Pete Matevich

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Pete Matevich is a former American soccer player who earned four caps, scoring two goals, as a member of the U.S. national team in 1949.

Professional career[edit]

Matevich was a member of the Chicago Maroons of the North American Soccer Football League. In 1946, he was the league’s second leading scorer behind Gil Heron with seven goals.[1] After the league folded in the fall of 1947, he moved to the Chicago Slovaks of the National Soccer League of Chicago.

National team[edit]

Matevich played earned his first cap with the U.S. national team in a June 19, 1949 loss to Scotland. He went on to play three qualifying games for the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He scored two goals in the last U.S. game, a 5–2 victory over Cuba.[2] Despite that contribution, he was not selected for the World Cup roster.

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