1990 World Cup media guide
I got one of these off Ebay a while ago. I wish I had a scanner so I could show you some of the pics; maybe some other time. There's nothing too earthshatterting, but there's a few interesting things I'd like to share.
First, only 24 of the 52 1990 World Cup games were shown on English television (TNT). 12 first round games, and 12 of 16 in the knockout stage. I wasn't a fan back then, but I believe that they also had commercials during play.
I never knew that Bob Gansler was born in Hungary, and moved to the USA at the age of 11 from Germany. I know almost all of the "American" coaches in MLS were born elsewhere, but I never really heard anything about him though. There are only four American born MLS coaches: Bradley, Ellinger, Sampson, and Sarachan.
The players. Your 1990 US national team was made of mostly young college kids, and it's interesting to see what their profiles said about them. Some highlights:
Kasey Keller: Favorite food is popsicles.
John Harkes: Enjoys eating baked ziti and listening to U2.
Paul Caligiuri: Favorite movie is "Born on the 4th of July."
John Stollmeyer: Uncle played cricket for Trinidad & Tobago (so there's a another white Trinidad athlete besides Birchall).
Chris Sullivan & Mark Dodd: Both love Luther Vandross.
Desmond Armstrong: "Accomplished illustrator" who has drawn portraits of his teammates.
John Doyle: Hobbies include "collecting automobiles when I'm rich."
I also never knew that Tony Meola's first name is Antonio.
Fun stuff. I also have a 2002 media guide from Ebay, and a 1994 guide which is not the same type as the others, more about the whole event rather than the USA.