John Stremlau is a retired United States. soccer player who played five seasons in the North American Soccer League and at least six in the Major Indoor Soccer League.
Stremlau grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Stremlau grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri. He attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Southern Illinois University-East) where he played on the men’s soccer team from 1972 to 1975. He finished his collegiate career ranked sixth on the both the school’s career goals and points lists with 33 and 91 respectively.
He was elected to the SIUE Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.
College Professional In 1976, Stremlau signed with the Dallas Tornado of the North American Soccer League (NASL). He moved to the Saint Louis Stars for the 1977 season before moving again, this time to the Houston Hurricane in 1978. The Hurricane folded in 1980, but Stremlau was already an established indoor soccer player and he continued his career in that venue.
When the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) began, the Houston franchise, known as Houston Summit. decided to import most of its players from the local NASL team, the Houston Hurricane.
Stremlau joined the Summit and spent two indoor seasons with the team In 1980, the Hurricane folded and the Summit moved to Baltimore.
Stremlau moved to the Saint Louis Steamers where he played three more seasons before being traded to the Kansas City Comets. Olympic team In 1975, Stremlau was part of the United States. Olympic soccer team which attempted, but failed to qualify for the 1976 Summer Olympics.
On April 20, 1975, he scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to Bermuda.
Stremlau coaches youth soccer in Street.Louis with the Busch Soccer Club. In 2005, he was inducted into the Saint Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.