Former Earthquakes player and general manager Johnny Moore, a San Jose resident, has been elected into the Quakes Hall of Fame.

A longtime Bay Area soccer coach, Moore was the first player signed by the expansion Quakes in 1974 in the North American Soccer League. He played for the Quakes from 1974-77, before playing one season with the Oakland Stompers. He'll be inducted on May 10 at Buck Shaw Stadium when the Earthquakes face FC Dallas in the club's 40th anniversary game.

"Hearing the news of my selection was one of the happiest days of my life," Moore said in a club release.

A Scotland native, Moore was the Quakes' player/assistant general manager for three seasons, contributing eight goals and 14 assists overall. Moore also played 11 full internationals for the United States, including four World Cup Qualifiers in 1972.

He became the Quakes' vice president and general manager in 1977, while still contributing on the field.

Involved with Northern California soccer since the 1960s, he was one of the original coaches for Ballistic United Soccer Club in Pleasanton. He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1997, along with the California Youth Soccer Association Hall of Fame in 1995.

Moore also played indoor soccer with San Francisco Fog, Kansas City Comets and Phoenix Inferno.



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