Three of the most important figures in the recent history of the U.S. national team will be heading to the Hall of Fame together.Former men's national team forward Brian McBride, former women's national team midfielder Kristine Lilly, and former men's national team head coach Bob Bradley have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Lilly is the sport's all-time international caps leader, with 352 appearances for the United States between 1987 and 2010. She played in five World Cups, winning two, and also won two Olympic gold medals.
McBride earned 95 caps for the U.S. between 1993 and 2006. He played in three World Cups (1998, 2002 and 2006) and scored 30 international goals. He also played 11 seasons in MLS with the Columbus Crew (1996-2003) and Chicago Fire (2008-10), as well as seven seasons with three English teams, including five with Fulham.
Bradley, who was elected through the Builder Ballot, led the U.S. to the 2007 Gold Cup title, the 2009 Confederations Cup final, and a round of 16 appearance at the 2010 World Cup. Bradley also coached three MLS teams, the Egypt national team, and is currently the head coach of Norwegian side Stabaek.
The National Soccer Hall of Fame closed its Oneonta, N.Y., facility in 2010, and a ceremony for the class of 2014 will be announced at a later date.