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Benny McLaughlin
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Benny McLaughlin

1997 Inductee

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Forward who starred in the U.S. Men’s National Team for several years but missed the 1950 World Cup because of work commitments. McLaughlin played in the American Soccer League from 1945 to 1961, primarily with the Philadelphia Nationals, where he won ASL titles in 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1953. Played for the United States in World Cup qualifiers in 1949 and 1954, in the game against Scotland in 1952 that drew a crowd of 107,765 and in the 1948 Olympic Games. Inducted in 1977.

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