George Moorhouse

A defender and midfielder who was a star of American Soccer League clubs and the U.S. national team through much of the 1920s and ’30s.

Moorhouse played for the United States in both the 1930 and 1934 World Cups, and was captain of the U.S. team in its lone game at the 1934 World Cup, against Italy. He played all four of the United States’ games in those two World Cups, among seven full internationals that he played for the United States. He also played for American Soccer League all-star squads that played teams from Uruguay in 1927 and Scotland in 1935. Although most often a left back, he also played numerous games over the years at left half and left wing.

Moorhouse emigrated from England, via Canada, in 1923, after a two-game career in the English third division. He played very briefly for Brooklyn Wanderers and then joined the New York Giants, where he stayed from 1923 to 1930. He played 196 ASL games for the Giants, scoring 32 goals. During his short periods with several other clubs in the original ASL, he played 59 games and scored 13 goals.

In the final months of the original ASL, Moorhouse joined the New York Americans, and played for them through the first four seasons of the second ASL, finishing his career with 13 ASL seasons. He was a member of the New York Americans teams that won the U.S. Open Cup in 1937 and were runnerup in 1933.

Inducted in 1986.