Bradley, Lilly and McBride elected into Soccer Hall of Fame
Bob Bradley, Kristine Lilly and Brian McBride were elected into 2014 class of the National Soccer Hall of Fame Monday.
Lilly is soccer's all-time international caps leader. From 1987-2010, she played 352 games for the United States. Lilly also won two FIFA World Cups with the U.S. Women's National Team.
“One of the most humbling parts of this is being inducted with so many of the greats that came before me,” said Lilly. “It’s always an honor to be recognized for something you’ve done, especially for something we did for so long on the U.S. team. It was amazing to wear that U.S. jersey for so long, and I’m forever grateful for the time I was able to play and really grateful for this honor.”
Striker Brian McBride had 95 caps and 30 goals for the U.S. Men's National Team. He ranks third on Men's National teams all-time scoring list. McBride did most of his damage during FIFA World Cup Qualifying. He is the U.S. Men's all-time leader in World Cup Qualifying goals with 10. McBride has appeared in three World Cups.
“It’s such an honor to be part of this select group. My first reaction after hearing about this was I got chills,” said McBride. “For me, it’s not something you think about while playing. I’m just honored to be thought of in this light by my peers and the press.”