8) "YOU DON’T KNOW JACK (MARSHALL)" (U.S. Women’s Olympic 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).
Olympic fever is here!!! Or at least, that’s what Bob Costas, Katie Couric and Jim Lampley are trying to make us believe. Man, I can’t wait for two weeks of sappy features glamorizing the past struggles and heartache of the nation’s elite athletes. But seriously, what we WILL be glued to the tube for is to see if Mia and Julie and the rest of the "Fab Five" (along with Brandi, Joy and Lill) can recapture gold and go out as world champs. To get you further pumped up about the team’s "Quest for Summer Glory," here’s some trivia looking back on the previous two tourneys:
Q1: Who scored the most goals for the U.S. at the 1996 Games?
Q2: Who leads the U.S. Women with five all-time goals in Olympic competition?
Q3: Who scored the first ever goal for the U.S. Women in Olympic competition?
Q4: Which six U.S. players appeared in all 10 matches in 1996 and 2000?
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A1: Shannon MacMillan, with three goals, including the golden goal in a 2-1 overtime win over Norway in the semi’s and the first goal in a 2-1 win over China in the gold medal match.
A2: Tiffeny Milbrett, who scored in the USA’s first and last games of both Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000.
A3: Former WNT midfielder Tisha Venturini, who struck first in a 3-0 win over Denmark at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on July 21, 1996.
A4: Brandi Chastain, Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly, Shannon MacMillan and Tiffeny Milbrett.