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March 24, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
March 21, 2012
Just got word from cousins visiting from St. Louis. You all have our deepest sympathy and prayers at this sad time.

My Dad, Prudencio(Pete) Garcia, counted Harry a true friend and had the utmost respect and admiration for all that Harry did for soccer and the community.

As a small boy I remember him as our mailman who was a great soccer player.
March 12, 2012
Alma, Tyge and John Lyons, We are so sorry to hear of Harry's passing! I sent a condolence note message on that day, but I am not sure that it got there. Harry will always be with us during each Induction ceremony where ever it is held! His story telling was always welcome . Great times for all of the boys who came to the Liar's Retreat. "Is Harry here yet", Chico Chacurian.
Our very best to all of you during these coming days and weeks. call ANYTIME ,
Peggy and George Brown
February 16, 2012
Sympathy is sent to the Keough family from all the kids who played soccer for Spanish Society in our early years. Harry was the player and coach we wanted to emulate both on and off the field.

Thanks for the loving memories!!

Charlie(Chuck)Huber Jr.
February 14, 2012
Dear Ty and family,

Sorry to hear of the loss of a friend and teammate from the 1956 U.S. Olympic Soccer Team. Harry was a great player on that team and I trusted him out in front keeping opponents away from me, the goalkeeper
February 14, 2012
Ty and family, Please accept my condolences on your loss of Harry. My memories of time spent with Harry and his influence during my four years from 1973-77 at SLU bring great joy. The respect and admiration we all had for Harry was and is at it's highest level. I feel fortunate to have known him and played for him. May God bless you all.
February 14, 2012
Dear Ty and family,

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dad. I will remember Harry as an example of someone whose great achievements were only exceeded by his modesty, kindness and respect. He is easily on the World XI of gentlemen.
Edwin
February 13, 2012
To the Keough Family, Whenever Harry talked with someone else he always seemed good at getting some laughter going. The world could use more guys like that. Our family is praying for yours.
February 13, 2012
Although Harry will be greatly missed, I'm sure he is having fun playing with the Heaven XI. My prayers are with the family.

Buzz
February 12, 2012
dear Keough family, please accept our sympathy on the loss of your loved one, Harry. From the Rea family (Vicki, Gary, and Tom and Cathy Ruggeri-Rea) on Vermont Avenue
February 12, 2012
Ty,

I'm sorry I was not able to make the funeral Mass for your Dad, a great guy, but we were out of town all week. A Mass wil be offered in his name from our family. Bob Marquitz
February 12, 2012
My sincerest condolences
February 11, 2012
I want to express my sympathy to Harry's family. Harry loved life and impacted so many children at Mid America Soccer Camps as the Director. He would bring his SLUH team to play against other college teams in to Maryville College on Thursday nites. Campers saw some of the best soccer in their lives. He would then talk with everyone on the top of the hill and people would line up to be with him.

Harry had Miguel de Lima, Terry Michler, and coaches from all over. He was a true ambassador of soccer. Harry's SLUH players were such great coaches at Mid America kids came back year after year! Well over 15 years. Thank you Harry! God bless

Mary Ellen O'Brien Long
St. Louis,Mo
February 11, 2012
My deepest Sympathy to the whole Keough Clan. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry that I was unable to attend Mass today. I had to work. The Keough's have been a part of our family since I started walking. God Bless you all.
February 11, 2012
With sincere sympathy.
February 11, 2012
To: Ty and the Keough Family

My condolences and deep sympathy to your family. The warm memories I have coaching with you and Harry at Washington University will always have a warm spot in my heart. My prayers and good wishes are with the Keough family.

Les Hager
February 11, 2012
I would like to express my sympathy to the Keough family. We were blessed to have known and shared so many great experiences with the best, Harry. Thanks for being such a great example for all of us to follow.
February 11, 2012
I had the opportunity of knowing Harry for over sixty years.His words of wisdom and encouragement greatly helped me as a player and in life itself. There is only one Harry Keough and fortunately I knew him. My deepest condolences to the Keough family and thanks Harry for everything you did for me.
February 11, 2012
My condolences to the Keough family. Harry had time for every player - Everyone who was on that team was equally as important as a human being - he showed no favorites - a great man with great faith. John Newsham
February 11, 2012
To the Keough Family,
I coached against Harry and found him to be an outstanding soccer personality. My team never beat his, yet he was always extremely gracious. We spoke at a coaches clinic in Chicago and he was the most entertaining speaker of all. This man loved the game and everything he did was reflected in that love. I have nothing but the greatest respect for Harry. He will be sorely missed by the soccer community and beyond.
John MacKenzie, Western Illinois Univ.
February 11, 2012
My dad knew Harry they were old time players. I can remember going to Fairgrounds park an playing and see Harry in his Post Office uniform just hanging around because he loved the game. He had to love it because I was 8 yrs old. He and Charlie Columbo of St. Ambrose were my favorites when I was a kid when Harry played for Kutis. All the best to the Keough family sorry for your loss!
February 11, 2012
Deepest Condolences to the entire Keough family. Because of my association with the SLU Hockey team, and being around Betty and Norma and the third Keough sister, Yvonne Roques, I got to know Betty and Norma better than Harry. But because I was at SLU at the same time as Colleen and Ty I got to see what a great father he must have been, and by being Dan Flynn's roommate and friend, I also got to see the impact that Harry had on his players, not only in making them better soccer players, but better people. This is very evident by all of the wonderful comments from former players. What a great part of the St. Louis sports scene the Keough family has been. I feel very privileged to have known all of you!
Chris Hengen
February 10, 2012
A word is more enduring than worldly wealth.~ Irish proverb

Thank you Harry Keough for sharing the wealth of your experience and stories about your life in South St. Louis with me one June day in 2005. Your words and stories live on for your family and those to come online at www.stbonifaceonline.com

My deepest sympathies to the entire Keough clan. Your kind husband, father, grandfather, and brother will be missed by many.
February 10, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. I was privileged to play for Harry at SLU from 1968-70 as a goalkeeper. Harry was the goalie coach as well as head coach. So I got to be with him quite often. He was without a doubt the kindest man I have ever known. I played for myself and my teammates like anyone else. But it was always uppermost in my mind not to fail Harry. He was not just my coach, but my friend.
In later years I would see him and always make it a point to talk to him at length. I so enjoyed our conversations. It's hard to imagine that he is gone. I will miss him.
My sincere condolences to the Keough family.
February 10, 2012
My Deepest Sympathy to Alma, Ty, Colleen, Peggy and entire Keough family. Simply, Harry is the person who opened all the doors for me and I will never forget him. He gave of himself for so many others like me. God will bless him again.
February 10, 2012
Keough Family,
So sorry for the loss of Harry. He changed "the game" -- as a player, as a coach, as an ambassador, as a father. Continued thoughts and prayers...
Dave and Nancy Berwin
February 10, 2012
Harry gave me the opportunity to be part of history at SLUH. Those memories remain with me always just as his sly smile and quick wit remains with us all.
GOD bless you Harry!
February 10, 2012
Dear Alma, I want to express my sincere sympathy to you and your children as Harry was one special person who left a lasting influence on many many people. My biggest memory was my mother always telling me how you would always introduce my parents to people as "here are my friends 'Harry and Alma' and we are Harry and Alme" . Little did I know when I taught your daugher, years ago, at the Carondelet YMCA I was teaching someone who had such a famous dad. He will be missed by all. With sincere sympathy, Kathy (Schillinger) & Mark Fernandez
February 09, 2012
Dear Ty,

I was sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Looking back at his tremendous soccer record one could say he was one of the true pioneers and contributors to the advancement of soccer in our country. I was indeed privileged to be in the company of him and you at our annual visits to Oneonta, NY. I especially loved listening to him tell soccer stories. My Grandson, Gary, and I offer our condolences to you and your family.


