, who was in goal when the USA reached the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup, is among the players in their first year of eligibility for the 2018 National Soccer Hall of Fame
The 2018 induction ceremonies will take place on Oct. 20 during the grand opening of the National Soccer Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
first-time nominees include former captain Carlos Bocanegra
, Bobby Convey
, Jay DeMerit
, Stuart Holden
and Eddie Johnson
from the men's national team, Lori
from the women's national team and former MLS stars Juan Pablo Angel
and Thierry Henry
be eligible in the player category, an individual must have been retired for at least three full years, but for no more than 10 full calendar years, and be ...
-- A player with at least
20 U.S. caps (10 if the games were prior to 1990).
-- A player with at least five seasons in a U.S. first-division pro league and one postseason league all-star selection; or
-- A player
with at least five seasons in the MISL from 1984 to 1992 and one postseason league all-star selection. Voters.
and present men's and women's full National team coaches, all active MLS and NWSL head coaches with a minimum of four years of experience as a head coach at the highest professional level in the
United States, MLS and NWSL management representatives, the MLS commissioner and NWSL executive director, U.S. Soccer secretary general, U.S. Soccer president, designated media members and all Hall of
Each voter can select 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 consideration until they qualify for the Veteran ballot. 2018 Player Ballot
Juan Pablo Angel*
Kate Sobrero Markgraf
*First year of eligibility
**Final year of eligibility
Voting will also open for the Veteran and Builder candidates.
2018 Veteran Ballot
Tisha Venturini-Hoch 2018 Builder Ballot
Dr. Robert Contiguglia
The top vote-getter will be elected in each of the categories as long as he or she appears on a minimum of 50 percent of
the ballots. If no individual appears on 50 percent of the ballots, then no person in that category will be elected. More than one candidate may be elected in the event of a tie.