Kutis Soccer Team Represented the United States in a 1958 World Cup Qualifier
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.
Takesn from the United States Soccer Federation website
Inducted into St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame 1983
Standing L-R Nick Jost, Joe Hennessy, Tony Mecurio, ? Player, Larry King, Bob Fitzgerald,? in hat, Jack Rooney, Al Fink, Phil Kavanaugh, Blow Muniz, Willie Murphy, Hal Weigel, Warren Bockwinkle, Paul Schulte
Kneeling L-R ? child, Ollie Bohlman, Bob Corbett, Mike Montani, Oscar Corona, Harry Keough, Herman Wecke, Emil Muniz, Gus Alberici, Ray Berdeaux.
1946 St. Louis All-Stars
Row 1 L-R : Herman Mugavero, Frank Wallace, Bob Corbett, Larry Kickham, Bill Bertani, Dick Lodderhose, Herman Wecke, Jack Keenoy, Art Garcia, and Amiel Muniz
Row 2 L-R : Paul Spica (Manager), Ollie Bohlman, Charles Pozza, Gino Pariani, Ed Buckley, Henry Merlo, John Finn, Leo Lange, and Joe Lyons (Asst. Coach)
Row 3 L-R : Harry Ratican (Head Coach), Earl Kestler, Bob Annis, Charlie Colombo, Danny Murphy, John Galimberti, and Ed McHugh (Asst. Coach)
Row 4 L-R : Tom Martin (Trainer), Frank Borghi, Bill Meehan, Mil Valdez, and Vince Costello (Trainer)