The National Soccer Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced today that former Colorado Rapids player and head coach Pablo Mastroeni was named to the final player ballot for the NSHOF Class of 2022.

Mastroeni played for the Rapids as a midfielder from 2002-2013, and captained the team when they won the 2010 MLS Cup. He appeared in 225 matches for the Rapids. In addition, he was a mainstay on the U.S. Men's National Team from 2001-2009, appearing in 65 total matches.

In order to be eligible for election as a Player, an individual must be retired for at least three full calendar years, but for no more than 10 full calendar years, and have either:

  • Played in at least 20 full international games for the U.S. Men’s National Team, Women’s National Team or Extended National Teams (Paralympic, Beach & Futsal). OR
  • Played at least five seasons in an American first-division professional league and been named to a postseason league All-Star team at least once.

The Voting Committees will vote to determine who will be inducted into the Class of 2022. A maximum of six individuals can be elected (3 Players, 2 Veterans, 1 Builder).

To see the full list of finalists for each category, click here.