Another member of famous 1950 World Cup team passes away

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Sad news from the U.S. Soccer site, which reports that yet another member of that famous, United States 1950 World Cup squad has died.

John “Clarkie” Souza died Sunday at the age of 91, according to U.S. Soccer. Souza was a starter on the U.S. squad that upset England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

This comes just more than a month after Harry Keough, one of the better known members of that 1950 World Cup side, died at his home in St. Louis. Keough was 84.

Souza appeared 16 times for his country, including that start on June 29, 1950, in Belo Hoirzonte, in what is often considered the greatest upset in soccer history.

Souza also served aboard a U.S. Navy ship in the South Pacific during World War II.