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Don Garber is finally becoming a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Major League Soccer’s commissioner was originally elected in 2016 but put off induction so he could be enshrined in an MLS stadium. The ceremony is set for Oct. 20 at the new Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

Garber was the first of five new inductees announced Thursday. He was joined during the day by former U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel, forward Tiffeny Milbrett and midfielder Cindy Parlow Cone, as well as former U.S. Soccer President Bob Contiguglia.

In an MLS staff meeting in New York, Hall of Famer and former national team defender Jeff Agoos formally welcomed Garber to the 2018 class.

“The induction ceremony will be a moment to look back on the incredible progress the game has made in the United States and also see many of the talented and generous people I’ve had the privilege to work with during my career in soccer,” Garber said.

Garber was named commissioner of the domestic professional league in 1999. Since then, MLS has more than doubled in size. He is also CEO of Soccer United Marketing, the exclusive marketing partner of U.S. Soccer, and a member of the U.S. Soccer Federation board of directors.

The announcement on Garber came two days after he was on hand to announce that Cincinnati would be the home of the league’s 26th team, two shy of its ultimate goal. MLS began as a 10-team league in 1996.

Milbrett was surprised with her selection by former teammate Brandi Chastain in Portland, Oregon.

“Very few moments have I been absolutely floored in my life,” Milbrett said.

Milbrett, a standout at the University of Portland, played for the national team from 1991 to 2006, amassing 100 goals in 206 appearances. She played in three World Cups and two Olympics.

Milbrett was vital to the team that won the 1999 World Cup and scored the game-winning goal in the gold-medal match against China at the 1996 Olympics.

Her 100th international goal came in an exhibition game against Ukraine in Portland on the Pilots’ home field.

“The only thing I ever wanted to do from as young as I can remember is be at the top level that I could. If that was the Olympics, that was the Olympics, if that was the national team, that was the national team,” she said. “It’s going to take me a long time to process this.”

Former U.S. teammate Tab Ramos told Friedel that he had been selected at a surprise ceremony in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Friedel made 82 appearances for the United States over 13 years and was on the national team’s roster for three World Cups, starting for the American team that advanced to the quarterfinals in 2002.

His club career was highlighted by 17 Premier League seasons, including stints with Blackburn, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Tottenham.

He was hired as coach of the New England Revolution in November. Friedel also served as coach of the U.S. under-19 national team and was a Fox analyst.

Cone scored 75 goals over an 11-year career with the U.S. women’s national team. She was on American teams that won the 1999 World Cup and a pair of Olympic gold medals. She remains the youngest American player — male or female — to win both a World Cup title and Olympic gold.

Former national team coach and North Carolina coach Anson Dorrance broke the news to Cone in Raleigh, where she is a youth coach.

Cone was a two-time NCAA Player of the Year at North Carolina. Following her long career with the national team, she went on to coach as an assistant for the Tar Heels and later with the Portland Thorns, who won the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League title in 2013.

Contiguglia, a doctor now living in Denver, led the USSF from 1998 to 2006. During his tenure, the U.S. women’s national team won a World Cup and an Olympic gold medal.

Before that, Contiguglia served as president of U.S. Youth Soccer for six years.

Contiguglia was informed of his selection while at a technology and design meeting for the National Soccer Hall of Fame.