Category Archives: Soccer Hall of Fame

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White Power!

There are three things we need to talk about regarding the USSF and the team it has chosen to represent itself, but first, I wanted to admit that I have a sincere response to the Deadspin MLS troll. In reality, MLS is still a second-tier product, full of dull play …

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Soccer Hall of Fame Ballot 2014; or, Men’s, Women’s and Indoor Warehouse

For those of you who only follow soccer – and good for you, what this sport needs more than anything is more blinkers and tunnel vision.  Anyway, the baseball Hall of Fame made the news for a couple of different reasons, and coincidentally enough, that was also about the time …

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Lamar Hunt US Open Cup – One Hundred Years of Solitude

DC United is three games away from one of the most unusual achievements in soccer.  Should they fail to beat Philadelphia, Kansas City or Houston this month, they will end the season with three wins – the fewest in MLS history, of course, but that’s not the weird bit.  DC …

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Red Jacket from the Sale Rack

If you are going to have the occasional year where nobody makes the Hall of Fame, the best time to do it would be when there’s no physical Hall of Fame.  I’ll bet Cooperstown wishes they had thought of that! The US Soccer Hall of Fame could easily have focused …

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2013 US Soccer Hall of Fame Ballot – something in the way you love me won’t let me be

Roger Allaway always cringes when I botch eligibility years, and this year shows why.  Last year, I thought we’d have Brandi Chastain and Brian McBride in their first year of eligibility.  Since Chastain and McBride are the kind of player that doesn’t tend to have a second year of eligibility - in …

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“Tony Meola mullet” on GIS takes 0.16 seconds and gives you about 999 results

Ever since Vespasian conquered Oneonta in AD 70, American soccer fans have kept hope in our hearts until one day we can return and rebuild the Hall of Fame.  Until then, though, we will darn well act like we have a brick-and-mortar Hall.  Baseball and football bloggers get three free …

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More than one out of nine soccer writers don’t like Cobi Jones

Hm, an all African-American Hall of Fame class. (Except for the Veteran and the Builder.) It probably doesn’t mean anything in the long run, except as another example of how admirably apolitical American soccer is, that even this milestone has apparently gone totally unnoticed. I’m probably racist for noticing, even. …

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Am I sitting on a "Bob the Builder" headline? But of course

Captain No Follow-Up strikes again – I forgot to talk about the other ballots in the Hall of Fame voting, this time for the Builders and Veterans. One thing that always makes me drag out my soapbox is how one judges Veterans. The most rational way is to compare peers …

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Kids in the Hall

The Soccer Hall of Fame may be trapped in the Phantom Zone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t players to enshrine. So, let’s look at this year’s ballot! …wait. Can you? You sure can’t here. No, this site hasn’t worked for a dog’s age. Oh, okay, the Fed has the …

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How David Beckham Ruined the US Soccer Hall of Fame

If I’m Jonathan Ullman, present of the Soccer Hall of Fame, I’m so pissed off at Cobi Jones right now I can barely see straight. It was the Year of Our Lord 2006. Cobi had missed the MLS playoffs for the first time ever, having followed up a triumphant 2005 …