Willy Roy

A Chicago-area player who was one of the most dangerous goalscorers in American soccer in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Roy made his national-team debut in a World Cup qualifier against Mexico in 1965, when he was playing for Chicago Hansa and was one of the leading stars in the National Soccer League of Chicago. He made a big splash in the NPSL season of 1967, scoring 17 goals in 27 games for the Chicago Spurs. He subsequently played five seasons in the NASL with the Kansas City Spurs, St. Louis Stars and Chicago Sting, scoring 24 goals in 72 games. He played for St. Louis in the 1972 NASL championships game against the New York Cosmos.

Roy played a total of 20 games in the U.S. national team between 1965 and 1973. Those included 11 games in the qualifying rounds of the 1966, 1970 and 1974 World Cups. Roy scored nine goals for the United States, six of which came in World Cup qualifiers.

Inducted in 1989.