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Walter Bahr
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Walter Bahr

1976 Inductee

Defender

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1949 - 1956

ASL Champion

1949

Louis Cup Champion

A midfielder who starred in the U.S. Men’s National Team and led the Philadelphia Nationals to a string of American Soccer League titles. Bahr made the shot that was deflected into the net by Joe Gaetjens for the goal that beat England in the 1950 World Cup. He played 10 full internationals for the United States, which also included World Cup qualifiers in 1949, 1954 and 1957, and captained the U.S. team at the 1948 Olympics. His 13 seasons in the ASL included championships in 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1955 and 1956. Inducted in 1976.

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