Sunday, May 25, 2008

TT

(That's code for trivia time. We're trying to sneak it past the MNT Blogger Sleuths that roam our posts continuously looking to pounce on any trivia ideas we might have...).

In anticipation of Landon Donovan reaching 100 caps SOMETIME this summer, we've been doing our homework on his career. As you already know, LD is the USA's all-time leading goalscorer with 35 goals. We won't even insult you by asking when he got his first cap and against whom; however, something did catch our eye. Having worn the #10 since Claudio Reyna retired after the 2006 World Cup, Landon spent most of his international career wearing the #21 shirt. But not on the day he scored his first goal.

Jersey number and significance, por favor... (hint - there's a theme involved)

7 comments:

Dave said...

Hey wore the number 13 and it was significant for several reasons:
1) he became the 39th player to score on his US Nat's debut
2) It was the game winning goal
3) The game was against Mexico

Amy said...

He wore the #13 jersey when he scored his first goal, in his first cap, against Mexico. As for the significance, I'm not sure. My guess is that he's played the most games against Mexico in his soon-to-be 100 appearances (10) for the USMNT.

YankatOxford said...

Landon Donovan wore #13 against Mexico Oct 25, 2000 in L.A. He scored his first goal in this match, also his first cap.

Terrence said...

He wore number 13 and it was his first cap and it was against Mexico which started the rivalry between Mexican soccer and L.D.

Sean said...

Landon wore the number 13 and it is significant because Cobi Jones used to wear that number and Cobi has the most caps for the U.S. national team

Dave said...

Do I get a sweet MNT prize for being first or just the glory of having answered a MNT blog question before Amy?

Pedro Sampaio said...

yeah, it was the #13 in the game against mexico in october 25, 2000 like someone said here