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MLS Rookie Trivia


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. We give you four questions at varying difficulty levels, from 1 (easiest) to 4 (hardest).

As in any sport, MLS rookies have been hits and misses in their first years at the top pro level in the U.S. But for every Steve Shak, there’s been a Brad Davis. With this trivia being a companion piece to “Armchair Midfielder,” these should be easy.

Questions:
Q1: Which Men's National Team pool player set rookie records for the New England Revolution with 10 goals and 27 points in 2003?

Q2: Who are the three MetroStars players that were finalists for the Rookie of the Year award in 2001, 2002 and 2003?

Q3: Which two former Rookie of the Year winners are now playing together for the same MLS team?

Q4: Which three MLS Rookie of the Year award winners are no longer in the league?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:

A1: Pat Noonan (N.E. Revolution; 2003).

A2: Rodrigo Faria (2001), Brad Davis (2002) and Ricardo Clark (2003).

A3: New England Revolution midfielders Steve Ralston (Tampa Bay; 1996) and Jay Heaps (Miami; 1999)

A4: Mike Duhaney (Tampa Bay; 1997), Carlos Bocanegra (Chicago; 2000) and Rodrigo Faria (MetroStars; 2001).


Table of Contents

1.  Armchair Midfielder: A Look Back: MLS Rookies
2.  In 3’s: WNT defender Christie Rampone
3.  Gear Galore: New U.S. Pullover Windbreaker
4.  Queries & Anecdotes: U-19 WNT GK Ashlyn Harris
5.  Mark That Calendar: MNT vs. Mexico - April 28, 2004
6.  Superstar!!!: The Igwe Family
7.  Fan Point/Counterpoint: Best Team in MLS in 2004
8.  You Don’t Know Jack (Marshall): MLS Rookie Trivia

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