USA 1950 hero Keough dies

Harry Keough, a member of the US football team that stunned England at the 1950 FIFA World Cup™, died Tuesday at the age of 84, a US Soccer spokesman confirmed.

US Soccer spokesman Michael Kammarman said the federation had learned from Keough's family that he died at his home in St. Louis, Missouri.

Keough was among five players from St. Louis on the US team that beat England 1-0 at the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, a victory considered by some to be the greatest upset in football history.

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A defender, Keough won 19 caps and scored one goal in his international career. He started all three matches for the United States at the 1950 finals and captained the side in their opener against Spain.

Keough, who had returned to his job as a postman after returning from the 1950 World finals, became the coach of the St. Louis University football team in 1967 and guided St. Louis to five NCAA collegiate titles.