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Milwaukee soccer legend Michael King will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in March. (PHOTO: Richard Dorbin /Dorbin Art)

King to be inducted into Hall of Fame


The Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) will induct Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club (MKSC) coach and club clinician Michael King into its Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at Lambeau Field on March 8.

King, a native of England who is a three-time NCAA All-American, the Milwaukee Wave's all-time leading scorer and has been a key, full-time member of the Milwaukee Kickers coaching staff since 2007, received the honor for his professional playing career, soccer expertise, and mentorship on and off the field.

Before embarking on a coaching career, he played professionally with the Cleveland Force, Dallas Sidekicks, Cleveland Crunch, Baltimore Spirit and the Milwaukee Wave winning four championships along the way.

He is one of only five players in North American professional indoor soccer history to record 700 career goals and holds the record for the most played

"Michael's impressive talent and proven commitment throughout his playing career has positively shaped and directly impacted his coaching style," said Alvaro Garcia-Velez, Executive Director of MKSC. "His unique ability to proactively adapt, inspire and lead combined with his no excuses work ethic has significantly benefitted and improved our club's players."

King's fellow 2014 Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame inductees include Toby Bares, Kris Klassen, Milan Nikolic, Reza Namin, Scott Santaga, Steve Sendelbach, Jon Szczepanski and Franjo Vukovic in addition to Carl Murray, who will be inducted posthumously.

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