Cindy Parlow Cone during a game at Giants Stadium at the 1999 Women’s World Cup. (RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports)
Forward Cindy Parlow Cone, a member of the U.S. team that captured the 1999 Women’s World Cup, has elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on the veteran’s ballot, it was announced Thursday afternoon.
Parlow Cone connected for 75 goals in 156 international matches for the Red, White and Blue in a career that spanned from 1995 through 2006.
A native of Memphis, Tenn. Parlow Cone made her mark at the Univeristy of North Carolina-Chapel Hill as he earned All-America honors four consecutive times as a member of three NCAA Division I championships sides. She also won the MAC Hermann Trophy as the best female college player in the nation in 1997 and 1998.
She went on to play for the Atlanta Beat in the Women’s United Soccer Association from 2001-2003 before turning to coach.
Parlow Cone assistant Tar Heels head coach Anson Dorrance, who informed her of the Hall of Fame honor Thursday, from 2007-12. She guided Portland Thorns FC for two seasons in the National Women’s Soccer League from 2013-14, winning the league crown in her final year.
She will be inducted into the Hall at its grand opening during Hall of Fame weekend Oct. 20-21.
Saturday, Oct. 20 will feature the Hall of Fame induction ceremony followed by a performance by the Grammy Award-winning band, Imagine Dragons, presented by Budweiser. On Sunday, Oct. 21, FC Dallas will host Sporting Kansas City in the National Soccer Hall of Fame Game.
NSHOF officials said on Twitter that there will be five announcements about the Class of 2018.
The schedule of Thursday’s announcements:
* Inductee 1 — 9 a.m. ET
* Inductee 2 — 11 a.m. ET
* Inductee 3 — 1 p.m. ET
* Inductee 4 — 2 p.m. ET
* Inductee 5 — 5 p.m. ET