The Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame recently announced its 2019 Hall of Fame class and among the six entering is former UConn soccer great Erhardt Kapp, a three-time All-American for the Huskies during a career that spanned from 1977-1980.
He will join a number of fellow UConn greats in the Hall of Fame, including Joseph J. Morrone and his two sons, Joe and Billy, the late Pedro DeBrito, Carlos Carlos, Elvis Comrie, Frantz Innocent, Tom Nevers and current men’s soccer coach Ray Reid.
During his time at UConn, Kapp was named the team MVP in 1978 and 1980 along with being named to the All-New England Team in 1978, 1979 and 1980. He was the No. 4 pick in the 1981 NASL Draft by the famed New York Cosmos where he starred amongst the likes of Franz Beckenbauer, Carlos Alberto, Giorgio Chinaglia, Vladislav Bogicevic and Johan Neeskens. He was a member of their 1982 NASL Championship team.
Kapp also earned five caps for the US National Team from 1983-1985, scoring a goal in 1984 vs the former Netherlands Antilles. He also played in the 1984 Summer Olympics for the United States where they did not advance out of the group stage.
He along with his fellow inductees, will enter the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame on January 26, 2019. For more information, head over the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame website.