Gene

olaffga@comcast.net
February 09, 2012
Dear Alma,

Our sincerest sympathy to you and the rest of the family. Marissa and I have fond memories of our visit to Guadalajara. Our times together wth you and Harry were always fun. Do you know that he taught me swim? He also taught me correct English (in a very gentle way) when I was recently arrived from Cuba to the US and trying to learn the language. I think of Harry as one of the most unforgetable persons I have ever met. I will remember you and your family in my prayers.

Love always,

Magaly
February 09, 2012
The Lord gave Mr.Keough many gifts and blessings,there was no better father and no better husband. May you finally be with the Lord in heaven.

Randy and Sue Ragsdale
February 09, 2012
To the entire Keough family,
My deepest sympathies to your family during this time. Harry's granddaughter, Meredith, has been a dear friend of mine since high school and while I only had the opportunity to meet him a few times it is beyond apparent what a wonderful man he was. I hope your family can find comfort in how many lives he touched and the legacy he leaves behind. My thoughts, prayers and love are will all of you during this difficult time.
February 09, 2012
it is a rare blessing to be friends with your hero
February 09, 2012
Harry Keough was a true champion and one of soccer's truely great coaches and finest gentlemen. To know him was a pleasure and to be in his company a joy. Thanks for the memories Coach. Your impact and influences on American soccer and the families of so many will continue for lifetimes to come.
February 09, 2012
I extend my deepest condolences to the entire Keough family. In my early years of coaching, Harry Keough was my hero. I wanted to be like Harry. His St. Louis teams were a joy to watch let alone play against. Harry's teams played the beautiful game and his players reflected his values through their love of the game and their respect for the laws of the game. As a young coach I would try to pick Harry's brain, and I am sure I bugged him with my continual questioning. However, Harry always had time for me and openly shared his philosophy and coaching talents.

I so enjoyed his stories and unbelievable memory of past players and games. During Harry's coaching tenure, the St. Louis vs. Indiana games remain as some of the classic matches of my coaching career. And, win or lose, Harry was the same graceful friend, always having a kind word or two for our team and players.

Harry was one of a kind. A true gentleman, he was a man of integrity and strong character; and through his teaching and coaching, he instilled values and life lessons that helped positively shape the lives of so many over the years.

Harry was one of our finest and I consider it an honor to have been his friend.

Respectfully,
Jerry Yeagley
February 09, 2012
To all the Keough's
What a pleasure it was to know Harry. I'll never forget how he took care of me on all the trips in the early 70's following my friends. I'll never forget his kindness. And the measure of a man (and his wife) shows up quite impressively in his children. God bless you all.
Slug
February 09, 2012
My Deepest Sympathy to Alma, Ty, Colleen, Peggy and entire Keough family. Your husband and father has been such a wonderful person to have known and followed throughout the years. It has certainly given me inspiration, knowledge and confidence about the game of soccer. I will always remember his kind nature. He is a huge part of why I feel truely blessed and fortunate enough to have grown up in this City of St. Louis and it's soccer community of people.
As highly as I think of your husband and father it's no wonder I feel the same for your family as a whole and that it is a pleasure to know you.
May God Bless You and Peace Be With You,
With Love,
Doug McCluskey
February 09, 2012
Harry and Stan Musial were my all time heroes both growing up and through my adult life. As a young teenager in the 50's we played pick-up games at Carondelet Park almost every afternoon. Harry was there most of the time and though we all knew how great he was he made sure we knew he was just another player . He was always willing to show us proper technique and how to get better. I remember when he took several of us to Chicago to watch one of the great Mexican teams and how we stayed in a big dormitory with all the players. He took us to his team workouts, taught us how to play briska at the Spanish Society, played volleyball with us. Harry was just about as great a human being as one can become. I can't wait to get to Heaven to see him again.
Wally Pleimann
February 09, 2012
To Alma,Ty,ColleenPeggy
I justwant to express my heart felt condolences to the Keough family.On and,off the field our lesson from Harry were play with pride,wear uniform proudly, and treat your opponents with respect.MAY GOD IMBRASS YOU IN HIS ARM.TRUELY MISSED,BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.Chico
February 09, 2012
Feb. 9, 2012
Dear Ty:
My sincere condolences to you and your family. Harry was my high school idol. A great man and ambassador for our sport, who inspired many of us "wannabees". Who can ever forget what Harry, Walter and their teammates did down in Bello Horizante on that unforgettable day in June 1950. Harry was the Captain of our 1956 Olympic Team in Melbourne; although the Yugoslavians "put it to us" ... we did have a succcessful pre Olympic tour of the Far East and Harry was our leader and inspiration. What he accomplished in St. Louis with Kutis, The University and the youth of the city will never be matched. His prowess on the soccer pitch was a surpassed only by his enthusiasm for our great sport, his loving character and his warmth as a human being. He will be missed by us all.
Dick Packer, Penn State University '56
February 09, 2012
Churchill once said, "Never have so many owed so much to so few." While the contexts of soccer and war may be different, the reference point for USA in international competition begins in 1950. Heroes deserve to be honored and Harry Keough will always be remembered as an American hero.
February 09, 2012
To Alma, Ty, Colleen, and Peggy,
I want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to know and love Harry in so many ways. I truly have been blessed to know Harry, not only in that special player/coach relationship, but to know Harry as friend and role model. I loved Harry for his character, his honesty, his integrity, his dedication, but especially in his genuine love that he gave to everyone in his "soccer" family. He had such a positive impact, not only in my career as a player, but in dealing with life and life's relationships. He will always be in my heart. I will miss seeing and talking with him at the various functions. He was truly an inspiration to so many people.
Our prayers are with you.
February 09, 2012
I speak for my Dad, Frank Borghi and our entire family when I say we are remembering and honoring the great memory of Harry Keough, a truly kind and wonderful man today. I can't remember a time in my life that Mr. Keough was not a part of it. To this day, my Dad never fails to smile or light up with such pride at the mention of Harry or the talk of memories they shared together more than 60 years ago. They were more than teammates; they were lifelong friends with a mutual admiration and love for each other that has been an inspiration and a privilege to witness. Mr. Keough played soccer the same way he lived his life - with all of his heart and with pure joy.

It has been an honor to know Mr. Keough and I know that for the Borghi family, he will never, ever be forgotten.

In life, we find many men that are GREAT and some that are GOOD...
...But very few like Mr. Keough, that are both GREAT and GOOD.

Sincerely,

Terese Borghi
February 09, 2012
DEAR ALMA, TY, PEGGY, AND COLLEEN,
PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR HARRY. AS EVERYONE HAS SAID HE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON. . . ONE OF A KIND. I REMEMBER VERY WELL HOW HE HELPED MID AMERICA SOCCER CAMP BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS IT WAS. I WILL PRAY FOR HIS SOUL AND FOR ALL OF YOU.
TERRY LONG
February 09, 2012
I would like to pass on my warmest wishes and thoughts to the Keough family, in particular Norma and Betty who I had the good fortune to know during my time at SLU in the 70's. I am sure you all have such tremendous memories and experiences of your life with Harry. And for that matter, so did the guys who had the chance to play for Harry at SLU. I didn't have that chance. Rather my memories are from an outsider's view at SLU in the 70's, and to see the impact Harry had on people. Harry did more than build championship teams, he build championship people. Its not the easiest job in the world to get young athletes to think of more than themselves as individuals, but he did that and by doing that, I am sure he helped these young athletes for the rest of their lives. Imagine the world if everyone could positively impact people the way Harry did! I know it isn't easy when people pass away, but i have to believe you have many smiles for what he did during his life.
Dan Tsubouchi
Calgary, Alberta
February 09, 2012
To the Keough family. I am very sorry for Harry's passing. It was my pleasure to have known Harry but not as well as others. We even played together for a couple years on an indoor co-ed league. Harry was playing against 19 and 20 year olds and baffled them with his skills and agility. They really didn't know what to make of it. I last spoke with Harry at a soccer hall of fame induction ceremony and he was kind enough to autograph my program, though he didn't know why I wanted his autograph! He was a great guy and a soccer legend! My prayers are with your family.
February 09, 2012
To a man that played such a special part in my (and my family's) life. What a blessing and privilege to have known such a wonderful person. Many fond memories, especially the friendship between Harry and my Dad, will always be cherished. Growing up with the "SLU family" was such an awesome experience....thank you Harry. An idol, mentor and wonderful person. You will be missed by many.

