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Future UCF Athletics Hall of Famers: Men’s Soccer

UCF’s Men’s Soccer Team has produced some amazing talent in recent years.

Philadelphia Union v Chicago Fire
UCF alumnus Sean Johnson
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Our Future UCF Knights Hall-of Famers series continues with Soccer. Today we take a look at Men’s Soccer, which has had a boost of talent coming through the program in recent years.

Here are the current inductees from UCF Men’s Soccer:

  • Winston DuBose (1973-1976) - 2000
  • Jim Rudy (1975-1987) - 2001
  • Heikki Ritvanen (1996-1999) - 2004
  • Rony Francois (1980-1983) - 2005
  • Lio Ciofii (1978-1979) - 2013

Now here are the players we believe should be in the Hall of Fame in the future:

Sean Johnson (2007-2008)

MLS: New York City FC at Orlando City SC
Former UCF keeper Sean Johnson after a game at Orlando City.
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  • Ranks 4th all-time at UCF in wins (11) and shutouts (7)
  • Holds record for most saves by any UCF keeper in a single season with 108 in 2008
  • Picked in 4th round of 2010 MLS Draft
  • Played in MLS with Chicago Fire 2010-2016
  • Currently with MLS’s New York City FC 2017-present
  • Has been in the USMNT system since January 2011, when he earned his first cap with the senior team in a friendly against Chile.
  • Gold Cup 2013 and 2017

Warren Creavalle (2010-2011)

MLS: Toronto FC at Philadelphia Union
Warren Creavalle with the Philadelphia Union
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Romario Williams (2012-2014)

Orlando City SC v Montreal Impact
Romario Williams with the Montreal Impact
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  • 2013 AAC Offensive Player of Year
  • 1st team All-AAC (2013-2014)
  • 3rd pick overall of 2014 MLS Draft by Montreal Impact
  • 2018 MLS Cup Champion with Atlanta United
  • Member of the Jamaican national team

Matias Pyysalo (2014-2017)

Matia Pyysalo UCF Men’s Soccer
Matias Pyysalo
Photo: UCF Athletics
  • 5th all-time in points (82), 1st since 2000.
  • 5th in goals (32), 1st since 2000,
  • 8th in assists (18)
  • Two-time AAC Offensive Player of Year (2016-2017)

Did we miss anyone? Let us know below.