who is the only one that will get a chance for a sixth in 2007?
Q2. Who is the all-time leading scorer for the U.S. in the Gold Cup with nine goals?
Q3. The U.S. has three Gold Cup championships. Which of the following teams has the U.S. not beaten (in regulation or penalties) in a Gold Cup final: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico or Panama?
Q4. The U.S. won the Gold Cup final three times in five appearances, but has only scored two goals -- both in the 2002 final. Who are the two U.S. players to score in that victory?
Q5. The U.S. had won every match they ever appeared in during the group stage of the Gold Cup, until a 0-0 tie last year in Foxborough in the final group game. Which opponent stopped the U.S. streak? Hint: It's the opponent the U.S. has six times, more than any other team.
Q6. Only four goalkeepers have ever played a match for the U.S. at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Name them.
Q7. Which three players converted penalty kicks in the 3-1 victory by the U.S. in the 2005 Gold Cup Final shootout?
Q8. Which player has the most total U.S. Men's National Team caps, without a single game played in the Gold Cup?
Hall of Fame Bonus. On July 5, 1991, the U.S. MNT beat Mexico for the only time in their three Gold Cup meetings. How many members of the National Soccer Hall of Fame played that day for the U.S.?
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A1. Cobi Jones and Eric Wynalda each played in five tournaments, while Kasey Keller could appear in his sixth this summer.
A2. Eric Wynalda
A3. Mexico. The U.S. has lost to Mexico both times the teams played in the final.
A4. Josh Wolff & Jeff Agoos
A5. Costa Rica, on July 12
A6. Tony Meola, Brad Friedel, Marcus Hahnemann, Kasey Keller
A7. Santino Quaranta, Landon Donovan, Brad Davis
A8. Mike Windishchmann, 50
Hall of Fame Bonus. 4 - Marcelo Balboa, Paul Caligiuri, Fernando Clavijo, Eric Wynalda (Also playing for the U.S.: Tony Meola, John Doyle-1, Desmond Armstrong, Brian Quinn, Chris Henderson, Bruce Merray, Hugo Perez, Peter Vermes-1, Ted Eck)