Brandi Chastian, Shannon MacMillan and Don Garber elected to U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame
MLS commissioner Don Garber and former U.S. national team stars Brandi Chastain and Shannon MacMillan have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
U.S. Soccer announced the class of 2016 on Thursday, with Garber voted in on the builder ballot, Chastain chosen via the player ballot and MacMillan tabbed through the veteran ballot.
Garber, who has served as MLS commissioner since 1999, said in a news release that he is honored to be inducted alongside "two iconic figures in U.S. Soccer history who have impacted the sport at so many levels."
Chastain scored 30 goals over 192 caps from 1988 to 2004, won two Olympic gold medals and a pair of Women’s World Cup titles â famously converting the winning penalty kick in the final against China in 1999.
"To be inducted into the Hall of Fame and have my name read in the same sentence with our country’s best is truly humbling," Chastain said. "It is not enough to say how grateful I am with words, and therefore, I continue to share the game with anyone and everyone."
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MacMillan compiled 60 goals in 176 international matches from 1993 to 2005 and was a part of the World Cup-winning team in 1999, as well as the squad that claimed Olympic gold in 1996.
"Playing for the USA was always an honor and privilege for me, and that could only be topped by being selected for the Hall of Fame," MacMillan said. "I am incredibly humbled and honored by this selection."
The Hall of Fame, whose new museum will be housed at FC Dallas’ Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, will announce details for an induction ceremony at a later date.