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5 On Your Side Countdown: The 10 greatest soccer players in St. Louis history

It's no secret that our town is a soccer hotbed. But who's the best to ever come out of St. Louis? We count them down

ST. LOUIS — If you're from St. Louis, there's no doubt you know just how big of a soccer town this is.

There is a lot of rich tradition in St. Louis, from legendary teams to locals who have gone on to become superstars.

We've been doing a lot of ranking at 5 On Your Side with sports on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now it's soccer's turn to take the spotlight.

With the help of Mr. St. Louis soccer, Bill McDermott, here is our countdown of the 10 greatest soccer players in St. Louis history.

Do you agree? Let us know.

10: Taylor Twellman

One of the most impressive multi-sport athletes in the past 30 years in St. Louis.

The king of the penalty area played for the U.S. National Team, in the MLS and is currently the head soccer analyst at ESPN.

U.S.A.'s Taylor Twellman reacts after he scored during the second half against Panama in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005. U.S.A. won 2-0. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki)

9: Brad Davis

Perhaps the best lefty to ever come out of St. Louis.

He was a star at SLU, and then on the national stage with Team USA.

Davis has the sixth most games ever played in the MLS.

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Houston Dynamo Brad Davis, left, and Seattle Sounders FC's James Rile during a soccer game Saturday, August 23, 2008 at Robertson Stadium in Houston.(AP Photo/Bob Levey)

8: Bobby Kehoe

Kehoe was a member of the first ever soccer team in SLUH history.

He ended up in the United States National Soccer Hall of Fame. He helped put soccer on the map in the St. Louis area.

7: Becky Sauerbrunn

From roots in Ladue, Beck Sauerbrunn ascended to legend status.

She's won a gold medal and two world cups. Not a bad resume, huh? She's the ultimate team player.

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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Becky Sauerbrunn kisses the trophy as Lauren Holiday, left, and Kelley O'Hara, right, look on after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. If the defending champions make the field for soccer’s premier event in France next year, it will be Sauerbrunn’s third World Cup. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

6: Lori Chalupny

She's an Olympic gold medalist and has a World Cup title to her name.

She's currently a coach at Maryville University, and has made her hometown very, very proud.

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United States midfielder Lori Chalupny is tripped during their third place match against Norway at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament in Shanghai, China, Sunday Sept. 30, 2007. The U.S. won 4-1. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

5: Carl Gentile

He played three professional sports; baseball, football and soccer.

An electric player. When he had the ball, you were on the edge of your seat.

Credit: Bill McDermott

4: Frank Borghi

The only goalkeeper on our list. Became a goalie because he thought he lacked the necessary skills to play any other position.

He's not only a National Soccer Hall of Famer, he's a war hero.

He fought on D-Day at the Battle of the Bulge, winning a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Credit: Bill McDermott

3: Harry Keough

The king of St. Louis soccer royalty.

He was the star of the legendary Kutis teams and a member of the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.

He won five NCAA championships at SLU.

2: Al Trost

He was a former captain of the U.S. Men's National Team, nicknamed "Captain America.

A well deserving member of the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Credit: Bill McDermott

1: Pat McBride

Everyone wanted to play like Pat McBride.

Played for SLUH, SLU, the United States Men's National Team and is a member of the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.

The top spot on our list goes to Pat McBride.

Credit: Bill MCDermott

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