Lori Lindsey Nominated for National Soccer Hall of Fame
Lori Lindsey has been nominated for the National Soccer Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility, making her the second out player to be on a ballot for the honor.
Lindsey retired following her 2014 season with the Washington Spirit and played for over 10 seasons across America’s top professional leagues. Her 31 appearances for US Women’s National Soccer Team included trips to the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where the team earned a gold medal. She now works as a coach with the Spirit’s youth programs.
Retiring one year later, all-time leading goalscorer Abby Wambach will be eligible for the Hall of Fame next year.
This post originally indicated that Lori Lindsey was the first out player on a ballot. That distinction goes to Natasha Kai, who was nominated in 2015 but did not appear on further ballots as she resumed a professional playing career.