Joe-Max Moore

A midfielder and forward who made his mark as a regular in the United States national team in the 1990s, and parlayed that into a strong club career. Moore was among the leading goal scorers in national-team history, with 24 goals.

Moore first came to prominence in 1991, when he scored the winning goal for the United States in the Pan-American Games final against Mexico, and the following year he played for the United States in the Olympic Games. By 1993 he was a regular in the full national team and was a member of the U.S. squad at the 1994 World Cup. He ended up playing 100 full internationals for the United States in a national-team career that lasted through 2002. He appeared in four World Cup games, in 1998 and 2002, and 20 World Cup qualifiers. Perhaps the highlight of his national-team career was the two goals he scored in the 2-0 win over Jamaica in 2001 that clinched the United States’ place in the 2002 World Cup. In 1993, in a friendly against El Salvador, he tied the national-team record for goals in a full international with four, and might have had a fifth but for a questionable call by the referee. He also was a member of the U.S. teams that reached the semifinals of the 1995 Copa America and the 1999 Confederations Cup.

Moore played six seasons in MLS, all of them with New England, three seasons in the English Premier League and two seasons in the German second division. He played 93 MLS regular-season games and two MLS playoff games. Just after the end of the 1999 MLS season, he was transferred to Everton of the English Premier League, but later returned for two more seasons with New England before he retired.

Inducted in 2013.