A forward who was captain of the New York Americans team that won the ASL-U.S. Open Cup double in 1954.
Monsen played nine seasons in the American Soccer League, all of them for New York Americans or for the team that it merged with, Hakoah. He won an ASL championship in 1954 with New York Americans and then in 1957, 1958 and 1959 with Hakoah. That 1954 Americans team also won the U.S. Open Cup, defeating Kutis of St. Louis in the final. Three years later, Monsen was on the losing end as Kutis defeated Monsen’s Hakoah team in the U.S. Open Cup final. The year after that, Monsen led the ASL in scoring with 22 goals.
Monsen played five full internationals for the United States between 1952 and 1957, including one against Scotland in front of a crowd of 107,765 in Glasgow. He also was a member of the U.S. Olympic teams in both 1952 in Helsinki and 1956 in Melbourne.
Inducted in 1994.