He’s best known as Fox Soccer’s refereeing expert, but Machnik has spent a lifetime in the game – as a player, coach, ref, and much more besides. Michael Lewis talks to a true American pioneer
Joe Machnik. That name or his face just might ring a bell. You might have seen him running on the soccer field as a player, or as a referee, or on the sidelines as a coach. Or you might have participated in one of his soccer camps. Or more recently perhaps you have seen him on TV as Dr Joe, when he tackles some of the knotty problems and refereeing decisions of the beautiful game.