Jones, Pope, Stewart go into US soccer hall

Cobi Jones, Eddie Pope and Earnie Stewart have been inducted

into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Joining the players at a ceremony before the national team’s

game against Spain on Saturday are Bruce Murray, inducted as a

veteran, and Bob Gansler, who goes in as a builder,

Jones is the national team’s appearance leader. Pope was a

stalwart of the U.S. defense for almost a decade, and is tied for

most World Cup qualifying games in U.S. history. He’s the first

three-time World Cup veteran to play his entire pro career in


Stewart is a three-time World Cup veteran, playing 101 games for

the national team.

Murray was a midfielder and forward in the 1980s and 1990s.

Gansler coached the national team at the 1990 World Cup.