Robert “Bob” Gormley

A forward who played 17 seasons for the Philadelphia Americans of the American Soccer League and won five ASL titles with them.

Gormley, a product of Philadelphia’s youth soccer ranks, joined the Americans in 1937, when they were still named the German-Americans, after an impressive season with the Kensington Blue Bells, one of Philadelphia’s top amateur teams. He scored 10 goals in his first season with the Americans, and went on to play for them until 1954, winning ASL championships in 1942, 1944, 1947, 1948 and 1952, and serving as captain of the team for 12 seasons.

Gormley played one full international for the United States, a World Cup qualifier against Haiti in 1954.

Inducted in 1989.