Eddie Croak – Born in St. Louis, Eddie Croak spent his entire professional playing and and managerial career as a member of the Ben Millers Soccer Club. From 1919 to 1933 as a player and from 33 to 35, Eddie took over as manager of the team. Small in stature as a center back, at 5 foot 5 inches and 160 pounds, Eddie was known by his nickname “Chopper” a reference to his tough physical style of play. A member of the National Championship Challenge Cup in 1920 for Ben Millers, Eddie was on the field for the teams second chance for the title in 1926, only to become Runner-Up. On his retirement of playing and managing, Eddie served on the Olympic Soccer Selection Committee until 1960, when he excused himself when his son Ronald was under consideration for the team.