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. We give you four questions each month, 1 to 4, easy to hard.
Open Cup Fever!!! Can you feel it??? Okay, so it doesn’t exactly compare to say … the World Cup and it may lack the prestige of England’s famed FA Cup, but it IS the oldest soccer tournament in the United States (we’re talking 89 years here) and it’s named after one of the most benevolent men in all of soccer, Lamar Hunt, so you have to love it. So it’s down to two teams – the L.A. Galaxy and Columbus Crew (who happen to be owned by Mr. Hunt. Coincidence? I think not) – that will square off next month in the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final.
What better way to get ready for the big final than to take a stab at some Open Cup trivia? Don’t worry, we won’t be asking you which decade the Bethlehem Steel F.C. dominated the Cup (Answer: the 1910s). You’ll only be tested on the modern era of the Open Cup, which began in 1996 when MLS teams joined the annual tournament.
Q1 (1 of 4): Who are the defending Lamar Hunt Open Cup Champions?
Q2 (2 of 4): Since 1996, who is the only non-MLS team to have won the Open Cup?
Q3 (3 of 4): Who is the all-time leading scorer in Open Cup History (again, since 1996)?
Q4 (4 of 4): Name the seven players on the 2002 U.S. World Cup Team that have won at least one U.S. Open Cup title?
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A1: Los Angeles Galaxy, who defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 in overtime at Titan Stadium in Fullerton, Calif., on Oct. 27, 2001.
A2: The A-League’s Rochester Raging Rhinos, who defeated the Colorado Rapids 2-0 at Crew Stadium on Sept. 14, 1999.
A3: D.C. United forward Jaime Moreno, who has scored 10 goals in 15 career Open Cup games.
A4: Jeff Agoos (D.C. United 1996), Chris Armas (Chicago Fire 1998, 2000), DaMarcus Beasley (Chicago Fire, 2000), Cobi Jones (Los Angeles Galaxy, 2001), Eddie Pope (D.C. United 1996), Tony Sanneh (D.C. United 1996), Josh Wolff (Chicago Fire, 1998, 2000).
Table of Contents
1) Armchair Midfielder (The Triple-Edged Sword: Class of 1991 vs. Class of 2002)
2) Word Association (w/ MNT defender Eddie Pope)
3) At the Movies (w/ WNT midfielder Aly Wagner)
4) Queries and Anecdotes (w/ MNT defender Gregg Berhalter)
5) Big Woman on Campus (w/ U-19 WNT defender Keeley Dowling)
6) Superstar!!! (w/ WNT forward Mia Hamm)
7) Mark That Calendar (2002 Nike U.S. Women’s Cup)
8) Point/Counterpoint (What Do YOU Know?!?)
9) "You Don’t Know Jack (Marshall)" (U.S. Open Cup trivia)
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