The Scott Gallagher Soccer Club traces its roots back to 1976, when St. Louisan Jim Scott – the owner of a sheet-metal company called Scott-Gallagher, Inc. – began lending sponsorship assistance to a small soccer club from north St. Louis County called Ruiz S.C. One year later, Mr. Scott assumed the sponsor role of the club, and after a two-year transition period, the club officially began playing as Scott Gallagher Soccer Club in 1979. At that time, the club consisted of only four select boy’s teams. Just two years later, the Scott Gallagher U-19 boys team went on to win the club’s first national Championship in the 1981 McGuire Cup. In 1983, the club received wide recognition for its unprecedented achievement of winning four Regional Championships in the same year. In 1984, Scott Gallagher S.C. notched its second McGuire Cup National Championship. Regularly ranked among Soccer America’s list of the top 20 boy’s soccer clubs, through 2008 Scott Gallagher S.C. achieved 11 National Championship titles and countless Regional and State championships.
In early 2007, St. Louis Soccer Club, Scott Gallagher Soccer Club, and Metro United Soccer Club, explored the possibility of bringing the three groups together to better serve the soccer community of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area. By combining the talent and efforts of three of the area’s leading clubs, St. Louis would boast a unique, vertically integrated soccer organization of the highest quality – from entry level all the way through the professional ranks. A vision was developed that would allow St. Louis to remain competitive nationally as the game of soccer was growing and developing at a record pace.
Since the merging of the area’s three leading youth soccer clubs in 2008, St. Louis Scott Gallagher has emerged as a national leader in youth soccer. Building on a proud history of on field success and a historic soccer culture, the organization has worked tirelessly to fulfill its mission: To be the best club in the country. A club that positively impacts the development of our players on and off the field and positively impacts our community.