D.C. United’s return to the MLS Cup playoffs is far from a trivial matter, but to celebrate the team’s return to the MLS tournament for the first time since 2007, D.C. United developed a trivia game to test knowledge of the team’s earlier participation. With a perfect score of 15 out of 15, U10B Coach John Dangler has walked off with first prize, his choice of all the prizes in the contest including an autographed 2011 msoccer ball, a D.C. United training shirt, a polo, et al).
When he’s not coaching his son play in the U10 Boys division, or his daughter in the U6 Girls, John is obviously following D.C. United. Amazingly enough, he said he was able to answer every question in what the webmaster thought was a challenging list without resorting to the computer. Meanwhile, the webmaster (who was not eligible to win) was all over Wikipedia and the D.C. United site and still missed one of the answers. How many people would remember that Alecko Eskandarian was the last D.C. United player to be named Man of the Match in an MLS Cup final or that it was Raul Diaz Arce who scored a playoff hat trick. John did! Congratulations and thanks for entering. Others winners will be notified individually.