Think you know your soccer trivia? Well ... try us. We’ll see how far back your knowledge of Team USA and U.S. Soccer extends. And 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.
Before we get too deep into an already busy 2003, let’s stop and smell the roses that came into bloom last year for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s with some 2002 WNT trivia. Yes, I realize that set-up was a little too Hallmark-y, but they tell me that women like flowers.
Q1 (1 of 4): Which emerging playmaker led the U.S. Women’s National Team in assists in 2002?
Q2 (2 of 4): When Tiffeny Milbrett scored five goals in a 9-0 win over Panama on Nov. 2, she tied which other U.S. WNT players for goals in a game?
Q3 (3 of 4): Who led the team in minutes played in 2002?
Q4 (4 of 4): How many goals did Shannon MacMillan score in 2002? (Hint: Check the Dec. 2002 issue)
Scroll down to see the correct answers...
A1: Aly Wagner, who had 11 assists to go with three goals despite starting just 10 of the 17 games in which she appeared.
A2: Michelle Akers (vs. Taiwan on 11/24/91) and Brandi Chastain (vs. Mexico on 4/18/91).
A3: Despite being the oldest player on the U.S. Women’s National Team at 33 years of age, veteran defender Joy Fawcett led the team with 1,546 minutes played.
A4: 17, including 11 of the team’s first 17 goals on the year and seven of the team’s eight goals at the 2002 Algarve Cup.
Table of Contents
1) Armchair Midfielder (What's to be in 2003)
2) In Threes (w/ MNT goalkeeper Tim Howard)
3) D.J. for a Day (w/ U-20 MNT defender Chad Marshall)
4) Queries and Anecdotes (w/ WNT midfielder Angela Hucles)
5) Mark That Calendar (Back to Bidness…)
6) Superstar!!! (w/ MNT goalkeeper Brad Friedel)
7) FAN Point/Counterpoint (Reviews of "Our Way")
8) "You Don't Know Jack (Marshall)" (2002 WNT Trivia)
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