National Soccer Hall of Famer and USMNT player Walter Bahr died on Monday, June 18, 2018. … The US National Soccer Team Players Association joins with the rest of American soccer in honoring the life of Walter Bahr. … Bahr was a member of the 1950 World Cup squad that beat England 1-0 in Brazil.
One of the touchstones in the post-War history of United States soccer, Walter Bahr played at the highest levels of the American game and coached collegiate soccer for many years at Temple and Penn State. … " on what happened in that 1-0 World Cup win over England in 1950, from 10 Questions With Walter Bahr… Professionally, Bahr was part of multiple American Soccer League winning sides.
The game winning goal by Joe Gaetjens off a pass from Walter Bahr is forever immortalized in sepia-toned photographs taken that day in Belo Horizonte, along with the subsequent celebration of the US team by Brazilian fans. … The historic goal unfolded when Bahr took a throw-in on the right in the 37th minute, unleashing a shot from 25 yards out.
By 1970, the captain of that 1950 USA team Walter Bahr would be the coach of Temple. … Several members of his 1950 squad would follow, including Bahr in 1976.
At the same time, the Philadelphia Nationals, which featured US star Walter Bahr, would win the league title four times – in 1949, 1950, 1951, and 1953 – to make the city the most successful in the country. … “Walter Bahr was indeed one of our heroes growing up in Philly youth soccer,” he recalled. … In 1955, a team of Philadelphia All-Stars – including players from the Uhrik Truckers and Nationals that featured both Bahr and Oliver – lost to German club Nurenburg FC 8-5.
At that time, the team featured some of the best American talent in the country, including John Souza, Walter Bahr, and Joe Maca.
The game’s only goal came in the 37th minute when Joey Gaetjens redirected Walter Bahr’s 25-yard shot into England’s goal. … In a 2010 interview with US Soccer Players, Bahr recalled the win, saying, “It was no fluke.
Walter Bahr, a member of that 1950 team that beat England 1-0 in Brazil, displays a grandfatherly aura as he chats about the current US team. … “I think being the underdog is better for us,” said Bahr, who assisted on the goal by the Haitian-born Joe Gaetjens in that legendary game.
The alumni members of the United States National Soccer Team Players Association, the union for the USMNT World Cup squad.
A list of the USMNT World Cup squads and the players from 1930, 1934, 1950, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010.
The 1950 USMNT World Cup squad that beat England and exited in the group stage.
He was also well liked by his teammates, as the last living member of the 1950 World Cup squad Walter Bahr told SI.com's Grant Wahl.