U.S soccer legend Claudio Reyna and three-time World Cup goaltender Tony Meola bannered the list of inductees for the 2012 Hall of Fame Class, the National Soccer Hall of Fame announced.
The former captain for the Yanks, Reyna played 13 consecutive years with the U.S men's national soccer team, collecting eight goals and 19 career assists in 112 international matches. The American midfielder also had 13-year career in Europe, playing for top clubs like Sunderland and Manchester City.
After a two year stint with the New York Red Bulls, Reyna retired and assumed the role as the US Soccer's Youth Technical Director. Reyna received 96 percent of the ballots in his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility.
Meola, the Yankees' starting goaltender from 1990 and 1994 World Cup and a key reserve in 2002 stint, also joined the prestigious list by garnering 90.20 percent of votes.
Also joining the 2012 Hall of Fame Class are Desmond Armstrong on the Veteran ballot and Tony DiCicco on the Builder ballot.
Armstrong received 53.66 percent of the ballot after playing for the U.S National soccer team in the late 80s and early 90s. He logged 2,128 minutes in 1993 and played 81 international games for the Yankees,
Meanwhile, DeCicco guided the Women's National Team to a record 103 victories in 119 games during his head coaching tenure from 1994-1999. DeCicco was also behind the Americans title-winning stint at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.
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