Posted May 30, 2012 on AP on Fox

30 Jun 1996: Goaltender Tony Meola of the New York/New Jersey MetroStars in action during the MetroStars 4-0 MLS win over the Columbus Crew at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Tony Meola, captain Claudio Reyna and defender Desmond Armstrong have been inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame, along with former women's national team coach Tony DiCicco. The four were honored Wednesday before the United States' exhibition game against Brazil, as was longtime Los Angeles Times soccer writer Grahame L. Jones, who was given the Colin Jose Media Award. Meola made 100 appearances for the U.S. and was the starter at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups - the first two trips for the Americans since 1950 to soccer's showcase event. He broke down in tears during his acceptance speech and also talked about how he kept trying to convince coaches he should be a center forward. ''I'm just trapped in a goalkeeper's body,'' the husky Meola said. Armstrong, also a member of the 1990 World Cup team, made 81 international appearance. He spoke emotionally about his seven children in the audience. He talked about the days when there wa...
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