most capped fan

Discussion in 'USA Men: Fans & Travel' started by The Voice of Reason!, May 6, 2011.

  1. The Voice of Reason!

    Jan 6, 2002
    Wethersfield CT
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was wondering how many caps our most loyal fan has?

    I am sure there are some old timers that have been going to game since before I knew we had a team, and I am really curious as to some of the grizzled vetrans cap history.

    For myself, I honestly can not recall the total but the thing for me is that I have zero international caps, so I am a sad panda. I will be in Brazil, so that is a start, but I'd like to pull off Trinidad or Costa rica for some scuba/soccer.

    I think I have 8 Domestic caps. mostly in the last 4 years. 1 game when I was a wee lad. I am 36.

    how many domestic, international and WC matches are under your belt?
     
  2. TasteTheRainbow

    Aug 22, 2007
    Olathe, KS
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Omar has over thirty now. I bet that's the most for a younger supporter. His first game was at the 94 WC. Those are impressive numbers for someone that is originally from Guatemala.
     
  3. blazindw

    blazindw Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea, I'm sure Omar is up there. The Spain and Canada matches will be caps #12 and #13 for me (with a likely DC match #14). My first match was the Argentina match in June 2008.
     
  4. MakingNews

    MakingNews Member

    Jul 8, 2003
    Detroit, MI
    My wife and I are just under 40 caps. We are both 38. But I think this is my most impressive stat: I've seen the national team play in eight countries and on three continents.
     
  5. chazsoccer

    chazsoccer Member

    Nov 22, 1999
    Republic of Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    where is gwar, el jefe, or patfan? I know they each have a butt load of caps.

    I have very few (about 10 - 3 at WC98 in France, and the rest are domestic) chaz a.k.a. Ms Charlie
     
  6. Galaxian

    Galaxian Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Newport Beach, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ive got 23 I believe. And im about to turn 21.

    Rishi probably has over 40 caps, I'd like to know the exact number.
     
  7. pasoccerdave

    pasoccerdave Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    SE Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Usmnt - 11
    uswnt - 7
     
  8. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    Big Dog had over 60 at one point, but I don't know how many games he's been to recently.
     
  9. Socarchist

    Socarchist Member+

    Feb 21, 2010
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I have 35 for the full national team. 5 for the U20s. 2 for the U23s. Most of my caps are world cup qualifiers for the 2006 and 2010 tournaments. Only one World Cup match--the unfortunate 3-0 pasting by the Czech Republic in Gelsenkirchen.
     
  10. helpmenow

    helpmenow New Member

    Feb 12, 2002
    san diego
    By the end of the year I should have 29 caps
     
  11. Brandinho

    Brandinho Member

    None
    United States
    Feb 22, 2007
    New Jersey
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sigh. I, too, am a sad panda. I have a total of 5 caps. I'm 22, so I have time, but my caps are:

    Argentina - East Rutherford - 2008
    Mexico - Columbus - 2009
    Honduras - Chicago - 2009
    Czech Republic - East Hartford - 2010
    Turkey - Philadelphia - 2010
    ***Spain - Foxborough - 2011
     
  12. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have 55 caps, which doesn't include WNT or the U-20 World Cup in Montreal. First game is June of '93, US beating England! :D

    I know quite a few that will be around the same number, and at least one who generally doesn't post on the USMNT threads (kinda like me) who has probably 70+.
     
  13. MesaATLien

    MesaATLien Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seeing that I am a broke college student, I have 0 caps. :(

    I was going to go to the US-Panama game in Tampa since it's the closest southeast game I could get to, but I will be in school. Soooooo, it's gonna be a little wait for me before I can even get my first cap. :)
     
  14. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For the Senior team, my number's at about 35-40 caps. First cap was USA-Argentina in 99

    5 US games in 2002 WC, 3 US games in 2006 WC.

    2 Gold Cup Final, bunch of Gold Cup games. Azteca twice. Columbus for USA-Mexico 3 times. RFK for US games a bunch, Hartford, Old Foxboro and Gillette (lost track). 1 game at Bridgeview, The Link twice, Soldier Field once, Old Giants Stadium for several, and New Meadowlands once.

    For the U-23s, saw the Qualifying tournament in Nashville, 2 games.

    For the U-20s, saw US-Chile in Giants Stadium, and all except the Uruguay game from the U20 tournament.
     
  15. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    I'm a bit foggy as to how many total caps I have; I'll have to consult Brock for most up-to-date number. First USMNT cap was U.S. vs. Mexico in 1997 at Foxboro, my last one being the U.S. vs. Turkey in Philadelphia in 2010. International caps include matches in Dublin, Lyon, St. Etienne, Gelsenkirchen, Kaiserslatuern, and Nurnberg.
     
