Marty Krumm, played in St. Louis from 1934-1949 before moving to the San Francisco area. He began his playing with the Plaza Team from 1937-39 before joining Union Appliance for two seasons and then on to Raftery Eagan for two seasons, then the Navy took him off the soccer field until his return and was immediately picked up by Correnti Cleaners. Correnti Cleaners was the powerhouse of the St. Louis League with a number of members of the Hill that included Borghi, Colombo, Wallace, Pariani, and Annis to name a few. 1947, Marty was named to an All-Star Team that played an International game against Hapoel of Palestine. In 1948, Marty moved to Southern Equipment Southerners for one year. It was at that time that the Olympic Selection Committee was conducting their search for the Helsinki Games of 1952.
Marty and family subsequently moved to San Francisco in 1949 only to receive an invitation to return for the final selection for the 52 Olympic Team. Marty rekindled friendships with those from St. Louis that were also selected to the Olympic Team, Bob Burkhard, Charlie Colombo, Harry Keough, Ruben Mendoza, and “Butch” Cook. After the games, Marty returned to the San Francisco to a parade in his home town to celebrate his playing in the games. Soon after, an injury was to hamper his playing and his coaching and refereeing was next on his career. Coaching at the High School level and then on to Stanford University and beginning a Soccer Club in his town starting with 14 boys and quickly increasing to 200. Lastly, his refereeing was next on his list. He actually worked a few games at San Quentin Prison and as he would state “They never played any away games”.
Marty Krumm’s Olympic Jersey was donated to the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame in March 2014 by his son Joe.