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Harry Keough

Full name: Harry Joseph Keough
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: November 15, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 7, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: St. Louis Soccer Club, St. Louis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Football

Biography

Harry Keough grew up in St. Louis when it was the hotbed of US soccer, playing as a youth for the St. Louis Schumachers. During World War II, while serving in the Navy, he joined the San Francisco Barbarians, and after returning to St. Louis, he joined the Paul Schulte Motors team. It was while playing with them that he was chosen for the 1950 United States’ World Cup team that famously defeated England 1-0, in one of the biggest upsets in soccer football history. Keough started all three games for the US at the 1950 World Cup and then represented the United States at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics. In 19 international appearances, he scored one goal, in a World Cup qualifier in 1957.

Keough worked for the US Postal Service during his playing career, but was later asked to coach Florissant Valley Community College. This led to the head coaching job at St. Louis University, which began in 1967, and he would lead the Billikens to five NCAA titles, in 1967, 1969-70, and 1972-73. He retired from coaching after the 1982 season with a record of 213 wins, 50 losses, and 22 ties. Keough was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1976. His son, Ty Keough, played for the US National Team in 1979-80, earning eight caps, and would have been on the 1980 US Olympic soccer team, if not for the US-led boycott of the Moscow Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Football Men's Football United States USA 17T
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Football Men's Football United States USA 5T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Football United States USA Final Standings 17T 1952-07-15 0 0 0
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Football United States USA Qualifying Round Match #7 2 1952-07-16 ITA 8, USA 0 0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Football United States USA Final Standings 5T 1956-11-23 0 0 0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Football United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1956-11-28 YUG 9, USA 1 0
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