Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead

June 18, 2018 - 1:18 pm

Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, had died at age 91.

Bahr died Monday in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, from complications that resulted from a broken hip, according to granddaughter Lindsey D. Bahr, a film writer for The Associated Press.

A midfielder who scored one goal in 19 international appearances, Bahr collected a throw-in from Ed McIlvenny on June 29, 1950, at Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and took a shot from about 25 yards that Joe Gaetjens deflected past goalkeeper Bert Williams with a diving header late in the first half. The U.S. held on for a 1-0 win, a triumph portrayed in the 2005 movie "The Game of Their Lives."

Sons Chris and Matt Bahr both became NFL placekickers.

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