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.
With the second WUSA regular season having come to a close, it’s time to test your knowledge of the young league with a double dose of WUSA trivia.
The Name Game
Q1: What are the names of the Augustiniak twins, and what teams do they each play for?
Q2: What was the original team name for the Carolina franchise before it was changed to Courage prior to the start of the Inaugural Season in 2001?
Q3: Who is the league’s all-time leading scorer after two seasons (no checking the WUSA website)?
Q4: Who is the league’s all-time winningest coach after two seasons?
Q5: Who was the #1 pick in the 2002 WUSA Draft, and what team picked her?
Q6: Who was the #1 pick in the Inaugural Draft on December 10, 2000, and which team picked her?
Goals, Goals, Goals
Q7: Who scored the first goal in the league's history?
Q8: Who notched the game-winning penalty kick to earn the CyberRays the first ever Founders Cup trophy on August 25, 2001?
(scroll down to see the correct answers)
A1: The twins’ names are Nancy and Julie. Both are defenders and both play for the Atlanta Beat.
A2: Carolina Tempest.
A3: U.S. Women’s National Team star and 2001 WUSA MVP Tiffeny Milbrett (New York Power), who added 10 goals and 8 assists to her league-leading 35 points from 2001 (16 goals and 3 assists) for a total of 63 points.
A4: With a two-year record of 21-13-8 and a winning percentage of 0.563, the Atlanta Beat’s Tom Stone barely edges the Philadelphia Mark Krikorian, who led the Charge to a combined 20-12-10 and a winning percentage of 0.555.
A5: With the #1 pick in the 2002 WUSA Draft, the Carolina Courage select … Santa Clara defender Danielle Slaton.
A6: With the #1 pick in the Inaugural WUSA Draft, the Atlanta Beat select … Chinese international superstar forward Sun Wen.
A7: Brazilian forward Pretinha, in the Washington Freedom's 1-0 victory over the Bay Area CyberRays on April 14, 2001 at RFK Stadium.
A8: Australian forward Julie Murray, to give the CyberRays a 4-2 decision in the penalty kick shootout after the game was tied at 3-3 after 90 minutes of regulation and 15 minutes of sudden-death overtime.
Table of Contents
1) Armchair Midfielder (WUSA Version 2.0)
2) Word Association (w/ WNT midfielder Tiffany Roberts)
3) Desert Island Discs (w/ U-19 WNT midfielder Manya Makoski)
4) Queries and Anecdotes (w/ U-19 WNT forward Heather O’Reilly)
5) Making it in the Show (w/ U-23/U-20 MNT forward Devin Barclay)
6) Mark That Calendar (FIFA Women’s Under-19 World Championship)
7) "You Don’t Know Jack (Marshall)" (WUSA trivia x 2)
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