Bill McDermott reflects on life of local soccer legend Frank Borghi

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ST. LOUIS - A famous soccer star died Monday at 89.

Frank Borghi was the goalie for the 1950 U.S. Men’s Soccer Team, which beat England 1-0 in the World Cup. The match became the basis for the 2005 film The Game of Their Lives. Gerard Butler played Borghi in the movie.

“Mr. Soccer” Bill McDermott visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to talk with John Pertzborn about Borghi’s life and legacy on and off the soccer pitch.

Borghi is survived by his wife, Rosemary, and seven children. His funeral will be Friday morning at St. Ambrose Church.

Borghi’s death leaves just one surviving member of the 1950 team – Walter Bahr.

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