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May God bless and comfort you during this time of loss.
February 09, 2012
To Alma, Colleen, Peggy, Ty, and the entire Keough family...Our deepest condolences to your family...Harry was THE St. Louis soccer legend and will NEVER be forgotten..!!

David and Paul Wilson.
February 09, 2012
Mr. Keough,

Thank you and God Bless You.

LIke so many kids of my era ... I owe my college education to you. You made it possible for me to get a scholarship by your kind recommendation and giant reputation.

We were the beneficiaries of your greatness and your generosity.
February 09, 2012
Without a doubt, the best coach I have ever refereed for. Never a bad word was spoken by this man. He was and always will be the the standard by which coaches are measured. We have lost a true gentleman and a great friend. He is now coaching God's team.
February 09, 2012
Harry, thanks for giving me the opportunity to have known you and to have played for you. With sincere condolences to Alma, Ty, Colleen, Peggy, Norma, Betty, and the grandkids...

Jimmy Draude
SLU'68-'72
February 09, 2012
DEAR ANITA AND TY.I KNEW HARRY WHEN WE WERE YOUNG KIDS FROM CARONDOLET SUNDAY MORNING ATHLETIC CLUB AND HE WAS WITH THE SPANISH SOCIETY .WE USED TO PLAY PICK UP GAMES AT THE PARK AND THEN WE WOULD PLAY ON SUNDAYS.AT VARIOUS PLACES.I WAS NOT GOOD BUT ENJOYED PLAYING.I PLAYED AGAINST COLUMBO, BORGIE AND PARENTIE WHEN THEY WERE WITH THE HILL GANG.I PLAYED WITH VAL PELIZZARO AND RICH MEISMAN AT ST.MARYS HIGH SCHOOL . MY SISTER DOLORES USED TO PAL AROUND WITH YOU.HE WAS A ONE OF A KIND AND ALWAYS TREATED ME AS HE TREATED EVERYONE.I`LL KEEP HIM IN MY PRAYERS .BOB JULIUS
February 09, 2012
I am sure Harry and Andy are playing soccer in heaven, we always loved his visits to the Charless home to see Andy and listen to them talk of the old days. Great man.......
February 09, 2012
To the Keoughs:
Harry will be remembered for his exploits as a player, coach, ambassador, father, mentor but what I remember most is the great gentleman that he was and how he exhibited that in all facets of his life.
February 09, 2012
Thinking about you all and so sorry!
February 09, 2012
Harry's memory and history will be with me forever. He played a special part in my life while at SLU and I am forever grateful for the opportunity he gave me at SLU. He was and still is an amazing person and part of my life in soccer. My prayers are for Alma, Ty, Colleen and Peggy - to give you strength. I know Harry is going to a good place. His memories will keep him alive in all of us.
February 09, 2012
When I was a young college soccer coach at St. Benedict's (now Benedictine) College in Kansas I was very green and called on Harry for some advice.He responded and we stayed in loose touch for many years. What a great man. May he rest in peace.
February 09, 2012
An icon. A man who molded many lives through his coaching, mentoring, and friendship. Thank you Harry for sharing your life with us. Our condolences to Alma, Ty, Colleen, and Peggy.

Don and Karen Huber
February 09, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Keough family.

Tom and Julie Twellman and family
February 09, 2012
Alma, Ivan and I really enjoyed the times we spent with you and Harry in Guadalajara. Mary McClain
February 09, 2012
I used to watch Mr. Keough's teams from SLU when they played their games in Fairgrounds Park. I met Harry Keough once. He was walking with his wife in Carondelet Park one Sunday afternoon. We were at a band concert. I went up to him, he didn't know me of course, and introduced myself and a few of my nephews,who were good soccer players. We talked for a good 15 minutes about this and that, until his wife, seeing this could go on forever, called his name, and he politely excused himself, shook all our hands and continued with his walk. Just a nice man. He will be missed. Tom Anselm, Florissant, MO
February 09, 2012
Sorry to hear of Harry's passing. He was a great guy, always fun to be around, and a good postal supervisor. He will be missed by many.
Walt Gemmer (worked with Harry at the P.O.)
February 09, 2012
The soccer world has lost on of it's greatest ambassadors. As a player, coach, and as simply one of the individuals with whom we share our times, Harry Keough is an paragon. He will live long in the hearts of those who knew him and forever in the annals of soccer history.

Our sincerest condolences to all the Keoughs.
February 09, 2012
I first saw Harry Keough's work as a freshman at Saint Louis University in the fall of 1982--Harry's last season as Billikens coach. I got to meet him in the mid-1980s at a SLU soccer function and saw him many times over the years. In the late 1980s, while I was a high school soccer referee, Harry and I worked a match together. In recent years, as I read more on the history of soccer in St. Louis, I learned more about Harry's playing and coaching days and what a positive impact he had on and off the pitch. I feel most fortunate to get to know--at least in a slight way--such a man as Harry Keough. His enthusiasm for soccer, his character and his warmth will long be appreciated by those he touched over the years. I will miss Harry as a soccer person of the first rank, and I will miss Harry as a person of the first rank. Rest in peace, Harry, and thank you for a life well lived.
February 09, 2012
Ty
My condolence to you and your family. I am a former player at UConn in 70's. Competed against you once. Met your dad at the NSCAA convention. A good man. A great lost to our soccer community.
BEST
February 09, 2012
Harry Keough's achievements as a player, coach and soccer ambassador put St. Louis and the U.S. on the global soccer map and inspired future generations of St. Louis soccer players and coaches to succeed at high levels of the sport. The manner in which he achieved this is second to none. Thank you, Harry!

My condolences to Ty and the rest of the Keough family.
February 09, 2012
Hard to believe that Harry will no longer show up ... As Royalty... at the annual Turkey Bowl on the Hill on Thanksgiving morning. God bless Harry and all who knew and loved him! Soccer will never be the same in Saint Louis.
February 09, 2012
What a great man. It was a pleasure to have played for Harry simply because you had the opportunity to hear him speak on a daily basis. He was genuine! There will never be another like him. My Condolences to the family.
February 09, 2012
There will only be one Harry Keough:
I had the Honor to play for Harry at SLU for 4 years and I'm a better person today for that experience. He was much more than a coach and made everyone around him a better person. He was a Class act on and off the field and a mentor to many of us. May he rest in peace and I will see him again down the road and we will share our favorite drink again - a Pepsi.
February 09, 2012
Lovely man. Generous with his time and...... he enjoyed being involved with players, coaches and anyone who had the same enthusiasm he had for the game. He always had a reverence about him that exuded class no matter which situation he was in.
Reminded me of the great Sir Bobby Charlton ---- Harry was a fantastic ambassador for the game in our country.
February 08, 2012
February 8, 2012

I recall many a Sunday afternoon spent at a park with my father, my Uncle Ed, and my brothers, watching Kutis play. And to have had the opportunity to play for Harry at St. Louis University years later was another chance to learn. We improved our game playing for Harry, but more importantly, we learned how to play and how to conduct ourselves, as representatives of our parishes, our university, our city, and as young men. We had a wonderful example in our coach. I am privileged to have met, played for, and known him. God blessed us with someone special. Thanks for everything Harry.

