more so the first leg than the second leg. The second leg meant that I was coming home for preseason and was going to have to do a lot of running."
Worst gift: "An extra-small Kyle Martino signed jersey, courtesy of Kyle."
Columbus Crew midfielder Kyle Martino
Best gift: "A snowboard that I got from my mom."
Worst gift: "A variety pack of multi-colored underwear, but I can't tell you who gave me that."
D.C. United forward Alecko Eskandarian
Best gift: "It's a tie between cash and the car that my parents bought for me when I was in college."
Worst gift: "It's a tie between wool sweaters and a lottery ticket that didn't pay out."
D.C. United forward Christian Gomez
Best gift: "The birth of my twins Gabriel and Agustina."
Worst gift: "There is not such a thing as a bad gift."
MetroStars forward Amado Guevara
Best gift: "My grandma bought for me some hand made wood trucks."
Worst gift: "The worst X-mas was in 1982. In that year I burned my leg ... that was an unexpected gift!"
MetroStars defender Chris Leitch
Best gift: "A Yorkshire Terrier named Toto."
Worst gift: "A cream colored knitted sweater from my friend."
MetroStars midfielder Eddie Gaven
Best gift: "Being with my family."
Worst gift: "Socks."
MetroStars forward John Wolyniec
Best gift: "A guitar."
Worst gift: "A soccer ball knob for the stick shift in my car."
MetroStars defender Kenny Arena
Best gift: "Cell phone, PlayStation 2, Camcorder, Computer."
Worst gift: "An orange sweater from my aunt."
MetroStars midfielder Mark Lisi
Best gift: "A Qdoba gift certificate."
Worst gift: "A book."
Kansas City Wizards defender Alex Zotinca
Best gift: "My best Christmas gift was when I signed with Steaua Bucharest in 1998, I got a nice signing bonus!"
Worst gift: "When I was young my parents gave me a really sophisticated watch. They said I was too young to wear it though and took away, saying I would get it back when I was old enough -- I still have never got it back."
Kansas City Wizards midfielder Kerry Zavagnin
Best gift: "The best Christmas present I ever got was my New York Yankees jacket when I was in elementary school."
Worst gift: "Any present from my Aunt Leoni!"
Kansas City Wizards midfielder Chris Klein
Best gift: "The best present I ever got was Atari when I was eight."
Worst gift: "The worst gift I got was a Christmas vest with a sparkly Santa and Rudolph on it that my Aunt made for us. The worst part was my parents made me wear it when she came over to our house!"
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