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.
Answer #1 correctly, and you obviously skipped ahead to question #2. Shame on you.
Answer #2 correctly, and you’re either this player’s agent or one of the team’s PR Directors.
Answer #3 correctly, and you’re Galaxy head coach Sigi Schmid.
If you answered #4 correctly, you should probably broaden your leisure reading selection beyond MLS Media Guides.
With the MLS SuperDraft 2002 approaching on Feb. 10 just a week after the equally hyped Super Bowl (sarcasm, folks), what better way to prepare than to revisit MLS Drafts from the past?
Q1 (Difficulty level 1 of 4): When was the first MLS Draft of any kind?
Q2 (2 of 4): Who was the first pick in the Inaugural MLS Draft prior to the 1996 season?
Q3 (3 of 4): In the 2000 MLS SuperDraft, the L.A. Galaxy had three of the first 23 selections and used them to select which three 2000 Olympians?
Q4 (4 of 4): What four Nike Project-40 players went in the first round of the 2001 MLS SuperDraft?
A1: The Inaugural MLS Draft, which took place on Feburary 6, 1996.
A2: Current U.S. Men’s National Team forward and Saint Louis University alum Brian McBride was selected as the first overall pick by the Columbus Crew.
A3: Danny Califf - 6th pick; Sasha Victorine - 11th pick; Pete Vagenas - 23rd pick.
A4: Chris Carrieri - 1st pick - San Jose Earthquakes; Santino Quaranta - 8th pick - D.C. United; Isaias Bardales Jr. - 11th pick - L.A. Galaxy; Jose Burciaga, Jr. - 12th pick - Kansas City Wizards.
Table of Contents
In this second issue of 2002 of U.S. Soccer’s monthly fan newsletter / e-zine, you’ll find pieces on a pair of CyberRays, a pair of Gold Cup 2002 champions, a pair of MLS Drafts and a pair of Women’s National Team coaches in the eight items listed below. Some will return next month, others will be brand spankin’ new for March.
1) Armchair Midfielder (A Look at the MLS Allocation and Dispersal Drafts)
2) DJ for a Day (w/ MNT defender Pablo Mastroeni)
3) Queries and Anecdotes (w/ MNT forward Josh Wolff)
4) Making it in the Show (w/ WNT goalkeeper LaKeyshia Beene)
5) Superstar!!! (w/ WNT defender Brandi Chastain)
6) Mark That Calendar (MNT vs. Italy -- Feb. 13)
7) Point/Counterpoint (w/ current WNT coach April Heinrichs & former WNT coach Tony DiCicco)
8) "You Don’t Know Jack (Marshall)" (MLS Draft trivia)
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