Lauren Holiday is Headed to the National Soccer Hall of Fame


Vancouver, Canada - Sunday, July 5, 2015: The USWNT go up 4-0 Japan in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final at BC Place. Vancouver, Canada - Sunday, July 5, 2015: The USWNT go up 4-1 over Japan to begin the second half in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final at BC Place.
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Chen, Chen, Cheney is headed to the National Soccer Hall of Fame

There are not many who've ever spoken ill of Lauren Holiday. And if you have, you're wrong. Yesterday, the National Soccer Hall of Fame announced that Lauren Cheney Holiday will be inducted as a member of its 2023. The ceremony will be held on May 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.


Holiday was surprised by her family at the Milwaukee Bucks practice facility. Lauren's husband, Jrue. Lauren is visibly stunned and uncomfortable with the fanfare. After her mother and a representative from the Hall of Fame made a short speech, Holiday said to the boardroom of people, "Thank you. I hate this."


Lauren Holiday (left) and her husband Jrue Holiday (right) pose at the Milwaukee Bucks practice facility after Jrue and Lauren's family surprise her with National Soccer Hall of Fame induction announcement
Lauren Holiday (left) and her husband Jrue Holiday (right). Photo courtesy of FC Dallas/National Soccer Hall of Fame

She said she felt overwhelmed and that it was always an honor to represent the United States. Lauren Cheney attended ULCA and was the first four-time NSCAA/Adidas All-American in school history. After her time at UCLA, where she met Jrue Holiday, Cheney went on to play professional soccer for the Boston Breakers in the WPS and then the FC Kansas City in the National Women's Soccer League.


Holiday made 133 appearances for the USWNT and won gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. She also competed in two FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments, winning with the United States in 2015. In addition, holiday was named the USSF female athlete of the year in 2014.


To watch the surprise announcement, head to Black Rosie Media's YouTube page.



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