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Perez & Dorrance elected to Hall of Fame
March 11th, 2008 6:45AM

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Hugo Perez starred in the NASL and MISL, represented the USA at the 1984 Olympics and 1994 World Cup, and played a key role in successful qualifying campaigns for the 1988 Olympics and 1990 World Cup. He has been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on the Veteran Player ballot, while Anson Dorrance, the nation's most successful women's college coach and a world championship winner, was elected on the Builder Ballot. However, in the 2008 Player election no individual exceeded the required 75 percent of ballots cast to gain entrance into the Hall of Fame.

The top vote-getters on the Player Ballot were Preki Radosavljevic (67.97 percent), Joy Fawcett (67.19) and Jeff Agoos (58.59)

Dorrance, a 1974 University of North Carolina graduate, began his coaching career at his alma mater in 1976 as head coach of the men's team he played on as an undergraduate. Beginning in 1979 he coached both the men's and women's teams, before becoming exclusively the women's coach after the 1988 season.

As women's coach at UNC through the 2007 season, his coaching record is an NCAA best in both wins (648-32-19) and winning percentage (.941). The UNC women's team has won the national championship 19 times in 28 seasons, with a string of nine in a row between 1986 and 1994.

In 1986, Dorrance became the head coach of the U.S. women's national team and, over an eight-year career won 65 times, with 22 losses and five ties.

He guided the USA to the title of the first Women's World Cup, in 1991.

Perez began his professional career with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL, eventually moving to the San Diego Sockers, where he had an impressive career outdoors and indoors. He also played professionally in France, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and El Salvador.

Perez's U.S. national team debut was against Italy in 1984 and he scored his first international goal against Canada in 1985. In his 73 game international career he scored 13 goals.

His final match for the United States was against England in September 1994.

Since his retirement from playing the game, he has stayed active in soccer in the San Francisco Bay Area, coaching youth and collegiate teams.

 



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