|Full name||William McPherson|
|Date of birth||September 22, 1897|
|Place of birth||Greenock, Scotland|
|Date of death||July 1976 (aged 79)|
|Playing position||Wing Half|
|1923-1930||Fall River Marksmen||331||(53)|
|1931||→ New York Yankees||17||(0)|
|1931-1932||→ New Bedford Whalers|
|1932-1934||Stix, Baer and Fuller|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
William "Bill" McPherson (September 22, 1897 – July 1976) was a Scottish American soccer wing half. He began his career in Scotland before moving to the American Soccer League. He also spent time in the St. Louis Soccer League, winning a total of five league titles and seven National Challenge Cups during his career.
American Soccer League
When he arrived, he signed with the Fall River Marksmen of the American Soccer League seeing time in only four games at the end of the 1922-1923 season. He spent most of ten seasons with the Marksmen, winning six league titles and three National Challenge Cups (1924, 1927, 1930). In 1931, the Marksmen merged with the New York Soccer Club to form the New York Yankees. He remained with the renamed team for the spring 1931 season. That summer, McPherson won his fourth Challenge Cup with the Yankees. In the summer of 1931, the Yankees merged with the Fall River F.C. to form the New Bedford Whalers. Once again McPherson remained with the renamed club, winning the 1932 National Challenge Cup over Stix, Baer and Fuller F.C. of the St. Louis Soccer League (SLSL).
St. Louis Soccer League
By this time the ASL was on its last legs and Alex McNab left the team to sign with SBF. When he arrived in St. Louis, he induced several of his ex-team mates, including McPherson, to join him. They did so and immediately took SBF to two league and two National Cup championships.
American Soccer League II
In 1934, McPherson moved back east to sign with the Pawtucket Rangers who were now competing in the second American Soccer League, the first having collapsed in 1933. In 1935, McPherson went to yet another National Cup final, but this time his team failed to take home the title. The Rangers were defeated in three games (7-6 aggregate) by the St. Louis Central Breweries F.C. who featured several of his former team mates from Stix, Baer and Fuller F.C.