Soccer America Silver XI celebrity nominations
GK: Jorge Campos
Comments: Quality plus excitement and flair. What joy he has brought
to the U.S. with his goalkeeping.
Comments: He drew attention to the sport especially from the news
Comments: Gave everyone who saw him a demonstration of high technical
skill but most importantly, a concept of the game.
Comments: His was the first ''name'' most Americans knew even though it
was because of his father. He gave some credibility to the sport.
Comments: The first American-born player to come from the high school
and youth programs. He gave hope to the future at that time.
Comments: Showed people that goals can be scored!
Comments: His hair, style of living, hard play and heading ability
have made him a favorite among the young.
Coach: Ron Newman
Comments: The most consistent winner of all especially during an era
when indoor soccer was pro soccer's only light!
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.