Soccer America Silver XI celebrity nominations
GK: Tony Meola
Comments: Tremendous personality and promoter for the game throughout World Cup '94.
Comments: These three are all world class names who brought incredible talent and credibility to the game in the '70's and '80's.
Comments: He made a huge statement by playing soccer instead of following his huge father's football footsteps.
Comments: Another world class player who brought talent and credibility to the game.
Comments: A recognizable American player who could play with the ''big boys.''
Comments: All these players have become household names through soccer in the USA and have all represented the U.S. credibly playing in foreign leagues.
Coach: Ron Newman
Comments: The best coach in the history of the game here in the U.S.
In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, Soccer America honors the 11 players and one coach from the past 25 years who've had the most positive impact on U.S. soccer. They are the Soccer America Silver XI -- announced Dec. 14 at the Soccer America FanZone in Richmond, Va.