The National Soccer Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium today released the names of the finalists for election to the Class of 2022: Player ballot (20)
Lauren Cheney Holiday
Cat Reddick Whitehill
-- Clint Dempsey
and Robbie Keane
were selected to the final ballot in their first year of eligibility. Brian Ching
, Eddie Johnson
and Carlos Ruiz
were selected as finalists after not being chosen last year. Veteran ballot (10) Chris Armas Chico Borja
Linda Hamilton Mary Harvey
Kate Sobrero Markgraf
-- Chris Armas, Chico Borja
and Mary Harvey
are newcomers on the Veterans ballot in 2021. Builder ballot (4)
-- Based on the rotation established in 2020, only referees are being considered for the 2022 Builder ballot. (Other categories: coaches, and owners and administrators.) New rules.
The two Players, one Veteran and one Builder who receive the most votes and are named on more than 50% of the ballots are automatically elected to the Hall of Fame. Beginning this year, a third Player and a second Veteran will be elected if they are named to at least 75% of the ballots.
In 2021, Hope Solo
and Shannon Box
finished third and fourth with their names on 85% and 83% of the Player ballots. They are on the 2022 ballot. Marco Etcheverry
was on 96% of the Veteran ballots but lost out to Jaime Moreno
on a tiebreaker. Kate Sobrero Markgraf
was on 79% of the ballots. They are also on the 2022 ballot.