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Hall of Fame Nominees

The U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame has announced the candidates for 2010 induction:

Mike Burns
Mauricio Cienfuegos
Raul Diaz Arce
Thomas Dooley
John Doyle
Marco Etcheverry
Robin Fraser
Chris Henderson
Eduardo Hurtado
Dominic Kinnear
Roy Lassiter
Shannon MacMillan
Joe-Max Moore
Victor Nogueira
Peter Nowak
John O'Brien
Cindy Parlow
Preki Radosavljevic
Mike Sorber
Earnie Stewart
Steve Trittschuh
Carlos Valderrama
Tisha Venturini-Hoch
Peter Vermes

Henderson, Hurtado and O'Brien are in their first year of eligibility. Dooley, Doyle, Kinnear and Sorber are in their final year and, if not elected, will moved into the veterans category.

Voters can choose up to 10 players, but only those who are included on two-thirds of the ballots will be elected. Click here for guidelines.

Dooley, Stewart, Moore, Preki and MacMillan are definitely on my list. Who else belongs?

By Steve Goff  |  November 9, 2009; 3:26 PM ET
Categories:  History , U.S. men's national team  
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Comments

Not Johnny O'Brien? Come on, his performances in Korea alone should put him in on the first ballot. Landon once called him the best soccer player ever to suit up for the US of A, or something like that. Can anyone provide the video link?

Posted by: ChelseaMatt | November 9, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Cue near post goal defending jokes for Mike Burns in 3..2..1..

Posted by: ARickey | November 9, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Diablo!

Posted by: spidergoose | November 9, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Earnie, Etch, Preki.

Posted by: EdTheRed | November 9, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Has the selection process changed?

Posted by: sitruc | November 9, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Ted Eck.

Posted by: Ron16 | November 9, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Etcheverry must be a shoe-in!

Posted by: jsm3 | November 9, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

In addition to your listing, Etcheverry, of course; but Cienfuegos and Valderrama as well, for their major role as creative playmakers in the early stages of MLS

Posted by: DCUSince96 | November 9, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

If Heinrichs had not pulled Parlow in the 2003 WC semi-final against Germany, we probably would have reached the finals. And after the sub, we continued to float crosses into the box for her replacement (either MacMillan or Milbrett) against the towering Teutons. Yes, I'm still upset over that.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 9, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Diablo, Valderrama, JOB

Posted by: invncbl | November 9, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Mario Gori.

Posted by: joedoc1 | November 9, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Mike Burns
Thomas Dooley
Marco Etcheverry
Shannon MacMillan
Joe-Max Moore
Peter Nowak
Cindy Parlow
Preki Radosavljevic
Earnie Stewart

Posted by: carnack | November 9, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

El Diablo!!

Posted by: Jaywag86 | November 9, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Tommy Sohen

Posted by: rademaar | November 9, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

#3 seed and traveling to Dayton, Ohio...

Posted by: sitruc | November 9, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

So, basically, the United States Soccer HOF includes anyone and everyone who has ever played anywhere on the globe and maybe could have played or coached or held someone's jock for at least a few years on a team in the U.S.?

I'm boycotting the whole thing.

Posted by: delantero | November 9, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Chris Henderson? HOF Candidate? Next to Dax McCarty being included on the list to play Denmark, that would be the biggest joke of the day.

And what's up with all the foreign born players being included? Can you imagine what the Hall of Fame in England or Italy would look like?

I'm out!

Posted by: delantero | November 9, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

If Heinrichs had not pulled Parlow in the 2003 WC semi-final against Germany, we probably would have reached the finals. And after the sub, we continued to float crosses into the box for her replacement (either MacMillan or Milbrett) against the towering Teutons. Yes, I'm still upset over that.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 9, 2009 4:08 PM

Ditto on all counts. Parlow was my first thought when I saw Goff's list and question.

Posted by: sec133row5 | November 9, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

dooley, stewart, preki for sure....

Posted by: wordup1 | November 10, 2009 1:05 AM | Report abuse

@delantero:

The guidelines for players are as follows:

"The ballot features 24 retired national team and professional players who all have contributed to the growth of soccer in the United States."

Are you saying that foreign players haven't contributed?

Posted by: mmathai | November 10, 2009 7:44 AM | Report abuse

Vermes. Wasnt he captain of the team that qualified in 1990? That team had a huge impact on US soccer.

Also, dont knock Henderson. One of the first great young players. Made the 1990 roster at 19. Do not think he deserves to be in the hall, but is not out of place on the list.

Posted by: srfinger | November 10, 2009 8:51 AM | Report abuse

"Are you saying that foreign players haven't contributed?"

No. I'm saying the U.S National HOF is a joke. Let's just call it the Soccer HOF and get it over with.

Posted by: delantero | November 10, 2009 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Henderson? He never played in a World Cup, but rode the pine quite well.

And if deserves to be on the list, we might as well open it up to anyone who's ever been a part the U.S. squad. Where's Bora? Hugo Perez? Caligiuri? I mean, at least these guys coached or played in a World Cup.

Posted by: delantero | November 10, 2009 9:56 AM | Report abuse

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