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The U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame will announce this year's inductions this afternoon in Los Angeles and it could be the first all-female class.

Mia Hamm is a no-brainer.

Julie Foudy seems likely. Joy Fawcett is a strong candidate.

On the men's side, Joe-Max Moore and Marco Etcheverry are eligible.

MIchelle Akers, Shannon Higgins-Cirovski, Carin Gabarra, Carla Overbeck and April Heinrichs are already in from the generation of U.S. women's soccer pioneers.

Who do you think belongs?

By Steve Goff  |  February 27, 2007; 10:34 AM ET
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On the men's side both JMM and Marco should be in there.

Posted by: DCAustinite | February 27, 2007 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Hamm, Foudy, JMM and Etch deserve to be in this year. Though somehow, I think they'll rook Marco.

Posted by: Kim | February 27, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Art Monk. Oh wait, wrong HOF.

Posted by: Chief Clancy Wiggum | February 27, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Joe-Max is the best player on that list

Posted by: Ian | February 27, 2007 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Marco and Mia are def. deserving of hall of fame status. Mia did for womens soccer in the US what McGwire did for baseball

Posted by: Kenny | February 27, 2007 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Too bad only three can get in.

Posted by: sitruc | February 27, 2007 11:55 AM | Report abuse

If Etcheverry does not get in, then the Soccer HOF is a joke.

Posted by: Ron | February 27, 2007 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Hamm Fawcett Etcheverry

Posted by: Eric | February 27, 2007 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Is this the "I might have a pretty interesting United/MLS story in tomorrow's paper. Details to come..."??

Posted by: Rocko | February 27, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

No....that was the article about Stoichkov, et al, getting sued....

Posted by: Mark | February 27, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Etcheverry, Hamm, Foudy

Posted by: Nick | February 27, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Steve. Now that we're remembering some great women players, how about some news about this:

The women's division 1 league is moving seriously to come back and Hendricks and Freedom are part of that.

What's the latest about Hendricks and the DC United ownership group?

Posted by: seahawkdad | February 27, 2007 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Ian, if you really think that JMM was a better player than Marco, you've got some tapes to watch.

Should be Marco, Mia, and I don't really care who else.

Posted by: EdTheRed | February 27, 2007 1:15 PM | Report abuse

How is it that a Bolivian is up for consideration for the US Soccer HOF?

I mean, el Diablo is fantastic, but really . . .

Posted by: delantero | February 27, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Goffer - great blog like usual - on DC United's website they are reporting that "Brazilian striker Welton Carlos Silva has joined United on trial." Any additional info?

Posted by: Diego R. | February 27, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Yo. Steve Goff just called me and ordered me to post here that Foudy and Hamm were the only inductees. I can't believe I've gone from blogging pioneer to Steve Goff's personal assistant in six short months.

Oh well, he refuses to go to tailgates, which I most assuredly do not.

Posted by: Dan Steinberg | February 27, 2007 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Maybe you can find solace in the fact that you taught Goff everythings he knows about blogging. Maybe.

Posted by: Rocko | February 27, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

The three ladies will go in alone this year.

Posted by: Silver Spring | February 27, 2007 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Goff, what'st he deal with this Welton, he's not the welton, is he?

Posted by: DCAustinite | February 27, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Well, the HoF is officially Dead To Me - Colbert-style.

You're not, though, Steinz. So you've got that going for you. Which is nice.

Posted by: EdTheRed | February 27, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

It's Welton Carlos Silva, so it's almost certainly not THE Welton.

This guy's probably only Roberto Carlos.

Posted by: garbaggio | February 27, 2007 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Is Kenny insinuating that Mia was juiced?

Posted by: Kim | February 27, 2007 3:07 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing Hristo is out of the running...

Posted by: Joe Doc | February 27, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

The important question about the all female HoF class is whether ESPN will use this as another excuse to post a photo of Heather Mitts (not that there's anything wrong with that).

Posted by: Anonymous | February 27, 2007 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding? AJ Feely signing a contract extension with the Eagles was a good excuse to put up a picture of Heather Mitts.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 27, 2007 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Joe-Max Moore? Is that a joke? What would be the arguments for his inclusion?

Posted by: seanf | March 1, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

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