Joseph Maca was an American soccer player who earned three caps as left back for the United States men's national soccer team and played in the United States' 1–0 defeat of England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Before World War II, Maca played for the Belgian Third Division team Royal Cercle Sportif La Forestoise (51) in Brussels. During the war, he served for 12 months in the Belgian Army where he played on the Army team. He also earned a medal for his role in the resistance.

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  • Joseph Maca was an American soccer player who earned three caps as left back for the United States men's national soccer team and played in the United States' 1–0 defeat of England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Before World War II, Maca played for the Belgian Third Division team Royal Cercle Sportif La Forestoise (51) in Brussels. During the war, he served for 12 months in the Belgian Army where he played on the Army team. He also earned a medal for his role in the resistance. After the war, he moved to the United States and joined Brooklyn Hispano of the American Soccer League. He was selected to the ASL All-Star Team in 1949 and 1950. His three caps for the U.S. team were all during the 1950 World Cup, where he scored one goal against Chile on a penalty kick. Although he was not a U.S. citizen, he had declared his intention to gain citizenship and under the rules of the United States Soccer Football Association at the time, he was eligible to play. He eventually did become a U.S. citizen. After the World Cup, he moved to Belgium and played for Royal White Star Athletic Club (47) in 1950-1951 before returning to the U.S. Maca was inducted to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1976 along with his 1950 U.S. teammates.
  • Joseph "Joe" Maca foi um futebolista belga que defendeu a Seleção Norte-Americana. Jogava na terceira divisão nacional até a Segunda Guerra Mundial, quando fez parte da resistência belga. Após a Guerra, foi para Nova York. Pela equipe dos melhores jogadores dos EUA, chegou a enfrentar Escócia e Inter de Milão. Foi chamado para a Copa do Mundo de 1950, participando dos três jogos. Após a inesperada vitória sobre a Inglaterra, os norte-americanos foram enfrentar o Chile com chances de classificação. Os chilenos abriram 2 x 0, e os EUA chegaram a empatar, tendo sido de Maca o tento de empate, de pênalti. O Chile, entretanto, acabaria ganhando por 4 x 2. Fora um dos vários estrangeiros do selecionado dos EUA.
  • Joseph Maca fue un futbolista estadounidense que jugó como defensor.
  • Joseph Maca était un joueur de football de nationalité belge naturalisé américain.
  • Joseph Maca – amerykański piłkarz, belgijskiego pochodzenia, grywał na pozycji obrońcy. 3-krotny reprezentant kraju. Uczestnik MŚ 1950.
  • Джо́зеф Ма́ка — американский футболист бельгийского происхождения, защитник, выступал на чемпионате мира 1950 года, участник знаменитого матча против англичан в Белу-Оризонти 29 июня 1950 года.
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  • Joseph Maca was an American soccer player who earned three caps as left back for the United States men's national soccer team and played in the United States' 1–0 defeat of England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Before World War II, Maca played for the Belgian Third Division team Royal Cercle Sportif La Forestoise (51) in Brussels. During the war, he served for 12 months in the Belgian Army where he played on the Army team. He also earned a medal for his role in the resistance.
  • Joseph "Joe" Maca foi um futebolista belga que defendeu a Seleção Norte-Americana. Jogava na terceira divisão nacional até a Segunda Guerra Mundial, quando fez parte da resistência belga. Após a Guerra, foi para Nova York. Pela equipe dos melhores jogadores dos EUA, chegou a enfrentar Escócia e Inter de Milão. Foi chamado para a Copa do Mundo de 1950, participando dos três jogos.
  • Joseph Maca fue un futbolista estadounidense que jugó como defensor.
  • Joseph Maca était un joueur de football de nationalité belge naturalisé américain.
  • Joseph Maca – amerykański piłkarz, belgijskiego pochodzenia, grywał na pozycji obrońcy. 3-krotny reprezentant kraju. Uczestnik MŚ 1950.
  • Джо́зеф Ма́ка — американский футболист бельгийского происхождения, защитник, выступал на чемпионате мира 1950 года, участник знаменитого матча против англичан в Белу-Оризонти 29 июня 1950 года.
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