Soccer America editor and general manager Paul Kennedy Friday was named winner of the Colin Jose Media Award.

Kennedy will receive the award at the National Soccer Hall of Fame inductions at Avaya Stadium prior to the U.S. World Cup qualifying against Honduras in San Jose, Calif. March 24.

The award is named after Colin Jose, who served as the official historian of the National Soccer Hall of Fame from 1997-2007, and is designed to honor members of the media who specialize in communications with respect to soccer in the U.S. It is awarded to those whose contributions in the field are deemed to be of exceptional and sustained quality.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.