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Post by Geezaldinho Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:23 pm

The Soccer hall of Fame selected Joy Faucett and Jeff Agoos in the hall. She is, in my opinion, singlehandedly responsible for the revamping of the selection process in the hall last year. When she wasn't selected last year (in addition to Shannon not making it) she convinced even the most ardent Luddite that the process broken.

Congrats to her.

Now the question is whether the UP Hall of Fame will also see the light this year when it comes to women in the UP Hall....
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Post by DoubleDipper Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:38 pm

On May 30, the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame will induct the 2012 class. The class features former national team stars Claudio Reyna, Tony Meola and Desmond Armstrong as well as former women's national team coach Tony DiCicco.

As those four luminaries gain entrance to the Hall of Fame, you've got to ask, "who should be receiving consideration next year?"

To be eligible as a player, a candidate must have been retired for three full calendar years and have played either 20 full international games for the U.S. or played at least five seasons in an American first-division professional league and been named an all-star at least once.

To be eligible as a "builder", a candidate must be at least 50 years old and have contributed at the requisite level for a minimum of 10 years.

It's certainly time for Shannon MacMillan:
She's the seventh-leading goal scorer in the history of the U.S. women's team.
She scored 60 times while earning 176 caps over a twelve year span.
She won Olympic gold in 1996 and World Cup glory in 1999.
In 2002, she was named U.S. Soccer's Female Athlete of the Year.

What about Clive Charles?
He began his footballing life as a player at West Ham United. He made his way to the United States in the late 1970s to play for the Portland Timbers. But he made his real mark on U.S. soccer during his 17 years coaching at the University of Portland.

Clive took over the men's program in 1986 and added the women's team to his portfolio in 1989. During his tenure, Charles racked up a combined record of 439-144-44.

Under Clive, Portland's teams won 13 conference titles, made 20 NCAA tournaments and had seven Final Four appearances.

Clive's women's team captured the 2002 national championship while the coach balanced his coaching duties with his treatment regimen for the prostate cancer that would kill him shortly after the season.

In addition to his time at Portland, Charles held various roles with the national team program. He was head coach for the 2000 Olympic team that finished fourth at the Sydney games.

During his collegiate career, Charles helped launch the careers of Kasey Keller, Steve Cherundolo, Tiffeny Milbrett and Shannon MacMillan, all of whom should eventually join him in the Hall of Fame.

What do you think?
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