Robert "Bob" MILLAR

Born: Paisley, Scotland, May 12 1890. Died: Staten Island, New York, February 1967. Played for the Scottish First Division club St. Mirren before moving to the United States in 1911. In the U.S. he played for a string of clubs including Tacony, Brooklyn Field Club, Bethlehem Steel, where in 1915 he scored 54 goals in 33 games, Babcock and Wilcox of Bayonne, New Jersey and Robins Dry Dock. In 1925 he played for the U.S. against Canada twice. His American Soccer League career took him to J&P Coats, New York Giants, Indiana Flooring and New York Nationals, where he was coaching at the time of the 1930 World Cup. He won U.S. Open Cup winners medals with Brooklyn Field Club in 1914, Bethlehem Steel in 1915 and 1919 and New York Nationals in 1928. He also coached the Nationals and Newark. However, Millar's greatest claim to fame is as the successful coach of the U.S. World Cup team of 1930, a team that took the world by surprise and reached the semi-final.

Inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1950.

Source: Colin Jose, Historian, National Soccer Hall of Fame

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