The St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame would like to thank Shannon and Molly McKeon on beginning the application process for their Uncle Bill and Uncle Matt.
Matt McKeon: It was a given that Bill would be a stand out player early on in his soccer career. Working hard through the Busch Soccer Club paid off big time and started when he was chosen for the U-17 National Team, plus 1978 added the Gatorade National Player of the Year while finishing his high school career at DeSmet. The National Team must have liked what they seen when Bill was made a part of the U-19 Team in 1980-81. Accepting a scholarship to St. Louis University, Bill was selected as a 2nd Team All-American in 1979 and in 1980 received 1st Team All-American honors. Early on at SLU, Bill was also part of the 1980 United States Olympic Team where as an 18 year old, patrolled the backfield making appearances in 4 games. In the St. Louis amateur league, Bill was on two National Amateur Cup team in 1980 and again in 81 playing for the Busch Soccer Club. 1982-84 Bill found his way to the indoor game with the Kansas City Comets. In 1995 Bill was inducted into the St. Louis University Hall of Fame. In 2009 Bill received honors as being a member of the Billiken Half-Century Team.