Walter Dick

A forward who gained success in both club play and with the U.S. national team.

Dick started his career in the original American Soccer League of the 1920s with the Providence Clamdiggers, breaking in with that team in the 1924-25 ASL season. He played six seasons with Providence, and than one each with Fall River and Pawtucket before the original ASL folded in 1931. By that time, he had played in 179 ASL games.

The Pawtucket Rangers were not a member of the second ASL, which began play in 1933, but Dick remained with them and was a member of the Pawtucket teams that reached the U.S. Open Cup final in 1934, 1935 and 1941. He did return briefly to the ASL in the late 1930s, and was a member of the Kearny Scots teams that won ASL titles in 1937 and 1938.

Dick only played one game in the U.S. national team, but that game was at the 1934 World Cup, where Dick started the United States’ first-round game against Italy.

Inducted in 1989.