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Gold Cup Second Round


Think you know your soccer trivia? We’ll be the judge of that. Pop quiz: 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.

Questions
1: What politico and lifelong soccer fan helped score a visa for several visiting players in the 1996 Gold Cup?

2: Only one U.S. player has scored in the second round of consecutive Gold Cups. Which U.S. striker holds that distinction:
A. Eric Wynalda
B. Brian McBride
C. Landon Donovan
D. Preki Radosavljevic

3: What U.S. player was named the MVP of the 1998 Gold Cup despite not playing any of the USA's Group matches?

4: The U.S. has played all but one Gold Cup match on U.S. soil. Who was the opponent and where was the match played?

5: Eric Wynalda has held the U.S. career goal scoring record (now at 34) since tallying career goal No. 22 vs. Guatemala in the third-place game of what year's Gold Cup?
 
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Answers
1. Henry Kissinger

2. B. Brian McBride with a goal vs. Colombia in 2000 in the quarterfinals and a hat trick vs. El Salvador in the 2002 quarterfinals

3. Kasey Keller

4. The U.S. traveled to Mexico City for the 1993 Gold Cup final and lost to Mexico 4-0.

5. 1996 
 

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