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OBITUARY: Jack Hynes (1920-2013)
August 4th, 2013 3:49AM

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National Soccer Hall of Famer Jack Hynes passed away Saturday at the age of 92 at his home in Staten Island, N.Y. The Scottish-born U.S. international starred in the American Soccer League in a 23-year career interrupted only by service in World War II, where he was injured in the Battle of the Bulge.

Hynes returned to star for the New York Americans. He played all four games for the USA in World Cup qualifying in Mexico City in 1949 but was not selected to the team that went to Brazil for the 1950 finals.

“Jack said a couple of things that were not taken well by soccer administrators. He should’ve been on the 1950 team and, if he had been, he would’ve been a starter,” Walter Bahr, who first met Hynes in the service in 1943 and played with him on the national team, told the Staten Island Advance. “He was one of the better players on the 1949 team, and rumor has it politics played a part in Jack being left off.”

Hynes remained a star in the ASL, winning MVP honors at the age of 36 in 1956 and finishing as the runner-up two years later.

He retired as a New York fireman in 1975 and was inducted in the Soccer Hall of Fame two years later. He started the Monsignor Farrell high school program in 1976 and coached the team for 19 years.

Hynes' wife, the former Ruth Joan Glennon, died in 2007. He is survived by his sister Ann Smith; sons John and Ed Hynes; daughter Jill Hynes; and three grandchildren.


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  1. Walt Pericciuoli
    commented on: August 4, 2013 at 10:13 a.m.
    One of our greats.I'm sure you'll see all your old mates Soccer Heaven. Rest in Peace.


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