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Alexander Wood - Class of 2020


Alexander Wood's Bio

Alexander Wood was previously inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1986 based on being a member of the first USMNT World Cup team, pleaying as a left back in the 1930 World Cup in Uruguay. Born in Scotland in 1907, Wood migrated to Gary, IN as a teenager. He played professionally in Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn and in the United Kingdom. He is distinguished to be the first player associated with Leicester City to have played in the World Cup. He finished his playing career with Nottingham Forest.

He went on to serve as the Technical Director for the Portage Parks Department Soccer league - the 1st city wide league in Indiana.