Class of 2013 ballot released

[HALL OF FAME] U.S. World Cup defender Tony Sanneh, 2005 MLS MVP and current ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman, national team midfielder and current D.C. United coach Ben Olsen, two-time MLS champion Wade Barrett and two-time Olympic gold medalist Angela Hucles are the players in their first year of eligibility for the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2013 elections.

Among those on this year's builder ballot are MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid and former U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley.

Balloting rules:

In order to be eligible for election as a player, an individual must be retired as a player for at least three years, but for no more than 10 years and have either: 1) played in at least 20 international games for the USA, or 2) played at least five seasons in an American first division professional league and been named to a postseason all-league or all-star team at least once.

The voting pool includes all past and present senior 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. Any player appearing on at least 66.7 percent of ballots will earn election, while any player who does not appear on at least five percent of ballots will be dropped from the Player ballot.

2013 Player Ballot
Chris Armas
Wade Barrett *
Mauricio Cienfuegos^
Raul Diaz Arce
Marco Etcheverry
Lorrie Fair
Robin Fraser
Chris Henderson
Angela Hucles *
Jason Kreis
Roy Lassiter^
Shannon MacMillan
Joe-Max Moore
Victor Nogueira
John O'Brien
Ben Olsen *
Cindy Parlow
Ante Razov
Tiffany Roberts
Tony Sanneh *
Taylor Twellman *
Tisha Venturini-Hoch^
*First year of eligibility
^Final year of eligibility; moves to Veteran ballot in 2014

2013 Veteran Ballot
George Best
Mike Burns
Julio "Ringo" Cantillo
Teofilo "Nene" Cubillas
John Doyle
Linda Hamilton
Mary Harvey
Lori Henry
Bill McPherson
Shep Messing
Glenn Myernick
John "Harp" O'Connell
Mike Sorber
Carlos Valderrama
Peter Vermes

2013 Builder Ballot
Esse Baharmast
Chuck Blazer
Bob Bradley
Bob Contiguglia
Don Garber
Burton Haimes
Tim Leiweke
Francisco Marcos
Fritz Marth
Sigi Schmid

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