Budweiser Challenge Cup 1990

These games were arranged as part of a proposed scheme to reinstate a 
nationwide professional outdoor league in the US.  The USSF had just 
appointed a development committee, including representatives of various 
professional indoor and outdoor leagues.  Arguably the most prominent
professional league (outdoor or indoor) in the country at the time was 
the Major Soccer League (formerly the Major Indoor Soccer League, the 
name having been changed to indicate a potential expansion to outdoor 
play for at least part of the season).  Two outdoor games were arranged
between the US national team (without its European-based players) and a 
selection of the best players from the Major Soccer League.  The MSL 
selection was a team whose players had not played together before, were 
not at full fitness (as the MSL was in the off-season), and were 
conditioned to playing in smaller indoor arenas.

28- 9 Kansas City (Missouri)   USA  1-1  MSL XI
                                 [Bruce Murray 42' / Ted Eck 18']

30- 9 Fenton (Missouri)        USA  2-0  MSL XI
                                 [Peter Vermes 3' 87' pen]


USA national team
 Anton Nistl, Mark Dodd, Troy Dayak, Steve Pittman, Desmond Armstrong, Jimmy Banks, Robin Fraser,
 Marcelo Balboa, Mike Windischmann, Paul Krumpe, Brian Bliss, Dan Donigan, Kevin Grimes,
 Scott Benedetti, Bruce Murray, Eric Wynalda, Eric Eichmann, Philip Gyau, Peter Vermes.

 Zoltán Tóth                        Hungary/USA            St. Louis Storm
 Ron Fearon                         England                Wichita Wings
 Chico Moreira                      Uruguay                Wichita Wings
 George Fernandez                   USA                    Cleveland Crunch
 Kim Rřntved                        Denmark                Kansas City Comets
 Fernando Clavijo                   Uruguay/USA            St. Louis Storm
 Bruce Savage                       USA                    Baltimore Blast
 Daryl Doran                        USA                    St. Louis Storm
 Mike Sweeney                       Canada                 Cleveland Crunch
 Hernán 'Chico' Borja               Ecuador/USA            Wichita Wings
 Dale Ervine                        USA                    Wichita Wings
 Claudio de Oliveira                Brazil                 St. Louis Storm
 Brian Quinn                        N.Ireland/USA          San Diego Sockers
 Predrag 'Preki' Radosavljevic      Yugoslavia             St. Louis Storm
 Gary Heale                         England                Tacoma Stars
 Antônio Carlos Pecorari 'Tatu'     Brazil                 Dallas Sidekicks
 Ted Eck                            USA                    Kansas City
 Paul Wright                        England                San Diego Sockers
 David Byrne                        South Africa/England   Wichita Wings

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