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Clint Dempsey, Christie Pearce Rampone inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame - The Athletic

Dempsey and Pearce Rampone were joined by former USWNT midfielder Shannon Boxx, three-time MLS champion Marco Etcheverry, former USWNT defender Linda Hamilton and former FIFA international referee Esse Baharmast.

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Clint Dempsey, Christie Pearce Rampone inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame - The Athletic Image

U.S. soccer legends Clint Dempsey and Christie Pearce Rampone headlined the six-person 2022 class inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

Dempsey, elected in his first year of eligibility, finished his career tied with Landon Donovan as the U.S. men's national team's all-time leading scorer with 57 goals in 141 appearances. The forward became the first USMNT player to score in three FIFA World Cups in 2014, and added tallies in a Confederations Cup, a Copa America and four CONCACAF Gold Cups.

The three-time U.S. Soccer Men’s Athlete of the Year also recorded 129 goals during his 15-year career with four club teams in the U.S. and England, with two MLS Best XI selections.

Pearce Rampone was chosen for the Hall in 2021 but deferred her induction until 2022. The defender earned 311 caps for the U.S. women's national team, the third-most all time behind Kristine Lilly and Carli Lloyd. She won two World Cups and earned three Olympic gold medals with the USWNT over a 19-year international career, and appeared in five World Cups and four Olympic Games.

Dempsey and Pearce Rampone were joined by former USWNT midfielder Shannon Boxx, three-time MLS champion Marco Etcheverry, former USWNT defender Linda Hamilton and former FIFA international referee Esse Baharmast.

Hope Solo, a 2022 inductee, deferred her induction until 2023 in April, when she announced she was voluntarily entering an in-patient alcohol treatment program.

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