Trivia & More

chivasFirst the trivia and then a thought on some other quick business items.

What outdoor soccer organization that exists today began as a five-team indoor league?**

A couple of other quick thoughts.  The Los Angeles Galaxy are keeping Landon Donovan, continuing the trend of teams retaining top American talent at sizable salaries.  These are hug signings by the league and remain an enormous sign of the league’s health and proper priorities.

One other business issue.  At long last Chivas USA has a television deal for the 2013 season.  It wasn’t long ago that we praised Chivas’ front office for some of their creative marketing strategies and clever promotions.  Yet over the last two years, the team has spiraled downward and taking almost a full season to ink a tv deal is the latest insult.  You can read more here. 


** The trivia questions come courtesy of Jamie Clary.  Mr. Clary is the author of the First American Soccer Trivia Book, available through He has played, coached, refereed and reported the game. During national team games, he often works with USSF compiling stats and helping media. Goalies, he feels, get too much respect from officials. Mexico and France, respectively, are his most hated teams. He plays and lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee.  The excerpts are from The First American Soccer Trivia Book by Jamie Clary; Copyright 2007 FreeFalling Graffiti