  16. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As of the end of last year's World Cup, you were at 26 as per Brock's sheet. Not sure if you'd added anymore since then.
     
  17. ZeekLTK

    ZeekLTK Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    I'll have 10 after the Canada game next month. All "real" games though, no friendlies. USA has also never lost when I'm there. :D

    USA 3 - 0 Grenada 2004 (WCQ)
    USA 1 - 1 Jamaica 2004 (WCQ)
    USA 2 - 0 Mexico 2005 (WCQ)
    USA 2 - 1 Mexico 2007 (GC)
    USA 3 - 0 Trinidad 2008 (WCQ)
    USA 2 - 0 Mexico 2009 (WCQ)
    USA 2 - 1 Honduras 2009 (WCQ)
    USA 2 - 2 Slovenia 2010 (WC)
    USA 1 - 0 Algeria 2010 (WC)
    USA - Canada 2011 (GC)
     
  18. GOREVS3000

    GOREVS3000 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    Boston
    Club:
    2 de Mayo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've been to 17 games and only started going to games in 2006. I am 26.
     
  19. RedRevs

    RedRevs Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    Cambridge
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was actually talking to my Dad about this recently and I have a few more caps than I once thought. I don't remember a few of them but that's because I was 8 or 9 years old.

    US CUP
    09/06/1993, Boston, Foxboro Stadium, 37,652
    USA 2-0 ENGLAND* (don't remember a second of being there but my dad says I was. I was 8)

    US CUP
    09/06/1996, Boston, Foxboro Stadium, 25,332
    USA 2-1 IRELAND (barely remember this one)

    FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL
    19/05/2002, Boston, Foxboro Stadium, 36,778
    USA 0-2 NETHERLANDS (went with my high school soccer team)

    Jun 02 04 - W 4-0 Honduras 11,553 Foxboro, MA, USA

    Jul 12 05 - D 0-0 Costa Rica 15,211 Foxboro, MA, USA (Gold Cup ’05)

    Jul 16 05 - W 3-1 Jamaica 22,108 Foxboro, MA, USA (Gold Cup ’05)

    Jun 12 07 - W 4-0 El Salvador 26,512 Foxboro, MA (GC’07)

    Jun 16 07 - W 2-1 Panama 22,412 Foxboro, MA (GC’07)

    Jun 06 09 - W 2-1 Honduras 55,647 Chicago, IL, USA (WCQ’10)

    Jul 11 09 - D 2-2 Haiti 24,137 Foxboro, MA, USA (GC’10)

    Jul 18 09 - W 2-1 Panama 31,087 Philadelphia, PA, USA (GC’10)

    Jul 26 09 - L 0-5 Mexico 79,156 East Rutherford, NJ, USA (GC’10)

    May 25 10 - L 4-2 Czech Republic 36,218 East Hartford, CT, USA

    May 29 10 - W 2-1 Turkey 55,407 Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Mar 26 11 - T 1-1 Argentina 78,936 New Meadowlands Stadium E. Rutherford, N.J.

    I'm 25 (until tomorrow!) and I've been to 15 matches.

    After this summer ( Spain in Foxboro, Canada in Detroit, QF in DC, and Final in California) I could be at 18.
     
  20. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I looked at the US schedule over the last 20 years and counted 23 games, almost all between 1996 and 2003 (one game, USA-Japan in 2006) -- having a family has really cut down on my traveling for WCQs. :(

    Games seen in: (Bay Area) San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco; (other California) Los Angeles, San Diego; (other USA) Portland, Columbus, Kansas City, DC, Foxboro, Seattle; (outside USA) WC2002 group games in Korea.
     
  21. Brandinho

    Brandinho Member

    None
    United States
    Feb 22, 2007
    New Jersey
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Would you say marriage has been what has prevented further USMNT related travel, or was it having kids?
     
  22. MakingNews

    MakingNews Member

    Jul 8, 2003
    Detroit, MI
    This is why should only marry someone who is a USMNT fan! :)
     
  23. thethinwhiteduke

    Feb 13, 2008
    am i the only one that hasnt really counted?
     
  24. blazindw

    blazindw Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One unique thing about my caps is that I have not seen us play the same team twice...it has been 11 unique teams so far: Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, Turkey, Brazil, Poland, Colombia, Chile. With caps #12 and #13 (Spain, Canada), that trend will continue. #14 could be the first time I see a team for the second time, depending on who we end up playing in a likely DC match.
     
  25. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    Sounds about right to me. I could have had at least three more had I actually been able to make the trip to SA...
     

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