Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Clearly we are going to have try harder to challenge you hard core fans, since Amy blew this one out of the water in less than 20 minutes! A 17-year old Bobby Convey made his first start for the national team in the USA's 2-1 loss to Brazil on March 3, 2001, in front of 45,387 fans at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Clint Mathis got the USA's goal, which was sandwiched between a free-kick strike by Ronaldinho and the game-winner from Euller. "It was amazing to make my first start against some of best players in the world," Convey told us. "I was matched up against Cafu, who I had watched growing up and got to swap jerseys with at the end of the game. I remember Ronaldinho scoring the free kick, and afterwards getting the chance to talk to guys like him and Romario. There was a huge crowd there, the game was live on television ... at 17 years old, it can’t get much better than that."

Here were the lineups that day:

United States - Tony Meola, Greg Vanney, Eddie Pope, Carlos Llamosa, Frankie Hejduk (Tony Sanneh 61), Richie Williams (Cobi Jones 61), Chris Armas, Clint Mathis, Bobby Convey (Chris Klein 64), Josh Wolff, Landon Donovan.

Brazil - Rogerio Ceni, Cafu, Roque Junior, Silvinho, Lucio, Emerson Ferrira, Vampeta (Edilson 46), Juninho Paulista (Ricardinho 46), Christian (Euller 46), Romario, Ronaldinho

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