Kristine Lilly, Brian McBride and Bob Bradley have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Lilly is the all-time international caps leader for men or women, playing in 352 games for the United States between 1987 and 2010. She played in five World Cups, winning two in addition to her two Olympic gold medals.
“One of the most humbling parts of this is being inducted with so many of the greats that came before me,” Lilly said in a statement. “It’s always an honor to be recognized for something you’ve done, especially for something we did for so long on the U.S. team. It was amazing to wear that U.S. jersey for so long, and I’m forever grateful for the time I was able to play and really grateful for this honor.”
McBride scored 30 goals in 95 appearances for the United States men’s national team, while also proving dominant in MLS for 11 seasons in addition to his time overseas, which included 33 goals in 140 games with Fulham, where he was beloved by fans for his toughness.
Bradley enters the Hall of Fame as a “Builder,” best known for his time as coach of the U.S. men’s national team from 2006-2011. Among his accomplishments were guiding the U.S. to the 2007 Gold Cup title and the 2009 Confederations Cup final, in addition to their 2006 and 2010 World Cup appearances.
Bradley also coached the Chicago Fire, NY/NJ MetroStars and Chivas USA in MLS.
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