Thursday, June 12, 2008

TT - Last time's first time

With the computer fixed and the blogging crew back at full strength, we've been bearing down on research for this weekend's first match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

(Actually, we've been doing it for weeks. But this adds a little drama, don't you think?)

Back to the story. As you may know, when the USA kicked off qualifying for Germany '06, it was the first time since before the 1994 World Cup that the U.S. entered the competition prior to the semifinal stage. Their opponent in the Second Round was Grenada, and on the first match day when DaMarcus Beasley scored two goals and Greg Vanney notched his first international strike, two U.S. Soccer records were broken. What were they?

7 comments:

Cameron Banga said...

Most shots on goal and shortest time between goals?

Keith said...

Most shots and most corners.

Shad321 said...

Keller Earns Shutout to Become All-Time U.S. Leader with 38 Wins.

Longest US shut out streak?

kevin_M_Larsen said...

Keller broke meolas record for wins by a keeper? I think...

Amy said...

Most shots on goal (34) (?) and Kasey Keller became the All-Time US win leader for goalkeepers (38).

Andrew said...

Kasey Keller became all-time U.S. leader in wins with 38 and he got his 34th clean sheet to extend the record he already had?

Amy said...

So I reread the question and want to retract my Kasey Keller answer (though it is true) and exchange it with a guess. Was it the first time in WCQ that two goals were scored in stoppage time (DMB's first in first half stoppage and Vanney's in second half stoppage)???