Bob Matteson

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Bob Matteson
Personal information
Full name Robert Matteson
Date of birth (1952-06-02) June 2, 1952 (age 65)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1970–1973 Saint Louis Billikens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1974 St. Louis Kutis
1975–1978 St. Louis Stars 69 (2)
National team
1974 United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bob Matteson is a retired American soccer player who spent his career as a defender or defensive midfielder. He spent four seasons in the North American Soccer League and earned two caps with the U.S. national team.

Youth and college[edit]

Matteson attended St. Mary's High School where he played on the boys' soccer team. Matteson and his team mates went undefeated during the 1969-1970 season, winning the Missouri state high school championship. In 1970, he entered St. Louis University, playing on the men's soccer team until 1973. At the time, St. Louis was the dominant college soccer team, winning the 1970, 1972 and 1973 NCAA championship. Matteson received individual recognition was a third team All American in 1971 and 1973. In addition to playing for his high school and collegiate teams, Matteson also played with St. Louis Kutis S.C. as a youth player from 1969 to 1974. In 1971, Matteson was with Kutis when they won the U.S. Amateur Cup.[1]

Professional[edit]

Matteson signed with the St. Louis Stars of the North American Soccer League in 1974. He played four seasons with the Stars, retiring from playing professionally in 1977.

National team[edit]

Matteson earned two caps with the U.S. national team, both in September 1974. On September 5, he started in a 3-1 loss to Mexico. Dave Coskunian replaced him in the 84th minute. Three days later, he again started in another loss, this time 1-0, to Mexico. He was replaced by Barry Barto.[2]

Coaching[edit]

Matteson currently coaches youth soccer in St. Louis.

Matteson was inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall Fame in 2007.[3]

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