Your National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2010

This group will be honored in a ceremony before tonight’s U.S.-Brazil game at the New Meadowlands Stadium (ESPN2, 8:00 p.m. EST).

Bruce Arena

Led U.S. to 2002 World Cup quarterfinals.

Thomas Dooley

German import provided veteran leadership and backbone in the middle for the U.S. throughout the 1990s.


Owner of the wickedest left foot in U.S. soccer history (and current coach of Toronto FC). Scored the lone goal in U.S.’s historic 1998 Gold Cup win over Brazil.

Kyle Rote Jr.

Pioneering Yank played seven seasons in the NASL, made historic Nutrament commercial.

Bonus, semi-related clip:

Pelé’s 1975 NASL Debut

Check out the field they made him play on: Downing Stadium, Randall’s Island, NYC, unbelievable. No matter, he had a goal and an assist.