Having played club soccer for Busch Soccer Club, including the 1978 North American U-16 North American Championship team, and four years as a varsity player at Webster Groves High School, Ted Powers’ next step in his soccer career was Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas in 1980 and 81. Ted then transferred to Rockhurst to play for the legendary coach Tony Tocco for his final two seasons. In his senior year, he was selected Team MVP, First Team NAIA District 16, and Honorable Mention All-American. Immediately following graduation, Ted was invited to play with the Athletes in Action Team on a tour of the Peoples Republic of China. On his return, Ted then joined the ranks of Professional Indoor Soccer with Kalamazoo in the AISA. An all- around player, Ted could defend with the best of the league and was a prolific scorer. During the two years in Kalamazoo, Ted was in the top 10 in the league in goals and assists. When the team folded, Ted’s contract was sold to the expansion Toledo Pride where he ended second in points on the team. Dropping out of the pro scene after the Pride, Ted moved back to St. Louis where he coached the men’s team at Fontbonne University and taught economics. However, he returned to pro soccer during 1993-94 with St. Louis Ambush when, after signing a 10-day emergency contract, he ended up signing and playing the rest of the season. That season was the final one of his pro career, but as a senior amateur in St. Louis, Ted has continued to play for Edward Jones and Kutis FC.