Raphael “Ralph” Tracey

A midfielder and defender who played for the United States at the 1930 World Cup in Uruguay.

Tracey started all three United States games in that World Cup, but finished only the first-round games against Belgium and Paraguay. In the semifinal against Argentina, he suffered a severe knee injury 20 minutes into the game. He finished the first half, but didn’t play the second half and, in an era when no substitutes were allowed, the United States played the second half of its 6-1 defeat with 10 men.

Tracey, who was from St. Louis, played for several excellent St. Louis teams, including Ben Millers and Vesper Buick. He starred in the Ben Millers team that reached the final of the U.S. Open Cup against Bethlehem Steel in 1926.

Inducted in 1986.

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