National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2021
The National Soccer Hall of Fame will induct its 2020 and 2021 classes at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 2, adding four new members and honoring one Colin Jose Media Award recipient.
Watch the Livestream Here on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 1:15 p.m. CT
Player, Class of 2021 Inductee
A defender who was honored as one of the U.S. national team’s all-time greats and was among the best of the American players to star in Europe, Cherundolo played 87 full internationals for the USMNT between 1999 and 2012. Those included 26 World Cup qualifiers in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2012, and seven World Cup games in 2006 and 2010. In 2010, he played every minute of all four of the United States’ games at the World Cup.
Veteran Player, Class of 2021 Inductee
While playing 15 seasons in MLS between 1996 and 2010 for D.C. and MetroStars, Moreno was an MLS Best XI selection in 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005 and 2006. He was an MLS champion in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004, U.S. Open Cup champion in 1996 and 2008 and a CONCACAF Champions Cup champion in 1998, all with D.C. United.
Builder, Class of 2021 Inductee
Payne was president and general manager of D.C. United for 15 seasons. He was president of Toronto FC of MLS in the 2013 season, and from 2001 through 2004 was an executive of Anshutz Entertainment Group, which owned several MLS franchises. Under his leadership, D.C. United won the MLS championship in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004; won the U.S. Open Cup in 1996 and 2008; hosted the MLS championship game in 1997, 2000 and 2007, and hosted the MLS all-star game in 2004.
The National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2020
Will Also Be Recognized on Oct. 2
Player, Class of 2020 Inductee
Wearing the captain’s armband 64 times for the USMNT, Bocanegra was selected for each of the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, appearing in six total matches. He scored 14 goals during his international career and is tied for 10th all-time in U.S. Soccer history with 110 caps. Bocanegra helped lead the USMNT to two Gold Cup victories in 2002 and 2007 and was captain during the U.S. victory against No. 1-ranked Spain at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. He retired in 2014 after a 15-year career that included more than 200 appearances in England, France, Scotland and the United States.
2020 Colin Jose Media Award
Known the world over for his iconic “GOOOOOOL!” call, Cantor has announced games for the last eight men’s FIFA World Cups, the last two FIFA Women’s World Cups and a number of Olympic Games dating back to 1984. Cantor is the lead play-by-play announcer for Telemundo Deportes.