Josh Wolff at Sporting Legends Ceremony - Sporting KC - July 20, 2019

Seven former members of Sporting on Player ballot for National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2020

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

David Beckham
Gregg Berhalter
Carlos Bocanegra
Nat Borchers*
Shannon Boxx
Jen Buczkowski*
Conor Casey*
Lori Chalupney
Lauren Cheney Holiday
Steve Cherundolo
Brian Ching
Kenny Cooper
Jeff Cunningham
Brad Davis*
Whitney Engen*
Herculez Gomez*
Clarence Goodson*
Kevin Hartman
Frankie Hejduk
Thierry Henry
Stuart Holden
Eddie Johnson
Chris Klein**
Amy LePeilbet
Eddie Lewis**
Lori Lindsey
Mike Magee*
Justin Mapp*
Kate Sobrero Markgraf**
Pablo Mastroeni
Clint Mathis**
Heather Mitts
Jaime Moreno**
Jamison Olave*
Steve Ralston**
Cat Reddick Whitehill
Robbie Rogers*
Carlos Ruiz*
Hope Solo*
Kelly Smith*
Aly Wagner
Josh Wolff 

*First year of eligibility
**Final year of eligibility; moves to Veteran ballot in 2021