Pioneer Toye to be inducted into Hall of Fame
[CONCACAF] Clive Toye, one of the pioneers in American pro soccer, Nicaraguan soccer federation president Julio Rocha and former Jamaican Football Federation head Anthony James have been selected for induction into Concacaf's Hall of Fame at ceremonies to take place on June 1 during the XXVI Concacaf Ordinary Congress in the Bahamas.
Toye was chief sportswriter for the Daily Express in his native England when he came to the United States in 1967 to help launch the North American Soccer League and spent more than 30 years as an administrator in the American game. He is best known for convincing Pele to come to the Cosmos in 1975.
Toye was general manager of the Baltimore Bays, general manager and then president of the Cosmos, president of the Chicago Sting and later Toronto Blizzard during 18 years of involvement in the NASL. He was commissioner at the time of its demise in early 1985.
He joined Concacaf as a senior consultant in 1998 and was instrumental in growth of the confederation's communications and media department. Toye was also inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2003.
James was president of the Jamaican Football Federation (1985-1992). Rocha, a former Nicaraguan national team player in late 1960s, was appointed general secretary of the Nicaraguan federation in 1988 and two years later was elected president. He later served as President of Uncaf (the Central America soccer federation) for four years (2003-2007).
The induction of the trio will increase membership in the Concacaf Hall of Fame to 29.
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