Sigi Schmid, Kasey Keller top soccer Hall of Fame inductees

Former UCLA and Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid is elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

Former UCLA and Galaxy head coach Sigi Schmid and four-time World Cup goalkeeper Kasey Keller were among three men elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Also enshrined was the late Glenn "Mooch" Myernick, who played and coached with the U.S. national team for three decades beginning in 1975.

Schmid, who played at UCLA before beginning his coaching career there, is the winningest coach in Major League Soccer history. He was the league's coach of the year with the Galaxy, which he led from 1999-2005, winning a CONCACAF Champions Cup, a U.S. Open Cup and an MLS title. He also coached with the Columbus Crew, guiding the team to an MLS Cup title, before landing in Seattle with the expansion Sounders in 2009.

In Seattle, Schmid has won four U.S. Open Cups while guiding the Sounders into the MLS playoffs every season.

Keller, who finished his professional career under Schmid in Seattle, played in 102 games for the U.S. national team, making four World Cup teams and setting a national record with 47 shutouts. He also played for six European clubs.

Keller has stayed with soccer since his retirement as a player, serving as the Sounders' color commentator.

Myernick, who died in 2006 at the age of 51, won the Hermann Trophy -- college soccer's version of  the Heisman -- for Hartwick College in 1976 before going on to play in the now-defunct North American Soccer League. He also captained the U.S. national team.

As a coach he was an assistant to Bruce Arena with the 1996 Olympic team, coached the Colorado Rapids to an MLS title game, and helped the U-23 national team qualify for the 2004 Olympics, where it finished fourth.

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