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2003 MLS 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).

Two thousand three was a good year for MLS. With the worldwide notoriety gained from the tales of Timmy and Freddy off the field, and the improbable runs of Preki for MLS MVP and San Jose to their second MLS Cup, as well as the opening of The Home Depot Center and the announcement about the Burn’s new home in Frisco, 2003 might go down as one of the best single years in the league’s eight-year history. We look back on the exciting season with four toughies:

Questions:

Q1: Which of the following players led his team in scoring (total points) in 2003?
A. Damani Ralph (Chicago Fire)
B. John Wolyniec (MetroStars)
C. Brad Davis (Dallas Burn)
D. Pat Noonan (New England Revolution)

Q2: Which Western Conference forward scored in six consecutive games from June 14 to July 9 last season?
A. John Spencer (Colorado Rapids)
B. Josh Wolff (Kansas City Wizards)
C. Landon Donovan (San Jose Earthquakes)
D. Ed Johnson (Dallas Burn)

Q3: Which team led the league in scoring in 2003 with 55 goals scored?

Q4: In 2003, Pat Onstad became the first foreign goalkeeper to win the league's Goalkeeper of the Year award. All of the seven previous winners have at least one appearance for the U.S. MNT. Who were the seven U.S. internationals to win this award?

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Answers:
A1: C. Brad Davis (Dallas Burn)

A2: A. John Spencer (Colorado Rapids)

A3: New England Revolution

A4: Mark Dodd (1996), Brad Friedel (1997), Zach Thornton (1998), Kevin Hartman (1999), Tony Meola (2000), Tim Howard (2001), Joe Cannon (2002).


Table of Contents

1.  Armchair Midfielder: 2004 MLS Off-Season Moves
2.  In 3’s: Under-17 Midfielder Danny Szetela
3.  Gear Galore: New U.S. MNT Hooded Fleece
4.  Queries & Anecdotes: WNT defender Kylie Bivens
5.  Mark That Calendar: MNT vs. Poland - March 31, 2004
6.  Superstar!!!: MNT goalkeeper Jonny Walker
7.  Fan Point/Counterpoint: Who will be the 2004 MLS MVP
8.  You Don’t Know Jack (Marshall):2003 MLS Trivia


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