United States women’s national team great Tiffeny Milbrett is eligible for the National Soccer Hall of Fame for the first time. She is one of 13 players on the ballot for the first time.
Also on the ballot for the first time is former U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper Kasey Keller.
Milbrett helped the U.S. win the 1996 Olympic gold medal — the first Olympics to feature women’s soccer — and the 1999 Women’s World Cup. She scored 100 goals in 204 games for the United States from 1991-2005.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Tarpley is also eligible for the National Soccer Hall of Fame for the first time, along with 2008 gold medalist Natasha Kai.
Shannon MacMillan is in her final year of eligibility as a player. If she is not elected to the Hall of Fame in 2015, she would move to the Veteran Ballot, which is for players who have been retired for more than 10 years. MacMillan scored 60 goals in 176 career games with the United States.
Voters in the process are past and present men’s and women’s national team coaches, all active MLS and NWSL coaches with at least four years of experience as a head coach at the highest level, MLS and NWSL executives, the MLS and NWSL Commissioners, U.S. Soccer CEO/Secretary General, U.S. Soccer President, designated media members, and all Hall of Famers.
Each voter can list up to 10 candidates per ballot. A player needs to appear on 66.7 percent of all ballots to earn selection.
2015 National Soccer Hall of Fame Player Ballot
Kate Sobrero Markgraf
* First year of eligibility
** Final year of eligibility; moves to Veteran ballot in 2016
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