Bob Kehoe

One of the greatest products of St. Louis soccer and the only man to have been both captain and coach of the U.S. national team in World Cup play.

Kehoe, a defender, had a playing career of nearly two decades with several top St. Louis-area clubs, including Kutis for much of its long run as National Amateur Cup champion and its U.S. Open Cup victory in 1957. He was a member of various St. Louis all-star teams that played against touring foreign clubs, including teams that beat Eintracht Frankfurt in 1951 and tied Liverpool in 1964. In 1965, he concluded his career by captaining the United States in its four-game World Cup qualifying series against Mexico and Honduras.

Kehoe became the first American-born coach in the North American Soccer League in 1969, coaching the St. Louis Stars in the 1969 and 1970 seasons. That led to his being named to coach the U.S. national team  in its World Cup qualifying series against Mexico and Canada in 1972.

Inducted in 1989.