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Marcelo Balboa
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Marcelo Balboa

2005 Inductee



1992, 1994

USSF Male Athlete of the Year


CONCACAF Gold Cup Champion

Defender who played for the United States in the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cups. Balboa finished his national team career with 128 caps between 1988 and 2000, and was named the U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year in 1992 and 1994. He played every minute of all four U.S. games at the 1994 World Cup and was most famed for his near-miss bicycle kick against Colombia. Balboa played the first seven Major League Soccer seasons, six of them with the Colorado Rapids. Inducted in 2005.

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