Hall of Famer Dies At 84.

Philadelphia native Benny McLaughlin, who was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1977, passed away on Dec. 27 at age 84. He earned 12 caps for the U.S. MNT from 1948-1955 and played on the USA’s Olympic team in 1948.
The 1950 World Cup upset of England by the U.S. team has been well documented in recent years. Walter Bahr, also a member of the Hall of Fame and one of the “Red Aprons” at the NSCAA Convention registration booths, was a member of that team.
McLaughlin, who played for the U.S. during World Cup qualifying in 1949, would have likely also been on the 1950 team, but he missed the 1950 World Cup because of work commitments with his job in Philadelphia.
In 1952 he started for the U.S. against Scotland in a game that drew a crowd of 107,765 in Glasgow.
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