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General MLS Trivia

Think you know your U.S. Soccer trivia? Well... try us. We'll see how far back your knowledge of Team USA and U.S. Soccer extends. And 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 each month, 1 to 4, easy to hard.

BUT... because we've heard that the trivia has been too challenging in recent issues, this month we're tossing four softies your way in order to get that all-important self-esteem back before we baffle you with trivia questions that only the nerdiest of soccer nerds would be able to answer correctly in the months to come.

Q1 (Difficulty level 1 of 4): What former U.S. MNT player scored the first goal in MLS history in 1996?
Q2 (1 of 4): Current U.S. MNT stars Chris Armas and Clint Mathis started their MLS careers on which team?
Q3 (1 of 4): U.S. MNT defender Jeff Agoos has won how many MLS Cups?
Q4 (1 of 4): Which of these current U.S. MNT goalkeepers (Brad Friedel, Tim Howard, Tony Meola, Kasey Keller, Nick Rimando and Zack Thornton) have been named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year?

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A1: Eric Wynalda, who scored for San Jose (then the Clash) to win 1-0. Now playing with the A- League's Charleston Battery, Wynalda still stands as the USA's all-time leading scorer with 34 goals in 106 caps.
A2: Los Angeles Galaxy.
A3: Four. Three with D.C. United (1996, 1997 and 1999), one with the San Jose Earthquakes (2001).
A4: Friedel (1997), Thornton (1998), Meola (2000) and Howard (2001).

Table of Contents
Armchair Midfielder (Tuning Up for the Cup)
2) Word Association (w/ MNT defender Tony Sanneh)
3) What I Did on My Spring Break (w/ U-21 WNT midfielder Joanna Lohman)
4) Queries and Anecdotes (w/ WNT defender Jena Kluegel)
5) Superstar!!! (w/ WNT midfielder/forward Shannon MacMillan)
6) Mark That Calendar (MNT vs. Ireland -- April 17)
7) Point-Counterpoint (w/ journalists Michael Lewis and Grahame Jones)
8) "You Don't Know Jack (Marshall)" (General MLS trivia)

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