Robert “Bob” Millar

A forward with the Bethlehem Steel powerhouse who played and coached in the original American Soccer League and was coach of the United States team at the 1930 World Cup.

Millar won U.S. Open Cup titles four times with three different clubs. He was with Brooklyn Field Club when it won the first U.S. Open Cup in 1914, with Bethlehem Steel in 1915 and 1919, and with New York Nationals in 1928, the last year of his playing career. He scored one of Bethlehem’s goals in its 3-1 win over Brooklyn Celtic in the 1915 final, one of 59 goals he scored in Bethlehem’s 1914-15 season, a team record that lasted until Archie Stark broke it 10 years later.

Millar was more than 30 years old by the time the original ASL started in 1921, but he still managed to play seven seasons in that league. He played in 155 ASL games, scoring 55 goals. Millar was player-coach of New York Nationals in the 1927-28 season, and continued as coach of the team until 1930. In addition to coaching the successful U.S. team in 1930, he also played for the United States twice, both against Canada in 1925.

Inducted in 1950.

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