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MNT Rookies


If it weren't for names on the backs of jerseys, U.S. fans might need to request players to wear name tags as 10 uncapped players were called on for Bob Bradley's first camp. This edition of You Don't Know Jack (Marshall) is a matching game to test your knowledge of these 10 MNT newbies. Match the player with his college and the bio excerpt.

1. Kyle Beckerman a. UCLA q. Father played goalkeeper in the NASL ... Born in Baltimore, Md.
2. Jonathan Bornstein b. Bradley r. Scored a goal in the 2004 MLS Cup Playoffs ... Has worn No. 26 in all five MLS seasons with the same team
3. Kenny Cooper c. North Carolina s. Scored six MLS goals in 2006 ... Started his collegiate career at Cal Poly Pomona
4. Joshua Gros d. Evansville t. Played for the Chicago Fire Reserves (PDL) for three seasons ... Scored one MLS goal in 2006
5. Sacha Kljestan e. None (pro in Europe) u. Second to Landon Donovan in scoring for the 1999 U.S. U-17 MNT ... Scored seven goals in 2006
6. Bryan Namoff f. Dayton v. First-round draft pick in 2005 ... Also an All-Star in 2005 while playing every minute of every game for his club
7. Michael Parkhurst g. None (pro in USA) w. Averaged one goal per year in his six MLS seasons ... Was on the game-day roster but did not play vs. El Salvador in 2002
8. Troy Perkins h. Seton Hall x. Named Big East Offensive Player of the Year his senior year ... Named an MLS All-Star in 2006
9. Dasan Robinson i. Rutgers y. Fifth pick in the 2006 SuperDraft ... A veteran of one Under-20 World Cup
10. Eddie Robinson j. Wake Forrest z. Led the Cape Cod Crusaders (PDL) to a national title in 2002 ... Named an All-Star in 2006 ... Was never drafted by an MLS team

 


















Answers:
1. g - u
2. a - s
3. e - q
4. i - x
5. h - y
6. b - r
7. j - v
8. d - z
9. f - t
10. c - w

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