Reyna, Meola elected to US Soccer Hall of Fame

Former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna and goalkeeper

Tony Meola have been elected to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of


Former defender Desmond Armstrong was elected on the veterans’

ballot and former women’s national team coach Tony DiCicco on the

builder ballot, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday.

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.

The induction date has not been set. U.S. soccer no longer has a

building for its hall. The one in Oneonta, N.Y., closed two years