Joe “Eric” Baer

Joe “Eric” Baer (Veteran) – Inducted 2012

Joe was born in Germany and emigrated to Baltimore when he was ten.  He achieved All-American honors at the University of Maryland and was named to the US Olympic team in 1952.  After some time away from the game, Joe again became involved with the formation of Montgomery Soccer, Inc.  His MSI travel team was a high-quality team that was allowed to play Virginia teams and enter what later became the National Capital Soccer League, which he helped organize and develop.  Joe received the Founder’s Award from NCSL for his efforts in the development of youth soccer in the DC/Virginia/Maryland region.  He was also a referee for many years.