Eddie Gauss Obituary, Death – The passing of GAK Hall of Famer and one of the finest soccer players the GAK has ever produced, Eddie Gauss, is a sad day for the GAK. First joining the GAK’s “little bigger league” when he was eight years old, then the GAK’s “juniors,” and lastly the GAK’s “men,” he has played on every level of GAK baseball team.
This person spent nearly 30 years as a member of the GAK soccer clan. Over the course of his 30+ year career, he was a key member of teams that won multiple State and Regional titles in the men’s division, often while playing under great coach Joe Schoen. When he was in high school, he was a member of the national champion Steinert team of 1977. When he was a senior at Steinert, he scored 28 goals, more than everyone else in Mercer County.
He was named to both the high school all-American and all-state teams, and he was also named the Trenton Times player of the year. He played four years as a starter and two as captain during his time at the University of Maryland. The Pennsylvania Keystoners of the American Soccer League (ASL) drafted him to their professional team. The Keystoners reached the ASL championship game in his rookie year, but ultimately fell to the Jacksonsville Teamen.
He finished his professional career in the American Soccer League with the Rochester Flash before returning home to play with the GAK men’s squad. Eddie’s ties to his former club, GAK, ran deep; he started and concluded his professional soccer career with the same organization. We share the GAK Community’s and the world’s heartfelt condolences with the whole Gauss family on this tragic loss. Schedule details will be announced at a later time.