Trivia Answer & More

nbcBefore we get to the trivia, a couple of quick business items.  First, this weekend marks the launch of NBC Sports’ EPL debut.  Saturday represents game one in a three year contract.  NBC has been pushing its coverage of English soccer heavily across multiple platforms.  Despite some missteps on Twitter, the promotion has been both aggressive and impressive.  Whether the gamble pays off remains to be seen, but the Peacock has definitely bet big on soccer.

Elsewhere, the Crew are packaging season tickets with the upcoming World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Mexico.   According to the official team release,  “more than 200 of these packages have been sold since U.S. Soccer’s sellout announcement less than two weeks ago. The Crew has been allocated approximately 700 tickets to utilize for growing the club’s season ticket base and expectations are that the remaining tickets will go fast. “

One final note.  The Galaxy announced that they have signed Omar Gonzalez to a DP contract, making the second prominent domestic player signed to a DP deal in less than a month.  The league’s willingness and ability to retain domestic talent is a significant milestone in the financial development of the league.

 

Now for the answer to yesterday’s trivia question. Once again, here is the question:

What brand of shoe did Pele wear while playing for the Cosmos?

This is almost humorous to think that the greatest player to play soccer in the U. S. wore a brand on his feet that nobody under 40 remembers. Nevertheless, in 1976 when Pele scored the 1250th goal of his career, he was handed a gold shoe complete with the Pony logo.

Excerpt from The First American Soccer Trivia Book by Jamie Clary; Copyright 2007 FreeFalling Graffiti; www.soccerprofessor.com

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