St. Louis soccer legend Harry Keough dead at 84 | St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis soccer legend Harry Keough dead at 84

Feb 7, 2012

Harry Keough, a member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, has died. He was 84.

Keough was a native St. Louisan and coached soccer at Saint Louis University, where he won five national NCAA titles.

Keough died Tuesday, U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman Michael Kammarman said.

A defender who had one goal in 19 appearances for the U.S. from 1949-57, Keough started all three games for the Americans at the 1950 World Cup and was captain when the U.S. played Spain in its opener.

The 1-0 win over England is regarded by many as the greatest upset in soccer history. A film was even made about the team entitled "The Game of Their Lives," scenes of which were shot in St. Louis in 2003.

  • Watch the trailer for the film here.
  • Listen to a story by former St. Louis Public Radio reporter Hillary Wicai about the film, for which Keough was interviewed, above. The story was produced in 2003 for the program Only a Game.