Pat McBride

A midfielder who was one of the first American stars of the North American Soccer League and spent his entire playing career, amateur and professional, in St. Louis.

McBride, a product of St. Louis’ powerful youth soccer programs and a two-time all-American at St. Louis University, was the first American-born player to be signed by an NASL team. He played nine seasons with the St. Louis Stars in the NASL, from 1968 through 1976, as well as playing for the Stars in the NPSL season of 1967. In those nine NASL seasons, he played 175 games for the Stars, and scored 36 goals. He started all 16 of the Stars games in 1972, the only year they reached the NASL championship game, and was chosen as a second-team NASL all-star in 1973.

McBride played five full international games for the United States in 1969, 1972 and 1973. He captained the United States in three World Cup qualifying games against Canada and Mexico in 1972, and also played three Olympic qualifying games for the United States in 1964.

Inducted in 1994.