Red Dog
February 08, 2012
Growing up on the Southside during the late 50's and early 60's, we had two heroes – Stan Musial and Harry Keough – both amazing athletes and fierce competitors on the field but kind gentlemen off of it.

Beyond my wildest dreams, I was lucky to play for Harry at SLU from 70 -73. The 3 NCAA titles captured during our time together pale in comparison to the life lessons that Harry taught me and my teammates.

Harry, we appreciate your efforts in enriching our lives as we traveled around the world together. Whether we were in Seattle or Philadelphia, Amsterdam or Mexico City, Rio or Buenos Aires, San Fran or Miami you always took the time to schedule local tours to provide us with unforgettable experiences away from the soccer field.

We will always be proud to say - “I played soccer at Saint Louis University when a great man - Harry Keough - was our coach.”

We miss you already, but we will never forget you. Harry, your legacy lives on.

Alma, Betty, Norma, Ty, Colleen and Peggy – please accept my most sincere condolences and thank you for sharing Harry with us.

Jim Bokern
February 08, 2012
To Alma, Ty, Colleen, and Peggy,
I want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to know and love Harry in so many ways. I truly have been blessed to know Harry, not only in that special player/coach relationship, but to know Harry as friend and role model. I loved Harry for his character, his honesty, his integrity, his dedication, but especially in his genuine love that he gave to everyone in his "soccer" family. He had such a positive impact, not only in my career as a player, but in dealing with life and life's relationships. He will always be in my heart. I will miss seeing and talking with him at the various functions. He was truly an inspiration to so many people.
Our prayers are with you.
Al and Elna Trost
February 08, 2012
It was my good fortune, as a teenager, to admire Harry and later to play for and to play along-side him. Harry personified "class", on and off the pitch and shared his talent and experiences.
My prayers and best wishes go to his family. Love all around!
February 08, 2012
As a young boy I recall my father taking me to see Kutis and Harry play at Fairgrounds #1 and #2 and Public Schools Stadium. In college, I played against Harry and his great teams at SLU. The USSF and all of soccer in this country can see a bright future standing on the shoulders of such a giant. Rest in peace Harry.
February 08, 2012
February 08, 2012
Harry, the great soccer story-teller, Keough will be surely missed by all his fellow St. Louisians as well as by all the U.S. nation! USSF Soccer Ambassador, Harry, was a remarkably kind, very generous, closely attentive, and sincerely humble person, who was truly a remarkable Soccer Icon and royal Legend for all who knew him, making everyone happier/better off after meeting him! Like Will Rogers, Harry never met a person he did not like (even Charlie 'gloves" Colombo) and along with his valuable assistance and wise guidance to all who had asked! An amazing player for the Kutis soccer team of the '50s, a legendary coach at SLU (5-times NCAA Champion), and a fervently devout family man (with dear wife Alma and children: Tyrone, Colleen, Peggy). Now, Harry will be reunited with his 1950 WCup teammates in Heaven, forever, along with those who will eventually join him! Farewell, to a 'Man for All Seasons' -- Farewell!
February 08, 2012
harry Keough was a giant in our game. Everyone knows of his exploits in Belo Horizonte in 1950 against England, but he went on to distinguished carrer as a player, coach, and spokesman for our game. I had the privilege of playing against Harry's Kutis squad in 1959 in St. Louis, and then coming to know him better through the National Soccer Hall of Fame. He was always polite, a gentleman, knowledgable in our sport, full of humor, and always a delight to have a conversation with. Harry, you will be missed.

Len Oliver
Washington, DC
National Soccer Hall of Fame
February 08, 2012
I have such fond memories of Harry and his family during my childhood when my Dad coached with him at SLU. His home was like our second home, and he always made us feel like part of his family. I remember those Sunday dinners always ended with ice cream! Harry was the most amazing storyteller I have ever known, and his smile just lit up the room. I am so grateful for all that Harry did for my Dad both personally and professionally many years ago and throughout their long friendship, or should I say Brotherhood.

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May God bless you all with peace and comfort at this time of both sorrow and joy.
February 08, 2012
Harry, 'the fantastic storyteller,' Keough: a truly humble Icon and Legend for not only the city of St. Louis but also for the entire USA, as a player for 'Kutis soccer team' - coach for 'SLU's 5-time NCAA Champions' - and most importantly, a devout family man (with wife Alma and children: Tyrone, Colleen, and Peggy) along with thousands, thousands of sincerely worshipping/admiring Friends. Like Will Rogers, Harry never met a person that he did not like (even Charlie 'gloves' Columbo) and also had either an anecdote to relate or assistance to give! What a GREAT Person: truly 'A Man for all Seasons' and we will all miss him dearly -- now, Harry will be reunited with his 1950 WCup teammates once again, in Heaven!
February 08, 2012
An absolute gift to have played for Harry. Will always remember he as a gentle man. Loved the stories on our trips with his ever present can of Pepsi. Loved his passion for winning, even if it was just against a bunch of kids on cold rainy fall evenings at Forest Park. Mrs. Keough, Ty, Colleen and Peggy, God speed to you all.
February 08, 2012
Harry was:
Cool coming out of the backfield
Cool on the sidelines which helped his teams play.
A cool guy to talk to.
Cool in his humility.
The coaching community needs more cool.

~Ed Huneke~
Edwardsville
February 08, 2012
I'd like to share "my Harry story" with you all. And everyone who ever knew Harry Keough has their own "Harry story" to be sure - such was the power of his persona.

So here is my "Harry story" and to this day it's still crystal clear---

Back in the mid-eighties I lived on Jamieson Ave. in south St. Louis in a small apartment. It was not too far from Harry and Alma's house actually.

As was customary at the time I would constantly be having buddies over to watch VHS tapes of recent matches from Europe or South America. Matches that I had recorded off the big, old and ugly satellite dish, usually from the previous weekend. Mind you this was the only way to see games at the time as ESPN's coverage was scant and Fox Soccer Channel or GOL TV were not even a figment of someone's imagination yet.

Well this particular night I just so happened to be hosting a couple English blokes who were attending Washington University here in St. Louis working on their Phd's. (somehow the word got out that I had the cure for the real fan's FUTBOL FIX).

So Chris from Liverpool ( a Toffee ), Glenn from London ( a Hammer) and I were sitting on the couch, most likely watching a recent English First Division match on the telly, when there is a knock on the door.

I open the door and it's Harry returning a couple of my videos. Chris and Glen were rather fixated on the action on the telly and were a bit put off when I paused the VCR to introduce them to my "visitor".

Once they all exchanged handshakes I quipped - "And Harry played on the 1950 team that beat...."

Before I had even finished the sentence they bolted up off that couch like the Queen herself had just entered the room! They knew how my sentence was going to finish and were just utterly and completely flabbergasted that this man was in their presence. Even though they did not recognize his name initially during the introductions they sure as hell knew what he had accomplished 35 years previous against their beloved Three Lions (something that 99.999% of Americans at that time would not have known, I might add).

Of course Harry graciously granted their requests for autographs and I got to sit there on that couch and listen to Harry go into the finest detail answering those two Englishmen's queries about Belo Horizante 1950.

