Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Broz of the Day: Tony Meola, Claudio Reyna

Words from Washing Post via Associated Press

Former U.S. National Team Captain Claudio Reyna and Goalkeeper Tony Meola have been elected to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Reyna, the U.S. captain at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, appeared on 96 percent of the player ballots cast by an electorate that includes Hall of Famers, administrators and media. Meola, starting goalkeeper at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, was on 90 percent. Both were on the ballot for the first time.

Both Meola and Reyna have ties to Essex County, New Jersey, as Reyna attended the prestigous St. Benedict's Academy in Newark, and Meola spent several years as a Montclair, NJ resident.

The induction date has not been set because U.S. soccer no longer has a building for its hall. The one in Oneonta, N.Y., closed two years ago.

SBz Staff

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