March 30, 2011

Cobi Jones Leads Soccer Hall of Fame Class: Players Cobi Jones, Bruce Murray, Eddie Pope and Earnie Stewart and coach Bob Gansler have been elected to the United States' National Soccer Hall of Fame. Jones made 164 appearances for the U.S. and scored 22 goals and 15 assists. He was on the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cup squads. Pope started all five matches in the 2002 Cup as the U.S. reached the quarterfinals, and Stewart scored the game winner over Colombia that sent the U.S. into the round of 16 in 1994.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:57 PM - 2 comments

Cobi's obviously a shoe-in for the hall. I know this is a long way off if at all, but I hope one day he gets consideration as a coach. He's a good guy (I met him briefly in 1994 just after the WC), he seems to command the respect of all other players, he comes off as intelligent and thoughtful, and he's assisting with the LA Galaxy. Maybe a future USMNT coach? Again, a long way off if at all.

posted by sbacharach at 11:19 PM on March 30

Cobi is presently involved with the yet to be born (still in gestation) new Cosmos.

posted by trueblueroo at 10:33 AM on April 01

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