So right before he excused himself for the evening Harry tells the little story about his encounter with the lady from Liverpool on a ferry while crossing the English Channel.

Harry, trying to impress the lady from Liverpool on his command of the King's English, quips-
"So you are a Liverpudlian?"

"No" she replies

"I'm an EVERTONIAN!"

This of course brought a smile to Chris - The Everton supporter's - face as big as the Gateway Arch.



WHAT A MAN! PURE CLASS.
February 08, 2012
To Harry Keough,
I remember hearing your name as a kid growing up within Scott Gallagher and you certainly defined the words soccer royalty. I'll always remember our random meeting at Shaw Park in Clayton as you juggled the ball with your grandkids watching OLOL. I remember being very nervous to introduce myself and you were a true gentleman and inspiration for our great game. My prayers are with you and your entire family.
February 08, 2012
Harry was a wonderful person who I have known for over 30 years and have had the pleasure to play soccer with and against during those years. He was an amazing soccer player who will be greatly missed.
February 08, 2012
One word says it all: Legendary...as a player, coach and human being. My condolences to the Keough Family, and thank you for sharing his time with all of us that will be forever grateful, to have known Harry.
February 08, 2012
I knew Harry through my wife Betty and the yearly St Philip Neri class reunions. For an athlete of his stature he was a very humble man. St Louis has lost an icon. Condolences to the Keough family.
February 08, 2012
To Harry Keough,
One of the truly great soccer icons of our time. It was a pleasure to have known you and played for you. You will be missed!
Condolences and prayers for the Keough family.

Vince Drake, Maryland Heights, Missouri
February 08, 2012
Condolences from one Kehoe family to another Keough family.
My father, Bob Kehoe, has not had a dry eye since he heard.

He speaks very highly of Harry.
Not only of his talents, but of the man.

The Bob Kehoe Family.
February 08, 2012
Harry was truly an inspiration for all St. Louis Soccer Players. His impact on our sport was profound to say the least. Harry was always carried himself with great class. Win or lose Harry always showed respect to his competitors. We'll miss you Harry.
February 08, 2012
Harry, we pray for you and yours. You will be missed in our hearts, on the field and off. D Darrell Smith
February 08, 2012
One of the most inspiring people to play for and to know.
February 08, 2012
Harry Keough,

A man viewed as a very humble and giving soccer icon, will be greatly missed as he has left many many great memories with those that he touched!

RIP.....

Thoughts and prayers to the entire Keough Family!!
February 08, 2012
From the time I was a kid in St.Louis he was a hero as a player and later as a coaching colleague and friend. A man who was respected and admired by all who came in contact with him. Everyone involved in soccer in the US will miss this icon of the Game. My condolences and prayers are with the Keough family.
February 08, 2012
My condolences to the Keough family. To me, Harry was an extraordinary human being. Not just by his soccer accomplishments, but more so by the way he lived his life, always conducting himself with class on and off the field. He was a great example to everyone who played for him.
Thank you Harry, it was truly my honor and privilege to know you.
February 08, 2012
To Ty and the Keough Family,
What a wonderful man was Harry Keough! I learned a lot about soccer from Harry the coach, and I learned a lot about life from Harry, the man. Thanks for letting me be a part of your life, Harry, and as the Irish would say, "May God hold you in the hollow of his hand!"
Pat "Lungs" Maloney, SLU '70
February 08, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Keough family on the passing of a great gentleman, Harry Keough. As an opposing coach while at the U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee I learned much from Harry. Mostly I learned how to be gracious and how to treat both the game and people with respect. No matter what the result of the match, Harry always had a kind word of praise for me and my team. I will never forget that , especially coming from one of America's greatest soccer legends. I was honored to compete against him and proud to call him a friend. We have lost one of the great men in soccer and one of the great men in our country. The world is a sadder place today.
February 08, 2012
To Ty and Family,

Please accept my condolences. It was certainly my privilege to know and play for Harry. He was very kind to me. Even though I was at the bottom of the depth chart he always made time to coach me as if I was one of the star players. After 33 years I can still remember exactly what he said to me during private conversations. I really looked up to him. He was an incredible mentor and role model and all of us are much better people for having known him.
February 08, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Harry and his family, friends and loved ones. It was such an honor and privilege to have followed his legacy at Saint Louis University! Harry is a legend and absolute first class person forever to us all!
February 08, 2012
I Was not one of the fortunate players to play for Harry but when I saw him he would treat me as if I did. I look forward to the day when I will be able to have that opportunity.
God Bless Harry.
February 08, 2012
Big "A", Ty, Colleen & Peggy
You're in my prayers.

"H" won't be forgotten.

Jerry Beckerle
February 08, 2012
Marilyn and I wish to express our sincerest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these days of sadness. In your time if need may you find peace and calm in memories, faith and freiends. We will pray God's comfort for your family in this time
February 08, 2012
My most sincere condolences to the entire Keough family. This is a great personal loss for you but also a significant loss for the extended US soccer family.
It was always an extreme pleasure to interact with Harry at various soccer occasions over the years, both nationally and internationally. He was an excellent player and coach, yet more importantly an endearing man of genuine class in all situations with all people.
A special memory for me is to have played against both Harry ('58) and Ty ('76) - gifted players both!
Again, with deepest sympathy,
February 08, 2012
Harry was such a class guy. They don't make guys like him anymore. He will really be missed. I'm on my way to Florida and won't be there, but Ty you had a class guy for a father as well you
February 08, 2012
Thank you Harry for being such an inspiration to all of the St. Louis soccer community and our country. Those of us who had the good fortune to grow up in St. Louis to see you coach and/or play, it gives us such great pride and a true sense of how blessed we were to have known you. My prayers are with your family in this difficult time. We'll miss you Harry, but always remember you!
February 08, 2012
Harry had a hugely positive impact on all who knew him. Playing for him was one of the greatest experiences I have had, an experience that was truly life-changing. While he will be deeply missed, I believe that Mark Demling is correct in saying that he will always be remembered in our conversations going forward. He was the closest to "royalty" we ever come in St. Louis.
February 08, 2012
Harry always treated everyone equally and encouraged each of us to be the best individual and player we could be. It was an important lesson to learn at an impresionable age, thanks. Tim Conway
February 08, 2012
We all know about Harry's accomplishments as a player and coach, but what I most admired about Harry were his accomplishments as a human being. His example as a devoted husband, father and friend played a very important role in my life. He taught me more off the field than on it, especially about being a family man by how he so honorably raised his children. As a matter of fact, I called him my American “father”.
I will never forget how welcome he made me feel in his home when I first arrived in the U.S. as a player for the St. Louis Stars and couldn't speak English. He went out of his way to speak in Spanish to make me feel comfortable. I will never forget the countless meals Alma would prepare for us at his home, the music we listened to, the stories he told, the team trips we took all over the United States, Europe and South America – all precious memories to me.

I will always be grateful for the opportunity he gave me to start my career as a Coach in this beloved country, and to work alongside him at SLU brought me so much joy. I thank the Lord, Jesus Christ, for blessing me with such a dear friend who impacted my life in such a great way. Thank you Harry for your loyal friendship and unconditional love.

My deepest condolences to Alma, Betty, Norma, Ty, Colleen, Peggy and all the grandchildren.
February 08, 2012
When you played on Harry's team during practice, your goal always had to be bigger than the opponents. I didn't like that much, but Harry said when we win, it makes us better than them. You usually won when you played on Harry's side, or at least played till we tied. We never lost. I understood that good feeling when we won and our goal was bigger. I loved that about Harry. Always give your opponent the advantage, and then beat him.

You won't be missed, because we'll always be talking about you.

