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January 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Schmid, Henderson nominated again for National Soccer Hall of Fame (Saturday links)

US Centennial shield-01-1.jpg.pngNominees for the National Soccer Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013 were announced Friday and, once again, it included a couple familiar names.

Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid has been nominated in the builder category for contributions to the game. Sporting director Chris Henderson was nominated as a player. Both have been on the ballot before.

Results will be announced soon after all the votes are collected on Feb. 22. Here’s a full list of nominees:

2013 National Soccer Hall of Fame Player Ballot

Chris Armas, Wade Barrett*, Mauricio Cienfuegos^, Raul Diaz Arce, Marco Etcheverry, Lorrie Fair, Robin Fraser, Chris Henderson, Angela Hucles*, Jason Kreis, Roy Lassiter^, Shannon MacMillan, Joe-Max Moore, Victor Nogueira, John O’Brien, Ben Olsen*, Cindy Parlow, Ante Razov, Tiffany Roberts, Tony Sanneh*, Taylor Twellman*, Tisha Venturini-Hoch^

* First year of eligibility ^ Final year of eligibility; moves to Veteran ballot in 2014

2013 National Soccer Hall of Fame Veteran Ballot

George Best, Mike Burns, Julio “Ringo” Cantillo, Teofilo “Nene” Cubillas, John Doyle, Linda Hamilton, Mary Harvey, Lori Henry, Bill McPherson, Shep Messing, Glenn Myernick, John “Harp” O’Connell, Mike Sorber, Carlos Valderrama, Peter Vermes

2013 National Soccer Hall of Fame Builder Ballot

Esse Baharmast, Chuck Blazer, Bob Bradley, Bob Contiguglia, Don Garber, Burton Haimes, Tim Leiweke, Francisco Marcos, Fritz Marth, Sigi Schmid

Let’s get to some links:

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— Has Sounders FC’s new away jersey leaked? Looks like it.

— The NWSL has announced there’s an open signing period until Jan. 31; Reign FC can sign up to four free agents (up to two internationals). Afterward there will be a supplemental draft to complete the teams’ 20-player rosters. Details on that should be announced soon.

— ProSoccerTalk has some questions for Sounders FC’s preseason.

Here’s a story in Spanish pertaining to Costa Rican trialist Marvin Angulo‘s situation with his former team, Herediano.

— Around the league, D.C. United acquired forward Casey Townsend in a trade with Chivas USA, the Rapids landed Cameroonian winger Charles Eloundou in a weighted lottery, the Earthquakes announced a pair of signings (including one former UW star) and the Fire have loaned former Sounders DP Alvaro Fernandez to a Qatari club.

— Also, Colorado has signed midfielder Nick LaBrocca, a pair of dynamic Dynamo players (Corey Ashe and Omar Cummings) have undergone surgery, forward Long Tan was released by D.C. United, and, in other Houston news, former SMU standout Josue Soto was waived.

— In non-player news, the Red Bulls could be looking to bring in Robin Fraser as an assistant coach, and BC Place in Vancouver could be getting a naming rights deal.

— Lastly, regarding the U.S. men’s national team, here’s a look at some up-and-coming center backs, might this soon be Graham Zusi‘s time to shine, and The Washington Post has some various notes.


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