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Former Millwall, Tottenham ace Keller joins Schmid, Myernick in US Soccer Hall of Fame

Kasey Keller has been elected to the USA's National Soccer Hall of Fame it has been announced.

The former USA goalkeeper has been joined by leading manager Sigi Schmid and former player and coach, the late Glenn Myernick, in US Soccer's top echelon of names.

Keller, who played with the likes of Millwall, Tottenham, Fulham, Leicester City, Borussia Monchengladbach and Seattle Sounders, made 102 appearances for the US team during his career.

He also appeared in four World Cup squads and was the US Soccer Male Athlete of the Year on three occasions.

Sounders head coach Schmid enters as one of the most successful coaches in US soccer history. The German-born former USA U20 boss has won two MLS Cups (with the LA Galaxy and Columbus Crew), five Lamar Hunt US Open Cups (four with Seattle and one with LA), three MLS Supporters' Shields and one COCACAF Champions' Cup (with the Galaxy).

Myernick, who passed away aged 51 in 2006, joins the Hall of Fame after serving as a national team player and assistant coach of the US at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.

He also coached the Colorado Rapids between 1997 and 2000 and helped the US take out the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup as Bruce Arena's right-hand man.

"It's a great honor," said Keller.

"You look at some of the guys that have been elected before; it's not an easy process. It's not like it's an open-door policy. It's cool to be voted in.

"I really saw it firsthand, when I was able to speak on [Brian] McBride's behalf, of how cool it is. I'm proud and thankful for the people that helped get me to that point throughout my career: teammates, coaches, friends, family.

"It's kind of a culmination of what you've done and how you got there and all the people that helped you get to get to that point, so I'm thankful for that."

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