St Louis Soccer History

A collection of items I stumble upon during the course of story creation and research. Provided as is, in chronological order (oldest at the bottom).

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2015

USWNT Starting XI

USWNT Starting XI at Busch Stadium vs New Zealand, includes Becky Sauerbrunn (#4) on April 4 2015

1990

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USMNT at St Louis Soccer Park on September 30, 1990


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1974
1974 Missouri All-State via Greg Villa

Front Row (L-R): Dave Ellis, Normandy Coach; Pete Collico, Roosevelt; Steve Gliedt, Cleveland; Dan Moore, St. Mary’s; Greg Villa, Mehlville; John Zacheis, McCluer North; Jay Kiely, McCluer North; Mike Thornton, Normandy; Jim Roth, CBC; Jerry DiSalvo, Aquinas; Chris Cacciatore, DuBourg;
Back Row (L-R): Rob Vallero, Riverview Gardens; Steve Pecher, Normandy; Greg Makowski, Roosevelt; Greg Stockmann, St. Mary’s; Bob Haegele, Mehlville; Tom Donovan, SLUH; Stan Pestka, Cleveland; Gary Bricic, DuBourg; Paul Beuttenmuller, Priory; Jerry Wells, Normandy; Kevin Kluge, Aquinas; Jim Mercurio, Lindbergh; Bob Robson, Roosevelt. Don Aubuchon, DeSmet not present.

Normandy won the State title, defeating St. Mary’s 1-0 on a goal by Mike Thornton.

1956
St. Mary’s Dragons capture the St. Louis District Soccer Championship with a win over SLUH. This was also the State Championship given the make up of the game at the time. Photos via Eric Kirchhoefer.

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1956 High School Final with John Klein, Mel Checkett, Stan Kostecki and Kevin McGinnis pictured at Fairground Park

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1956 State Champions, featuring Head Coach Ted Kirchhoefer. Photo via Ted Kirchhoefer.

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