On Wednesday the National Soccer Hall of Fame revealed the list of candidates that are up for election in 2021. On the list of eligible players is former New England Revolution midfielder Shalrie Joseph. Joseph is among 41 players on the player ballot this year.
On the veteran ballot side of things former Revolution forward Steve Ralston is one of seven retired players that have moved from the player ballot to the veteran ballot.
Joseph, now 42-years-old, is working once again for the Revolution in their academy. During his playing career he appeared in 11 MLS seasons and was selected to the Best XI on four different occasions. In addition to New England he played for Chivas USA and the Seattle Sounders. He logged over 300 MLS matches, 283 starts.
There is another New England player that is still on the player list with Jamar Beasley being the other.
As for Ralston, he played in 14 MLS seasons between the now-defunct Tampa Bay and the Revolution. Ralston was a three-time MLS Best XI and appeared in 36 international matches for the United States. When he retired he was the all-time MLS leader in both appearances and assists logging 379 MLS regular-season appearances.
Ralston isn’t the only former Rev on the veteran ballot. Also on the list is defender Mike Burns, Leonel Alvarez, Julio Cantillo, Raul Diaz Arce, Eduardo Hurtado, Brian Kamler, Carlos Llamosa, Oscar Pareja, and Taylor Twellman.
The 2021 induction ceremony is slated for May 22nd.
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