Class Act with a capital C

Great memories!

Face
February 08, 2012
Harry was not only a great soccer coach and player but was a better person. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to play for him at SLU and to be able stay in touch with him through my friendship with Ty.
February 08, 2012
Dear Peggy, Colleen and Ty,
Thank you for sharing your Father with me!
Hugs
Tina Garcia Arras
February 08, 2012
To The Keough Family,
My heartfelt condolences on your loss, I hope that you can pull from the memories created and shared over the years. Harry paved the way for many of us and more than did his part to promote the sport that we all love. I will remember playing with him in soccer camps and getting an earfull if the ball wasn't delivered to his foot :-) May time pass quickly for you all during this period of adjustment. You have many supporting you in thoughts and prayers from your extended soccer family. Take care and may he rest in peace.
February 08, 2012
What a great man Harry was. I am so happy I had the opportunity to play for him and learn from him. He influenced the lives of so many in such a positive way
February 08, 2012
Keough Family
It is with great sadness that I read today while in Mexico training for preseason of the passing of Harry Keough.
Not only was Harry one of the best soccer players / coaches that I have ever know, but I always admired him as just a caring man.
Harry will always be remembered as a legend of US Soocer.
I remember when I started coaching at EIU in the 70's. We would play SLU in the NCAA playoffs and after the game which SLU would more often win than lose, Harry would always complement my team and say "how lucky SLU was to win." After listening to Harry talk about how good we played, I had to look at the scoreboard to confirm that we really lost the game. Harry Keough defined the words " man of class"
I was fortunate to travel with Harry to BRASIL with the NSCAA when the Brasilians were all in awe of Harry and the much noted victory vs. England in 1950 World Cup. It was so exciting to see the smiles on Harry's and his dear friend Miguel DeLima faces during those 10 days.
I wish all the Keough family God's Blessing during this very difficult time. Harry was loved by so many, he will be missed, but he will be remembered!

Schellas
February 08, 2012
Ty, my most sincere condolences. Without your Dad's backing, I don't think I'd ever have been accepted at Rollins. We'll all have great memories
February 08, 2012
You could just feel Harry's presence in a room. He oozed a sureness and confidence, yet, he was approachable, welcoming and understated. When he spoke he was so easy to listen to. He was always interesting, articulate, down to earth and never compromised his integrity. He was class. He was our coach and also our spokesman and his class brushed all of us lucky enough to play for him.

Thank you Alma and family for sharing Harry with us. I look forward to more time with Harry on the other side.
February 08, 2012
I remember in 1961, practicing for a Junior Cup match at Heine Meine filed, the Kutis team was practicing also, and they took the time to help us with a few pointers.. Mr Keough was a leader in helping us...A true Gentleman......Men Forever...Brothers For Life
February 08, 2012
My sympathies to the family. true gentleman and a credit to the soccer community.
February 08, 2012
My condolences to Ty and Family...they don't make them like him anymore...we all owe him...God Bless,Jimmy Harry Harrison....Hartwick,Essex Catholic..Kearny,nj Scots -Americans
February 08, 2012
My condolences to the Keough family. Harry was the mastermind behind all of those great SLU teams and their championships. Mr. Keough and my Dad shared many great memories together as players for Kutis, and the U.S. National teams. My Dad loved Harry Keough. I remember the great stories Harry used to tell and what a fine gentleman he was. St. Louis lost a soccer legend.
February 08, 2012
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE KEOUGH FAMILY.
February 08, 2012
Dear Betty, Norma and Harry's family,

I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Marcella (Bommarito) DePont
February 08, 2012
Harry, Thanks for all you have done for US Soccer. You were a great role model to the players and coaches of the St. Louis area. You showed all of us how to coach with class and how to treat others. You will be missed by all, especially the soccer community. My best to your lovely family during this hard time. May you and God have a cold Pepsi together. May you Rest in Peace. Thanks!
February 08, 2012
I was the SIUE Cheerleading Sponsor for 10 years and we attended virtually all Soccer games with Coach Bob Guelker. Our Soccer team was often paired against Harry's teams and our players had great respect for him--he will always be remembered as a great Soccer coach. Our Athletic Department and I extend condolences to the family.
February 08, 2012
In 2004, I had the honor of sitting with Harry and four of his teammates from that most famous game in 1950. I learned so much from those five gentlemen!! Harry will always live in our hearts.
Pat Parker
February 08, 2012
We all know about Harry's accomplishment as a player and kindness as a gentleman. But, what is not often mentioned is that Harry was also a very good ref.. His experience as a player assured a well called game. Plus, you could never get mad at him. Many people could learn from his humbleness.
February 08, 2012
To Ty and the entire Keough Family,

Your Dad Harry Keough was the warmest most genuine Man I have ever met. Harry always was extremely gracious, friendly and generous with his time whenever I had the pleasure of being around him. Harry enriched anyone who came into contact with him with his wonderful stories about his many soccer travels. Harry will be missed by all especially by everyone in the St. Louis soccer community.

Here is a little prayer for all the Keough Family,

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Best regards,

Tom Sweeney and Family
February 08, 2012
Norma and Betty - we are in Myrtle Beach on our annual vacations and were so sorry to learn from Yvonne, of the passing of your dear brother, Harry. As you know our thoughts and prayer are with you both. We love you. Dick and Puddy Dodds, Napanee, Ontario Canada
February 08, 2012
I always felt so proud to be a St. Louis soccer player because of men like Mr. Keough and Ty. I had the accidental good fortune to sit next to Harry and Ty at the first home game for AC St. Louis. My 10 year old son got to hear so many great stories from a great man that night and his legacy will carry on in all of us who looked up to him and strived to be like him.
February 08, 2012
To the Keough Family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Harry was a St. Louis icon for the love of the game his family and friends. He has now been reunited with the many greats that preceded him replaying every game they played or refereed.
The Larry King Family - St. Louis, Ft. Worth and Houston, Texas
February 08, 2012
I pray that the God of all comfort, comfort the family, friends, and fans of Harry Keough. What a wonderful time it will be when "God himself wipes out every tear from every ones eyes, and death will be no more."
February 08, 2012
"The Big Har!" Class individual! Brilliant Soccer Mind! Great Man! I owe so much to Harry as do many! I'll always remember Harry and have a smile on my face, great guy! Joe Olwig, St. Louis University 79-82'
February 08, 2012
Met Harry at the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony in St. Louis last October. I had already known his history and what a legend he was in the game of soccer. Thanks, Harry, for everything you have done all these years! Prayers go out to the Keough family...
February 08, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the entire Keough family. My father would tell us great soccer stories about playing with Mr. Keough on Kutis and the US National team. He mention not only what a great player and team leader Mr. Keough was, but he also referred to him as a great friend. God's grace be to you Mr. Keough.
February 08, 2012
Harry always had a warm smile and a welcoming handshake anytime we met. He always made me feel as if I was one of his countless players that he had helped throughout his career. He always made me feel a part of his team.

