U.S. Soccer announced today the Player category ballots for election to the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2020, which includes seven former Sporting Kansas City players.
Ballots for the Veteran and Builder categories will be revealed at a later date, with voting for all three to begin on Wednesday, March 18.
Players in their first year of eligibility include Brad Davis, Justin Mapp and Herculez Gomez. Longtime MLS midfielders Davis and Mapp spent the 2016 campaign with Sporting, while Gomez was a Kansas City forward from 2008-2009.
The Player ballot also includes a pair of Sporting Legends in midfielder Chris Klein and forward Josh Wolff (pictured above). Klein starred for Kansas City from 1998-2005, amassing 43 goals and 54 assists in 254 competitive appearances for the club. Wolff, the most recent Sporting Legends inductee, totaled 46 goals across two separate stints in Kansas City from 2003-2006 and 2008-2010.
Elsewhere, striker Eddie Johnson bagged 17 goals in 49 appearances for Kansas City from 2006-2007, while goalkeeper Kevin Hartman started every MLS match for the club from 2007-2009.
2020 National Soccer Hall of Fame Player Ballot
Lauren Cheney Holiday
Kate Sobrero Markgraf**
Cat Reddick Whitehill
*First year of eligibility
**Final year of eligibility; moves to Veteran ballot in 2021