Monday, May 26, 2008

TT Answered - Closest to the Pin

It comes as no surprise to us that many of you nailed the first part of the question on Landon's jersey number when he scored his first goal. For the record, he did indeed wear #13 in the USA's 2-0 victory against Mexico on Oct. 25, 2000 in Los Angeles.

You also had many good reasons for the significance of the #13. Yes, it was his first cap. Yes, it was the game-winner. And of course we like that it was against Mexico. But it was Sean who got closest when he correctly said that Cobi Jones used to wear that number and Cobi has the most caps for the U.S. national team. Cobi did sport the #13, and not only does he have the most caps for the U.S., but his 164 appearances still ranks fourth all-time in the world.

However, what the judges were looking for was the in addition to Cobi wearing that number, he is also the player that Landon is about to surpass as the youngest U.S. player in history to reach 100 caps. In fact, Landon would become the fourth youngest player of all time to reach the century club.

Must say, we're a little bit proud of ourselves for getting that one past you. See what happens when you keep the faith! Now on to more trivia questions that you will probably correctly answer in eight minutes or less ...

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