I truly believe that his accomplishments on the pitch are dwarfed by all the lives he touched and the good he did for the "beautiful game" throughout the area, country and the world. St. Louis and the game of soccer has lost one of it's Greatest Ambassadors and a Gentleman of the highest caliber.
My thoughts and prayers are with Harry's entire family.
February 08, 2012
I knew Harry as a coach and as a fellow soccer official. Above all, I knew Harry as a true gentleman. He always had a moment for anyone who wanted to talk, especially about soccer. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Terry Altepeter
February 08, 2012
A great man and true ambassador for the sport of soccer in the United States. I had the honor of having met him several times and he was always a class act. My condolences to the Keough family including his son Ty who has always embodied the same class his father clearly displayed. God Bless you Harry and thank you for all your contributions to the great sport of soccer we all love!
February 08, 2012
I feel blessed to have met Harry in many different capacities. As a player playing against his great St. Louis teams, as a coaching colleague and as a person who was so proud and such a great family man.
He was a great example of a fine coach who excelled at caring for his teams and players.
I will miss him but his legend carries on with his family.
February 08, 2012
To a wonderful individual. We will miss all the stories and history that was part of the Harry Keough package, in a legacy that will live within all of those who care about soccer, especially in St. Louis. It is now up to all of us to keep the legacy alive. My heartfelt condolences to the Keough family.
February 08, 2012
My name is John O'Toole, and I worked for Harry at Carrier Square from 1966 until 1972. Harry was the best boss that I ever had. I will always associate the game of soccer, which I tried to play for many years, with Harry. I watched him play at Fairground Park on Sundays for many years and could probably still remember the starting line up for the Kutis teams of the 50's.
I know that right now is a time of great sadness for you, but you can take comfort in the fact that Harry was a wonderful person and that everyone who knew Harry was proud to say that he was a friend.
February 08, 2012
Harry is a beloved friend who epitomized the ideal competitor. His gifts of generosity and ability to spin yarns were graces received from above. He was respected and loved by all who played for and against him. Ty my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. May he rest in peace. Hank Eichin, USAF Academy Soccer Coach, 1966-1974.
February 08, 2012
Thank you Harry for helping blaze the path for American Soccer's future generations. I will never forget the day you and the USA National Team defeated England in the 1950 World Cup. You and your teammates did it with passion, grit and determination. My sincere condolences to the Keough family.
February 08, 2012
From a soccer fan, my sincere condolences to the family of a soccer legend. May God be with you.
February 08, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 08, 2012
This was a great man. I only got to know Sir Harry over the last 15 years
and I am crushed. I can't imagine how all you guys who played for and with him feel
All of my love and respect to his wonderful family
February 08, 2012
During this time of grief and sorrow, God is healing the brokenhearted ones, And is binding up their painful spots (Psalm 147:3). My condolences to the family.
February 08, 2012
Truly a US Soccer legend who made many, many American soccer fans proud with his efforts for the National Team. You led the way for future generations. Thank you Harry.
February 08, 2012
To the the family of Harry Keogh - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
February 08, 2012
Alma,

Not only was Harry a great soccer player, he was a GREAT man. I will treasure all the fond memories I have of talking with Harry over the years & listening to his numerous soccer stories! So happy to have been able to have dinner with you, Harry, Norma & Betty so often since you moved to the "BOO". I will sure miss Harry & his great smile.
February 08, 2012
Harry,

Thanks for all the great dinner stories at the "BOO" with you, Alma, Norma & Betty. I'll never forget the ketchup and dessert of vanilla & chocolate ice cream at every meal. You will be sorely missed.
February 08, 2012
We have lost one of the true great soccer pioneers who will be missed. A true gentleman off the field and just a really genuine person. Ty, our condolences to the Keough family.
February 07, 2012
Thanks Harry. What a difference you made to so many young people.
February 07, 2012
It's a shame our 1950 squad isn't talked about the way our Basketball "Dream teams" and the US Ice Hockey squad that defeated the USSR are talked about.

At the least, Harry got to see the USWNT accomplish what our mens squad should have done a long time ago.

Go Harry! Go Keough Family! Go USA!
February 07, 2012
To Ty, your family, and closest friends, I wish you peace at a time of sorrow. Harry was loved and admired by all of us!
February 07, 2012
Meeting Harry was one of the highlights of my soccer supporting life. A legend in the game not only for the U.S. national team but in local soccer in the St. Louis area. A true legend and hero that will be missed yet his impact on the game will always remain.
February 07, 2012
Thanks for the memories
February 07, 2012
Harry Keough was a true pioneer of the game in the US. Besides beating England in 1950, St. Louis U. was the class of college soccer long before we had multiple divisions.
February 07, 2012
R.I.P. Harry, St Louis will miss you but I know in Heaven you will have a great team. I have many pictures of you at the Show me Games in Columbia with My Dad, Brother (Fred Tonnies) and son (Dan O'Donnell).
We will never forget you. Until we meet again. God Bless.
February 07, 2012
I first met Harry in 1970 when, as a member of the UCLA Soccer team's coaching/management staff, we played against the Billikens - and lost in the NCAA final. I also had the privilege of meeting him again three more times on the soccer pitch each time losing to his teams! He was a gentleman and an excellent competitor and a very worthy opponent. Descanza en paz, mi querido amigo! H. Ric Fonseca
February 07, 2012
I grew up with Ty, Colleen and Peggy and can not express the love and respect that Harry gave to his kids and wife and they in turn to their parents. Everyone knows Harry mostly from the world of soccer or working for the post office. I knew him as the kindest, gentle, patient father & grandfather who loved to teach and share his experience of soccer & coaching with others like each kid was his. He was modest about what he accomplished in life and loved every moment. From the stories I heard (and he loved to tell:-) there was never a dull moment on trips especially to Mexico. We all know he is in Heaven running God through a few drills and juggles sharing his ketchup and Pepsi. Love and many Blessings to the Keough Family.
February 07, 2012
Our sympathy to Harry's family in this difficult time. My son, Gregg, and I played soccer with Harry on a beach in Santos against a few Brazilians in 1987. That 1/2 hour was unforgettable as Harry not only could still play but his coaching insights were spot on - a truly remarkable person! The soccer world has lost an icon!
February 07, 2012
I never had the pleasure of actually watching Harry play soccer, but I did get the chance to witness one of his other major accomplishments, that of being a father.

Having worked alongside his son, Ty, for many years I have heard lots of stories from the many people who had been fortunate enough to walk alongside Harry for awhile. For one thing, I never look at a bottle of ketchup without thinking of him. :-)

He leaves a family, a legacy and a history he can be proud of.
February 07, 2012
A legend who will always be remembered.
February 07, 2012
Truly an American Soccer Legend. The contributions of his generation will live on. Thank you Harry.
February 07, 2012
My sincere sympathies to the entire Keough family. Harry Keough will always be remembered as one of American soccer's pioneers, leaders and legends. I never had the privilege of meeting him but I have gotten to know Ty over the years and it was always clear how proud of him Ty was and I'm sure the reverse was true as well. As long as soccer is played in America, the name of Harry Keough will be remembered.
February 07, 2012
Together We Are Strong. R.I.P Harry Keough!
February 07, 2012
Ty, my condolences to you and your family. I will forever remember your dad as an amazingly kind and caring man. In 1976, playing for Western Illinois @ UMSL in the Division II Midwest finals, a mistake I made lead to a sudden death goal by the Rivermen. Crying, laying flat on the pitch after the game, a gentleman walks onto the field puts his hand on my shoulder and says, "Son, one mistake does not take away the fact that you played a fine game. You should be proud of the way you battled.". I shall never forget your father ... An icon of American Soccer & a true Gentleman.

Gary Slettum, WIU '78
February 07, 2012
A great player, a great coach, a great man. A legend in every way. My sympathies to his family.
February 07, 2012
He was an icon! Rest in Peace!
February 07, 2012
To the family,I'm very sorry. Don't thinkwe are family, but my mother was a Keough,Catherine .I havelost her too.N.Y.
February 07, 2012
I'm so lucky to have come in contact with and gotten to know Harry; he was truly an American soccer treasure! He was the absolute complete soccer personality reaching the highest level as a player, coach, historian and ambassador. His legacy-soccer in America! Condolences to Harry's family and friends.
February 07, 2012
Harry was always a Gentleman when I would see him at The Soccer Hall of Fame. It was such an honor and fun, listening to him. Thanks Harry. All my thoughts to The Keough Family.
February 07, 2012
Ty, Your father was one of the "Giants" of the game. He was a pioneer. Without him the phenomenal growth that soccer has experienced would never have been possible. I did not know him well but do know how well you have maintained and carried on his legacy. He surely was proud of your contributions to the game he loved. My sympathy to you and the rest of your family in this difficult time.

