2016 IMG Cup
National Soccer Hall of Fame to Open Oct. 20, 2018 in Frisco with Induction Ceremony, Concert and Hall of Fame Game
FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2017) – The National Soccer Hall of Fame will open Oct. 20, 2018 U.S. Soccer and FC Dallas announced today during a media event at Toyota Stadium. The 2018 Hall of Fame weekend will kick off with the 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 20 when the newest members of the Hall of Fame will take their place among soccer’s elite. The 2018 Hall of Fame induction class will be announced in March 2018.
Soundbites and b-roll from today’s media event as well as additional informational materials about the Hall of Fame are available HERE.
The weekend will also include the 2018 Hall of Fame game featuring FC Dallas and a to-be-determined MLS opponent on Sunday, Oct. 21, the NASL 50th anniversary match and a concert. To learn more about the NASL match, please visit NASL50th.com. Details of the concert will be released at a later date.
Soccer fans will get a sneak peek of the National Soccer Hall of Fame in July 2018 when the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Club opens. This club space offers a casual sports bar atmosphere on gamedays with a 1300 square-foot patio offering unobstructed views of the Toyota Stadium pitch. The gameday locker rooms and state-of-the-art media room will also open in July 2018.
“October 20th can’t come soon enough,” said FC Dallas president Dan Hunt. “Not only will this be a technology-driven experience that honors the men and women who made U.S. soccer what it is today, the National Soccer Hall of Fame will also provide outstanding educational opportunities for students across Dallas/Fort Worth. The clubs and new seats are gamechangers that will offer unparalleled views for all guests who visit Toyota Stadium for games, concerts or any other special event.”
“We are excited to see all the progress that has been made on what will be a truly special soccer experience at the new National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco,” said U.S. Soccer CEO and Secretary General Dan Flynn. “From the beginning, the Hunt Family has been a dedicated and passionate partner in building a first-rate Hall of Fame that ensures soccer fans will be able to celebrate the history of the beautiful game in the United States for generations to come. We are also grateful to the City of Frisco and the Frisco ISD for their help with this important project and couldn’t be happier with the results so far.”
The National Soccer Hall of Fame also unveiled its new logo (click HERE to download images) and official website, NationalSoccerHOF.com, today. There you can find updated information on construction, events and Hall of Fame season ticket memberships. Historical information about Hall of Fame inductees can be found at ussoccer.com/about/national-soccer-hall-of-fame.
Part of a $55 million renovation at Toyota Stadium, the National Soccer Hall of Fame is a public-private partnership among FC Dallas, the City of Frisco, Frisco Independent School District and U.S. Soccer.
For more information, please contact Gina Miller at 469-365-0198 or Gina@NationalSoccerHOF.com.
About the National Soccer Hall of Fame
The National Soccer Hall of Fame was first located in Oneonta, NY and known as the National Soccer Museum from 1979-2010. It became known as the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1983. The facility closed in February of 2010. In 2013, FC Dallas owners, Clark and Dan Hunt launched a campaign to bring the Hall of Fame to Frisco. Their father, Lamar Hunt, was inducted to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1982.
On Tuesday Dec. 5, U.S. Soccer announced the five nominees for 2017 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year. This year's nominees include midfielders Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan and Samantha Mewis, and forwards Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Today we continue “Making the Case” for each of the candidates with WNT forward Megan Rapinoe.
Almost two years ago to the date, in December of 2015, Megan Rapinoe tore her ACL during training in Honolulu, Hawaii, and while 2016 was a year that saw the 32-year-old work to try to regain her playing form, it was 2017 that brought us a fully-recovered Rapinoe.
For the U.S. WNT, Rapinoe played in 12 matches and scored three goals with a team-leading five assists. Her breakthrough comeback performance came at the 2017 Tournament of Nations, where she scored two goals and had two assists, but proved to be extremely dangerous in the attack during the stretch run of games
Rapinoe scored three goals in 2017 and had a team-leading 5 assists.
Two of her goals in 2017 were perhaps among the best of her career. The first came against Brazil on July 30, where Rapinoe provided the assist on Christen Press’ goal in the 80th minute, and then scored one herself in the 85th on a terrific finish to tie a wild game at 3-3, before Julie Ertz came and clinched it two minutes later.
Against Japan on Aug. 3, Rapinoe’s ankle-breaking moves were a thing of beauty as she scored to open a 3-0 victory.Read more
2016 IMG Cup
|Everson Amaya||F||5-10||155||Alexandria, Va.||D.C. United|
|Julian Araujo||D||5-8||140||Lompoc, Calif.||Santa Barbara Soccer Club|
|George Bello||D||5-5||Douglasville, Ga.||Ambush|
|Nico Benalcazar||D||5-10||155||Wilton, Conn.||New York City FC|
|Sebastian Berhalter||M||5-2||105||Westerville, Ohio||Crew SC Academy|
|Edward Berumen||D||5-4||115||Salida, Calif.||Modesto Ajax|
|Taylor Booth||M||5-8||145||Eden, Utah||Real Salt Lake|
|Oscar Cervantes||M||5-7||126||Indio, Calif.||LA Premier|
|Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen||GK||6-1||160||Southwest Ranches, Fla.||Weston FC|
|Azriel Gonzalez||M||5-8||140||Renton, Wash.||Seattle Sounders FC|
|Justin Haak||D||5-10||153||Brooklyn, N.Y.||New York City FC|
|Cameron Harper||F||5-5||110||Newport Beach, Calif.||Pateadores|
|John Hilton||D||5-3||125||Long Beach, California||Unattached|
|Nelson Martinez||M||5-8||140||Woodbridge, Va.||D.C. United|
|Jonathan Munoz||M||5-5||115||Olathe, Kan.||Sporting Kansas City|
|David Ochoa||GK||Oxnard, Calif.||Oxnard PAL|
|Ben Ortiz||F||5-6||145||Orem, Utah||La Roca FC|
|Marcelo Palomino||M||5-5||130||Houston, Texas||Houston Dynamo|
|Axel Picazo||F||5-10||135||Round Rock, Texas||Philadelphia Union|
|Bryan Reynolds||F||6-2||165||Little Elm, Texas||FC Dallas|
|Gabriel Segal||F||5-7||125||Bethesda, Maryland||Bethesda-Olney|
|Leonardo Sepulveda||D||5-11||119||Corona, Calif.||LA Galaxy|
|Indiana Vassilev||M||5-9||159||Savannah, Ga.||Unattached|
2016 IMG Cup
IMG Cup Standings
U.S. U-16 BNT Record: 3-0-0
|Next Gen USA||3||1||2||0||4||10||-6||3|
|FC Florida Prep Acad.||3||1||2||0||2||9||-7||3|
|Dec. 17||USA vs. Next Gen USA Showcase Select (NJ)
||USA vs. FC Florida Prep Academy
||USA vs. Miramar United Elite FC
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