Anson Dorrance and Hugo Perez were inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame Sunday. Ike Kuhns, formerly of the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger, was also honored as the recipient of the Colin Jose Media Award.
"As the culmination of a fabulous weekend, the ceremony was very special," Hall of Fame President Steve Baumann said. "It captured all the values that we believe is the best of sport, hard work and perseverance, balance in life and dedication to success. We hope our audience left inspired as we celebrated the achievements of these extraordinary people."
Anson Dorrance was presented by his most famous star player Mia Hamm. The two reversed roles at Induction 2007 when Anson presented Mia for her induction into the Hall of Fame. Mia was asked which was harder.
"By far this one!" said Hamm. "I had the responsibility to represent all the players whom Anson has touched; whom Anson has helped become mature, intelligent, competitive, dedicated, and confident women."