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Class of 2024 Enters the National Soccer Hall of Fame

The ceremony in Frisco, Texas, honored Tim Howard, Josh McKinney, Tisha Venturini-Hoch and Francisco Marcos, as well as Amy Rosenfeld, the recipient of the 2024 Colin Jose Media Award.

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Soccer Legends in America

Since 1979, the National Soccer Hall of Fame has honored soccer achievements in the United States, and is considered the highest honor in American Soccer. See the players and builders who have made the most impact on the game in America.

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The Evolution of Soccer

  1. They Gathered to Play Football

    American folklore asserts that Pilgrim Fathers, upon settling at Plymouth Rock found American Indians along the Massachusetts coast playing a form of soccer. The Indians called it “Pasuckquakkohowog,” which means “they gather to play football.”

  2. First U.S. Organized Soccer Club is Formed

    The Oneidas of Boston, the first organized soccer club in America, was formed by Gerritt Miller Smith.

  3. The First Soccer Shin Guard

    Sam Weller Widdowson modified cricket equipment to create the first soccer shin guard.

  4. First U.S. National Soccer Team

    Unofficially, the first U.S. national soccer team was constituted in 1885, when it played Canada in the first international match. Canada defeated the U.S., 1-0, in Newark, N.J.

  5. U.S. Soccer Became a Member of FIFA

    U.S. Soccer is granted membership into FIFA.

  6. U.S. Played First Official International Match

    The U.S. played its first official international match against Sweden in Stockholm, where the U.S. won 3-2.

  7. U.S. Enters FIFA Men's World Cup

    The U.S. entered the inaugural FIFA Men's World Cup, where the U.S reached the semi-finals, losing, 6-1, to Argentina.

  8. U.S. Women's National Team Played First Match

    The U.S. Women's National Team played its first match, losing 1-0 to Italy.

  9. U.S. Women Won First FIFA World Cup

    The U.S. Women's National Team won its first FIFA World Cup, defeating Norway, 2-1, in Guangzhou, China.

  10. United States Played Host to FIFA Men's World Cup

    The 1994 FIFA Men's World Cup is held in the United States for the first time.

  11. First MLS Match is Played

    The first Major League Soccer game is played, as the San Jose Clash defeated D.C. United before 31,000 fans at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, Calif.

  12. Women's FIFA World Cup comes to United States

    The 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup is held in the United States for the first time.

  13. U.S. Women's National Team Won FIFA World Cup

    The U.S. Women's National Team won its second FIFA World Cup, defeating China 0-0 (5-4 in penalty kicks) in Palo Alto, Calif.

  14. First NSHOF Museum Opened

    The first National Soccer Hall of Fame museum opened in Oneonta, New York.

  15. All New Hall Of Fame Seating

    South end zone seating will be installed and open to purchase for the upcoming 2018 season

  16. Toyota Stadium Building Additions Opening

    Toyota Stadium locker rooms, Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup Hall of Fame club and terrace, roof structure, team store, box office and press conference areas completed

  17. Russia to Host the 2018 FIFA Men's World Cup

    Russia will offer international visitors the most dynamic possible experience of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

  18. National Soccer Hall of Fame Opening Weekend

    Hall of Fame Grand Opening: Celebration Concert, NSHOF Induction Ceremony & Hall of Fame Game

  19. 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France

    Make no mistake, France loves the World Cup. The country enjoyed its finest sporting hour when it hosted and won the FIFA World Cup™ in 1998, the second time the nation had welcomed the world finals, the first having come 60 years earlier. In 2019, it will provide the setting for yet another landmark event: the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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