Bill Looby Inducted into the United States National Soccer Hall of Fame 2001
Member of the United States National or Olympic Team
Kutis represents the United States in the 1958 World Cup Qualifiers
SAINT LOUIS KUTIS = U.S. NATIONAL TEAM
The city of Saint Louis started making their mark on the Open Cup back in 1920, when the Ben Millers – sponsored by a local hat company of the same name – picked up that year’s title. Since then, the Gateway City has produced seven winners including three-time toppers Stix Baer & Fuller and twice-champions Saint Louis Kutis, who were so good in their 1957 title run that then-US Soccer Federation decision-makers simply had them change their shirts and represent the USA in 1958 World Cup qualifying.
Taken from United States Soccer Federation website
Bill Looby Inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame 1984
Candid shot of Bill and Harriet Looby on the streets of New York. With an 11-0 goal differential lead, some of the Kutis players decided not to go to the second leg. With open seats, Harriet joined Bill and spent the night in New York before traveling to Hartford CT. for the second leg of the 1961 Amateur Cup Final
Hartford was a very gracious host, prior to the game Harriet Looby was presented a bouquet of flowers from the team.
Hartford came out 3 up after the first 15 minutes, before Kutis settled down to preserve a 3-3 tie in the 1961 Amateur Cup final. Bill Looby would score the goal to tie and secure the 6 years of undefeated Amateur Cup games record.
Leave a Reply
Your email is safe with us.