Agoos, Fawcett elected to U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame

January 16, 2009

ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Former U.S. defenders Jeff Agoos and Joy Fawcett were elected Thursday to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Agoos was named on 108 of the 159 ballots and Fawcett got 106 votes to equal the 66.7 percent necessary for election. Preki Radosavljevic (60.4), Thomas Dooley (53.5) and Marco Etcheverry (49.1) were next on the list.

Agoos, the sporting director of the New York Red Bulls, had 134 international appearances and won five titles over 10 seasons in Major League Soccer.

Agoos' 134 caps is second highest in national team history and his U.S. career included the 1998 and 2002 World Cups and 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Fawcett was a key part of the U.S. team that won two World Cups and two Olympic gold medals from 1991 to 2004. She appeared in 239 international matches, fourth in the history of the U.S. women's team.

A panel of media, coaches, administrators and Hall of Fame members vote in the election. The induction ceremony will be held Aug. 2.


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