Honorary All-American

HONORARY ALL-AMERICA AWARD

Each year the United Soccer Coaches Honorary All-America Award is presented to a person or persons who have brought particular distinction and/or attention to the sport of soccer through their efforts within and beyond the boundaries of the sport. Among past recipients the categories of persons recognized have included astronauts, entertainers, politicians, military personnel, administrators and other individuals connected to the game.

Past Honorary All-Americans

2021 – Roger Espinoza, Sporting Kansas City and Lo’Eau Labonta, Kansas City Current
2020 – Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO, U.S. Soccer Foundation
2019 – Amanda Duffy, President, NWSL
2018 – Hank Steinbrecher, Former Secretary General, U.S. Soccer

2017 – U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team
2016 – Tim Howard, U.S. Men’s National Team
2015 – Jill Ellis, Head Coach, U.S. Women’s National Team
2014 – Sir Alex Ferguson, Former Manager, Manchester United
2013 – Bob Bradley, Former Head Coach, U.S. Men’s National Team
2012 – Julie Foudy, U.S. Women’s National Team
2011 – Sunil Gulati, President, US Soccer
2010 – Joe Gaetjens, 1950 U.S. Men’s National Team Member – Watch 2011 Convention Presentation Video
2009 – JP Dellacamera, Soccer Broadcaster
2008 – Dr. Sandra Magnus, NASA Astronaut
2007 – Kristine Lilly, U.S. Women’s World Cup Player
2006 – John and Maureen Hendricks, Founders of the Discovery Channel
2005 – Jon Stewart, Comedian/Television talk show host
2004 – U.S. Military Using Soccer for Outreach (accepted by Capt. Alexander Fyfe and Lt. Joshua Walters)
2003 – Walter Bahr, Frank Borghi, Harry Keough, Gino Pariani and John Sousa; 1950 U.S. World Cup
2001 – Heroes and Victims of Sept. 11, 2001 (accepted by members of NYFD soccer team)
2000 – Michelle Akers, U.S. Women’s National Team
1999 – Tony DiCicco, Head Coach, U.S. Women’s National Team
1998 – Bob Ley, ESPN Soccer Broadcaster
1996 – Lamar Hunt, Investor/Operator, Major League Soccer
1994 – Carolyn McKenzie-Edwards, Soccer in the Streets
1993 – Andrew Shue, TV/Movie actor
1992 – Anson Dorrance, Head Coach, U.S. Women’s National Team Coach
1991 – Sonny Carter, NASA Astronaut
1990 – Pelé
1989 – Werner Fricker, President, US Soccer
1985 – Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics
1983 – Clay Berling, Publisher, Soccer America
1982 – Dennis P. Long, President, Anheuser-Busch Co.
1974 – William (Stuart) Symington, United States Senator
1973 – William Westmoreland, General, United States Army (Retired)
1972 – William Anders, NASA Astronaut; Apollo 8 Lunar Mission