August 13, 2013
ENTERING THE HALL
Vermes, Moore to be inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame in KC on Oct. 11
Former U.S. Men's National Team forwards Joe-Max Moore and Peter Vermes, a former MetroStar, will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in a ceremony taking place at 2 p.m. CT on the West Plaza of Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, Oct. 11.
The National Soccer Hall of Fame and U.S. Soccer will hold Induction 2013, presented by Eurosport, ahead of the U.S.'s World Cup Qualifier against Jamaica. The event will be free and open to the public. Gates for the Hall of Fame induction open at 1:30 p.m. CT. Current Hall of Famers, as well as the Class of 2013 inductees, will be recognized on the field during the match against Jamaica.
Moore enters the Hall of Fame in his second-to-last year of eligibility on the player ballot. During his national team tenure, Moore appeared in 100 games, including three World Cups. His 24 goals rank fifth on the all-time list. He also scored 53 goals in six seasons with Major League Soccer's New England Revolution.
Vermes enters the Hall on the veteran ballot. He scored 11 goals in 66 internationa matches and helped the team qualify for the 1990 World Cup in Italy and captained the team during its championship run at the inaugural CONCACAF Gold Cup in 1991. He was the 1988 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year in his first stint with the National Team and was the 2000 Major League Soccer defender of the year, leading the Kansas City Wizards to the MLS Cup title. Vermes manages Sporting Kansas City, which has won back-to-back Eastern Conference regular-season titles in MLS and won the 2012 Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup.
Vermes, who performed with the New York Fever in the U.S. Interregional Soccer League, also played with the Metro/Stars from 1996-1998 before he was traded to Kansas City.
The U.S.-Jamaica match on Oct. 11 is the team's second-to-last match in World Cup qualifying. The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on an ESPN network, WatchESPN and UniMas, and on ESPN Deportes Radio. Fans can also follow on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.
Established in 1950, the National Soccer Hall of Fame is dedicated to the sport of soccer in the U.S. by celebrating its history, preserving its legacy, inspiring its youth and honoring its heroes for generations to come.