[HALL OF FAME] Two-time Women's World Cup and Olympic champion and all-time cap holder Kristine Lilly, goalie Briana Scurry and three-time World Cup player Brian McBride are among the players eligible for induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame for the first time in the Class of 2014 selections.
Voting will continue through Feb. 7 and the election results will be announced shortly after. Induction ceremony
details for the Class of 2014 will be announced at a later date.
Players in their first year of eligibility also include Chris Klein, Eddie Lewis, Kristin Luckenbill, Kate Sobrero Markgraf, Clint Mathis, Brian McBride, Jaime Moreno and Steve Ralston.
"The National Soccer Hall of Fame class for 2014 will certainly be a stellar one," said Hank Steinbrecher, Chairman of the Hall of Fame's Board of
Directors. "Each and every one on the ballot is more than deserving of the ultimate recognition of being elected into the Hall. I am sure that this year the voters will be hard pressed to select just
one candidate. We are proud of all of the individuals who are on the ballot and thank them for their outstanding service to the beautiful game."
Of the 27 players on the Player ballot,
Raul Diaz Arce, Marco Etcheverry, Zoran Karic, Victor Nogueira and Cindy Parlow Cone are in their final year of eligibility.
The voting pool includes all past and present full
men's and women's national team coaches, all active MLS and NWSL head coaches with a minimum of four years of experience as a head coach in a first-division league, MLS and NWSL management
representatives, MLS Commissioner, NWSL Executive Director, U.S. Soccer CEO/Secretary General, U.S. Soccer President, designated media members and all Hall of Famers.
Each voter can list
up to 10 candidates per ballot.
2014 National Soccer Hall of Fame Player Ballot
Raul Diaz Arce **
Zoran Karic **
Chris Klein *
Eddie Lewis *
Kristine Lilly *
Kate Sobrero Markgraf*
Victor Nogueira **
Cindy Parlow Cone **
Briana Scurry *
* First year of eligibility
** Final year of eligibility; moves to Veteran ballot in 2015
2014 National Soccer Hall of Fame Veteran Ballot
2014 National Soccer Hall of Fame Builder Ballot