No answers were submitted this week. So…much…sadness. Here are the answers anyway-
1. What country’s first football tournament involved six clubs, was played entirely in one day, and featured matches that were made up of two fifteen minute halves, and teams of six players?
Austria’s Hohe Warter-Turnier, held in 1897. Vienna Cricket F.C. defeated First Vienna F.C., 1-0, in the final.
2. Who is the youngest player to make a senior appearance for Ross County F.C. since they began playing league football in 1994?
Goalkeeper Mark Ridgers (above) played the second half of a League Cup match against Stranraer in 2006- he was just 15 years old.
3. At what international tournament did the United States finish in second place- and in third place as well?
At the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis only three teams entered the the tournament- two from the U.S. (Christian Brothers College and the Parish of Saint Rose) and one from Canada (Galt F.C.).
4. What nation’s official football pyramid contains five levels (and seven different leagues), three of which are located in a different country?
The Canadian football pyramid contains five levels and seven leagues, with the top two levels- MLS and the NASL being based in the United States, as well one of its two fourth tier leagues (PDL).
5. What nation’s official football pyramid contains a top tier which includes no teams from that nation?
The Canadian women’s pyramid is topped by the U.S.-based National Women’s Soccer League, which currently fields no Canadian clubs.
6. What is the only U.S. “derby” contested between clubs from two different levels of the U.S. Soccer pyramid?
Since 1999 any match between the Charleston Battery (USL Pro) and D.C. United (MLS) has been known as the “Coffee Pot Cup” for a locker room incident that took place after a 1999 U.S. Open Cup match between the two clubs.