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AOTY Trivia

Think you know your 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.

With the winners of U.S. Soccer’s 2002 Chevy Athlete of the Year awards to be decided over the next month (click here to vote), it’s time to test your knowledge of the prestigious awards.

Q1 (1 of 4): Who won the four Chevy Athlete of the Year awards in 2001?
Q2 (1 of 4): Why wasn't there a Female Athlete of the Year in 1984? (Trick Question)
Q3 (2 of 4): Who was the first Male Athlete of the Year?
Q4 (2 of 4): Who were the first Young Male & Female Athlete of the Year winners in 1998?
Q5 (3 of 4): How many consecutive times did living legend Mia Hamm won the top Female award?
Q6 (3 of 4): Name the two U.S. MNT players that have won more than one Male's Athlete of the Year awards?
Q7 (4 of 4): How many times did current U.S. WNT head coach April Heinrichs win the award?
Q8 (4 of 4): Who are the only two foreign-born U.S. MNT players to win the Chevy award?

Scroll down to see the correct answers...









A1: Male - Earnie Stewart; Female - Tiffeny Milbrett; Young Male - DaMarcus Beasley; Young Female - Aleisha Cramer.
A2: The U.S. WNT program was established in 1985.
A3: Rick Davis, in 1984.
A4: Josh Wolff and Cindy Parlow.
A5: Five, from 1994-1998.
A6: Marcelo Balboa (1992, 1994) and Kasey Keller (1997, 1999).
A7: Twice (1986 and 1989).
A8: German-born Thomas Dooley in 1993, and Dutch boy Earnie Stewart in 2001.


Table of Contents
1) Armchair Midfielder (And the Winner Is…)
2) In Threes (w/ WNT forward Shannon MacMillan)
3) All I Want for Christmas Is… (w/ NT Staff, Players)
4) Queries and Anecdotes (w/ MNT midfielder Chris Armas)
5) Mark That Calendar (2002 Voting Deadlines)
6) Superstar!!! (w/ U-23 MNT forward Alecko Eskandarian)
7) FAN Point/Counterpoint (Best Soccer Moment of 2002)
8) "You Don’t Know Jack (Marshall)" (Chevy AOTY trivia) 

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