Richard Broad
February 07, 2012
One of America's greats has left us for God's pitch. His legacy shines brightly. Condolences to his family.
February 07, 2012
Harry Keough was a soccer legend and a national treasure. It is with deepest sympathy that I extend my condolences to entire Keough family.
February 07, 2012
I remember Coach Keough when Ty played there. I was UCLA captain and met and liked both Coach and Ty. The soccer world will miss him very much. My deepest sympathies to the Keough family.
February 07, 2012
Ty: My son Garth and I met up with your Dad in France in 1998 for the World Cup. It was a wonderful chance occurrence to bump into and reconnoiter with another St Louis citizen, and a famous one at that. An event that we will always remember. Sincerely and with condolences from the entire Curtiss family.
February 07, 2012
Having had the pleasure of receiving instruction and enthusiasm from Coach Keough in the 60's and 70's, I would like the family to know how important he was to those of us that loved the sport. Irreplaceable pillar in St. Louis. My prayers are with this great family. Hazelwood West 75.
February 07, 2012
I was privileged to travel (as a journalist) with Harry on a trip to Brazil. Along with Walter Bahr (also on the trip), we visited Belo Horizonte, the site of that legendary 1950 victory. Harry downplayed his role -- but it was immense, and being able to be there with him is a memory I will always cherish. He was humble about his accomplishments; he reached out to the young players on that trip; he was entertaining -- soccer has lost a true gentleman.
February 07, 2012
To the Keough Family and the extended US Soccer family,

Condolences on teh passing of a gentle giant, a legendary player, coach, referee,man. As a St. Louisan growing up, I saw him everywhere in my youth, Carondelet park, CYC games, reffing allsorts of High School games ( go Lindbergh Flyers!) and then I was luck enough to have had him as a coach at camps. I even saw him at Steamers games a few times inthe 80s.

YAnyway, you will be missed. god bless.
February 07, 2012
Have been to many places, have met many people all over the world, but very few as good as Harry! Wish we would have many Harrys in the world, not only as soccer players but as people. Will miss him dearly.
February 07, 2012
So glad I was able to meet Harry this past summer after hearing about him all my life as the "famous" St. Louis Soccer player. With deepest sympathy and prayers for Harry to Alma, Betty & Norma and the Keough family.
February 07, 2012
Harry was the cornerstone of St. Louis Soccer and a national hero. Great loss to the Beautiful Game.
February 07, 2012
My condolences to the Keough Family.

Kenneth Newman
Chicago, IL
February 07, 2012
I wish peace for Harry and comfort for his family.
February 07, 2012
Harry was a good teammate, opponent and friend for many years. Condolences to his family.
February 07, 2012
My most heartfelt sympathy to the Keough family, a legend had left us and will forever be missed. An outstanding player, a highly successful coach but most of all a great person.
February 07, 2012
Another great soccer man is gone but his legacy remains. Sincere condolences to Ty and the rest of the Keough family.
February 07, 2012
To Ty & Your family:

Your dad was well known as a soccer coach. I don't know if enough people knew of his "greatness" as a man! For two years back in the late 70's, he allowed me the ultimate experience of just being a walk-on on his Teams. What I learned about the game of soccer was incredible. What I learned about the game of life will never be forgotten. May he now roam the back line of the greenest pitch ever imagined. My deepest regards.
February 07, 2012
I was saddened to read of your loss today. I had the honor of meeting Harry once or twice. I met him because my sister is a good friend of his sisters. He was extremely nice and down to earth. He touched the lives of so many people in such a positive way.
February 07, 2012
May you find strength and comfort from God's words at Isaiah 65:17, 21-25 as you look to Him to strengthen you during this time of sadness.
February 07, 2012
My image of Harry Keough will always be of him patrolling midfield at Fairgrounds Park in the great games against St. Ambrose. He was Mr. St. Louis Soccer to many in my generation! My sincerest condolences to his family.
February 07, 2012
I had the privilege of meeting Harry when visiting the convention or on the road with our teams. A complete gentleman, and a kindly soul . Harry was a credit to his family and to the game of soccer .
In our world there are not enough people Like Harry Keough
February 07, 2012
So sad to see a legend go. I was fortunate enough to have met him in my soccer life. None better. Rest now Harry. My best to the family.
February 07, 2012
Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Keough family.

Pat & Jerry Zagarri
February 07, 2012
Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Keough family.

Pat & Jerry Zagarri
February 07, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Keough family. Harry Keough was a real legend and he will be missed.
February 07, 2012
The stories I've read about the 1950 World Cup, Harry Keough, and the rest of those guys, always bring a big smile to my face. I wish I could've met the man, I'm sure I'd have been pleased. Thanks for the memories.
February 07, 2012
My sincere condolences to Alma, Ty and the Keough family. Harry is a great person...he will be missed!
February 07, 2012
To the entire Keough Family our thoughts and prayers. My father still tells us all the soccer stories of days gone by....we never tire of hearing them. Thanks for the stories and my fathers memories of the great days of old tyme soccer. Rest in Peace Mr. Keough. Give Raul a big hug and toast to you both....many great conversations going on in Heaven right now.
February 07, 2012
As a late comer to the game, I always felt honored when Mr. Keough was assigned to work one of our matches when I was a young coach. I also had the honor of being able to say that we coached against each other when he volunteered his time at Washington U. as an assistant with the women's program. He always remembered me as a goalie. He was a very genuine soul who never, ever seemed to take anything for granted nor expect something extra because he was Harry Keough. Rest in Peace sir and I'm certain that there's a field in Heaven anxiously awaiting your arrival.
February 07, 2012
My sincere condolences to Mrs. Keough, Ty and the Keough family. Mr. Keough is a epic legend of US Soccer and is respected and admired by anyone I have ever spoken to that knows the game of football in the United States. He will be missed. Gods speed.
Sincerely, James A Welch
Buffalo, NY
Supporter of US Soccer / Fan of the beautiful game
February 07, 2012
What great memories I have as a kid going to the Bob Guelker summer soccer camp at SIUE. Mr. Keough was the most entertaining coach, and all of the kids wanted to get instruction with him. He was larger than life to those of us that knew about his great soccer history. This is a man that may be gone, but will definitely never be forgotten. My deepest regards, Brett Borders
February 07, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Harry is up talking soccer with Raul right now. If only we could hear there conversation. God bless all of you.
February 07, 2012
Harry is the greatest! We will all miss him. He is a man with a beautiful heart!
February 07, 2012
You will be missed Mr. Keough. One of the biggest thrills of my soccer days was you and your son Ty refereeing our high school conference championship game. God Bless !!!
February 07, 2012
To Ty and the entire Keough Family:

Please accept my sincere condolences upon hearing the news of Harry's passing earlier today. I took my first ever international trip in 1987 to Honduras with the U-17 National Team and Harry was the Head of Delegation for the team. What a fabulous memory I have of that trip and it was mostly because of Harry. What a wonderful man and ambassador of and for the sport. A true Giant of the game but the most humble and down to earth person I've ever met in our sport. You will be missed.
Thom Meredith
Newtown, PA
February 07, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Keough family. Thank you Harry for your service to the beautiful game in the city of St. Louis and throughout the country.
February 07, 2012
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