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By DAN KARELL
October 11 will be a special night for Peter Vermes and Joe-Max Moore.
Hours ahead of the U.S. Men’s National Team match against Jamaica at Sporting Park in Kansas City, the Sporting Kansas City boss will be inducted along with his former USMNT forward Moore into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at 2pm local and is free and open to the public.
Vermes, who was elected to the Hall of Fame on the veteran ballot, played 66 times for the USMNT between 1988-1997, scoring ten times and helping earn the USA a place in the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Vermes spent eight seasons in Major League Soccer after it’s creation in 1996, starting with the New York Metrostars, moving to the Colorado Rapids, before finishing with the Kansas City Wizards.
Moore enters the Hall of Fame on the players ballot, having earned a century of caps for the USMNT between 1992-2002 and completing a decorated career at home and abroad. The Oklahoma native’s 24 National Team goals rank fifth all time in USMNT history.
In addition to his international exploits, Moore also played a number of seasons in Germany with FC Saarbrucken and FC Nurnberg, as well as spending three seasons with Everton in England. Moore played five seasons in MLS with the New England Revolution.
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