Saturday, January 26, 2013

Five Former KC Players Up for Hall of Fame

US Soccer came out with their list of players eligible for election to the US Soccer Hall of Fame.  On the main list and the veteran ballot, there is a total of five former Wizards on the ballot.  On the main ballot there are two players.  Chris Henderson and Roy Lassiter.  Henderson, who is currently the technical director in Seattle spent the 1999 and 2000 season with Kansas City before being traded to Miami.  He returned to Kansas City as an assistant coach in 2007 before moving into his role in Seattle.  Lassiter spent the 2001 and part of the 2002 season in Kansas City before being traded away.  He'd been brought in to help replace Miklos Molnar's goals but was unable to.

On the veterans ballot there are three more former KC players.  Mike Burns ended his playing career in Kansas City, playing the 2001 and 2002 seasons with Kansas City.  He's currently the director of soccer for the New England Revolution.  Mike Sorber was the then KC Wiz's first allocated player back in 1996.  He only spent the one season in KC before being traded to New York.  After his playing days he's spent time as an assist with the US national team and Montreal Impact.  The final KC player up for election is the team's current coach and technical director, Peter Vermes.  Vermes spent the 2000 through 2002 season in Kansas City before retiring. 

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