, perhaps the most accomplished U.S. soccer player who is not in the National Soccer Hall of Fame, is among 15 players in the Hall's 2008 Veteran Ballot. Perez, who 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. The Hall also
announced its 2008 Builders Ballot. 2008 Veteran Ballot Desmond Armstrong
- U.S. national team (81 caps, 1987 - 1994) Barry
- U.S. national team (16 caps, 1972 - 1975), NASL (1972-1977, Montreal, Philadelphia Atoms, and Fort Lauderdale) George Best
- Northern Ireland, NASL (1976-1981, Los Angeles,
Fort Lauderdale, and San Jose) Hubert Birkenmeier
- Germany, NASL (1979-1984, New York Cosmos) Teofilo "Nene" Cubillas
- Peru, NASL (1979-1983, Ft. Lauderdale)
- Trinidad and Tobago, NASL (1974-1981, Miami, Los Angeles, Detroit, California, San Diego, and San Jose) Linda Hamilton
- U.S. women's national team (71 caps,
1987-1995) John Kerr Jr.
- U.S. men's national team (16 caps, 1984-1995), MLS (1996-1997, New England) Bill McPherson
- American Soccer League (1922-1931), St. Louis Major
Soccer League (1932-1934) Bruce Murray
- U.S. national team (85 caps, 1985-1993) Glenn "Mooch" Myernick
- U.S. national team (10 caps, 1975-1979, NASL (1977-1984, Dallas,
Portland, and Tampa Bay) John "Harp" O'Connell
- U.S. national team (4 caps, 1949-1954), American Soccer League (1946-1956, Brooklyn Wanderers, New York Americans, and New York Hakoah)
- U.S. national team (73 caps, 1984-1994), NASL (1982-1984, Tampa Bay, and San Diego) Bob Rigby
- U.S. national team (6 caps, 1973-1975), NASL (1973-1984,
Philadelphia Atoms and Fury, New York Cosmos, Los Angeles, Montreal, and Golden Bay) Kyle Rote, Jr.
- U.S. national team (5 caps, 1973-1975), NASL (1973-1979, Dallas, and Houston).
(The Ballot will be submitted to all Hall of Famers for a vote.) 2008 Builders Ballot Bruce Arena
- coach, Univ. of Virginia, D.C. United, U.S.
men's national team, New York Red Bulls Esse Baharmast
- MLS, National and international referee Chuck Blazer
- soccer administrator and executive, FIFA Executive Committee
Member, CONCACAF General Secretary Robert 'Bob' Contiguglia
- former president of U.S. Soccer and Chair, U.S. Youth Soccer Bill Cox
- soccer investor, founder of the
International Soccer League in the 60s, president of the NASL's San Diego Toros Gino D'Ippolito
- NASL, National and international referee Anson Dorrance
- Univ. of North
Carolina and U.S. Women's national team coach Bob Gansler
- MLS and U.S. men's national team coach Robert Kraft
- MLS investor - operator, New England Revolution Frank
- collegiate soccer and U.S. Soccer administrator Joe Machnick
- collegiate coach, professional referee, currently Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for On-Field
Competition at Major League Soccer Francisco Marcos
- Founder of the United Soccer Leagues and current president of USL Fritz Mart
h - former Executive Director of U.S.
Amateur (now Adult) Soccer Association Thom Meredith
- executive with the North American Soccer League, U.S. Soccer and the Women's United Soccer Association Kevin Payne
President and CEO, D.C. United of Major League Soccer George Strawbridge
- owner of the NASL's Tampa Bay Rowdies.
The Ballot will be submitted to all Hall of Famers and a select
group of current soccer administrators for their vote.