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Sport Las Vegas Lights coach Steve Cherundolo voted into National Soccer Hall of Fame

06:05  11 june  2021
06:05  11 june  2021 Source:   sbnation.com

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The upcoming class of inductees into the National Soccer Hall of Fame has been announced, and among the class is new Las Vegas Lights head coach Steve Cherundolo.

Steve Cherundolo looking at the camera © Courtesy of Las Vegas Lights FC

The 43-year-old was elected to the 2021 class on the player ballot, joining Christie Pearce Rampone, Jaime Moreno and Kevin Payne.

Cherundolo played college soccer at the University of Portland before moving on to a 16-year professional playing career with one club, German side Hannover 96. He featured with the U.S. Men’s National Team for 14 years, racking up 87 caps in that span.

Since retiring as a player in 2014, he served as a youth and assistant coach for several German clubs and the German youth national teams, before the San Diego native moved stateside to take the head coaching position this year at Las Vegas Lights.

The induction is scheduled for October at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas.

Congratulations to Steve on a truly major honor.

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