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 at the National Soccer Hall of Fame would be hard-pressed to tell you that Jack Marshall received his one and only cap way back in 1926. Okay, that was pretty much impossible. They get easier.
1. Which member of the 2002 World Cup team scored his first career goal vs. Mexico wearing shirt No. 13 in his first-ever appearance?
2. Eric Wynalda, Brian McBride, Landon Donovan, Joe-Max Moore and Bruce Murray are the top five scorers in U.S. Soccer history with more than 20 international goals each. Which of the five has never scored against Mexico?
3. What venue hosted the largest crowd to ever see the U.S. play a World Cup qualifier at home?
A. L.A. Coliseum
B. RFK Stadium
C. Foxboro Stadium
D. Rose Bowl
E. Cotton Bowl
4. The U.S. has played Mexico a total of 50 times, and 36 of those meetings have been played in either Mexico or California where the U.S. has a combined 3-27-6 record. Of the 14 meetings outside of these locations, there have been four ties. How many wins does the U.S. have in the 10 remaining games?
5. National Soccer Hall of Fame Bonus Question:
Q: Name the Hall of Famer, inducted in 1954, who once scored four goals vs. Mexico.
1. Landon Donovan on Oct. 25, 2000, on an assist from Clint Mathis who was wearing No. 6.
2. Joe-Max Moore, who made eight appearances vs. Mexico. Interestingly, the only U.S. victory with Moore on the field vs. the Tricolor came in Columbus in 2001.
3. C. Foxboro Stadium hosted 57,407 fans for U.S. vs. Mexico in 1997.
4. 8 (an 8-2-4 record). The U.S. has a 6-1-3 record vs. Mexico at home outside of California, and a 3-5-5 record vs. Mexico in the state of California. The U.S. is 0-22-1 in Mexico.
5. Aldo “Buff” Donelli in the first meeting between the rivals in 1934