Briana Scurry backstopped the U.S. to a World Cup title and two Olympic gold medals. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
CHICAGO – U.S. national team goalkeeper Briana Scurry and former coach Dr. Joe Machnik will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Saturday, Feb. 10.
The Class of 2017 induction ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. ET, as part of U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting weekend.
The ceremony will be invite-only but fans will be able to watch live on ussoccer.com.
During the 1999 Women’s World Cup final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and in front of the largest crowd to ever watch a women’s sporting event, Scurry helped blank China for 120 minutes before stopping the Steel Roses’ third penalty kick attempt in the shootout, allowing Brandi Chastain to clinch the world championship.
Scurry also backstopped the U.S. women to a pair of Olympic gold medals (1996 and 2004) during an 11-year run as the team’s top goalkeeper.
Machnik has been involved with soccer in the U.S. in almost every way: as a player, coach, referee, instructor, match commissioner and currently as a broadcaster for FOX Sports. Since 1977, Machnik has run No. 1 Soccer Camps, a program that has helped develop more 80,000 young players and seen its alumni play professionally and with the U.S. national team. In 1990, Machnik was an assistant to head coach Bob Gansler as the U.S. men reached their first World Cup in 40 years. He has served as head of referees for three professional soccer leagues, including 15 years of involvement with Major League Soccer.