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2005 National Soccer Hall of Fame Game to Air Live on Fox Soccer Channel Monday, August 29


LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Thursday, August 25, 2005)  – Reigning MLS Cup Champion D.C. United will clash with the Colorado Rapids in the 2005 National Soccer Hall of Fame Game on Monday, August 29, live exclusively on Fox Soccer Channel at 1 p.m. ET.

The friendly match, which will be played in Oneonta, New York, is part of the 2005 National Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony, featuring new inductees John Harkes, Marcelo Balboa and Tab Ramos.  All three players were vital members of the U.S. Men’s National Team over the last two decades, and each contributed to the launch and growth of Major League Soccer following its inception in 1996. 

Harkes, the first American to play in the English Premier League, captured two MLS titles with D.C. United, while Balboa played his MLS career with the Colorado Rapids. 

Harkes and Balboa will don the jersey of their former clubs one last time and play in the friendly match.  Ramos, a standout for the MetroStars and the first player to be signed to an MLS contract will watch his national team teammates and MLS rivals battle again from the sideline.

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