Ian Joy Returns to Germany

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by prowazekii, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
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  2. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    I can't fault his rationale.
     
  3. taylor

    taylor Member+

    Jun 9, 2000
    Fav team: FC CARL ZEISS JENA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I wrote a telling he should come play for Jena...
     
  4. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
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  5. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
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  6. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
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  7. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    Philly Union will be looking for players soon.

    Just sayin!
     
  8. prowazekii

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    Jun 21, 2008
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    He left RSL to be closer to his daughter in Germany. I don't think Philly is that much closer than Salt Lake.
     
  9. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    My parents have lived on the West Coast before and hated the long ass flight back to home (Ireland).

    It makes a big difference.

    11ish hour flight vs. 8ish hour flight is pretty big deal for frequent travelers such as Mr. Joy or my father.
     
  10. prowazekii

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    Jun 21, 2008
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  11. prowazekii

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    Jun 21, 2008
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  12. Offebacher

    Offebacher Member

    May 14, 2006
    Houston
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    Probably signed already like he said, this article has a snippet that he is about to (but who knows when the source got the information).

    http://www.donaukurier.de/sport/fussball/fcingolstadt04/fc04-berichte/art19158,2174272

    Translation: It is looking more and more likely that the signing of LB Ian Joy will happen. The 28 Year old has been training with the Club for over a week and previously played in Germany for HSV II and St. Pauli, it is our understanding that he is about to sign a contract.
     
  13. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
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    not sure if he has signed on the dotted line yet, but he went 90 today in a friendly against 1860 Munich
    Ian was called for a foul in the box that led to penalty, but Ingostadt won 2-1.
     
  14. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    He has signed with them, but so far he didn't make the bench in the two league games since his signing.
     
  15. krelmatrix

    krelmatrix Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Leipzig, Germany
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He did play in a regional cup game for them (Bayrischer Toto-Pokal - lower league feeder to the DFB Cup) a few weeks ago which the team won 4-2. The next round is tomorrow, but I guess his participation might depend on how pooped he is after the 1860 friendly.
     
  16. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Joy has started Ingolstadt's last two games. He went 90 in a 0-0 draw against Dynamo Dresden and then 73' in a 1-0 win over Heidenheim.

    Ingolstadt are 6th, but only two points out of the 3rd place playoff spot and three points out of the automatic promotion zone.
     
  17. prowazekii

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    Jun 21, 2008
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  18. prowazekii

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    Jun 21, 2008
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    Looks like Ian will be on the move again:

    "I am now back to top fitness and raring to go again, but the winter break is coming up and it looks like finances at the club and doubt over my fitness might prevent me from staying in Ingolstadt," he reported.

    "I have been training and playing here in Ingolstadt with no salary for the last four months and there has to be a point where I start to earn money again. It looks like I might have to move away from Ingolstadt to find that."

    He is looking at other German clubs and a possible return to MLS. RSL are willing to allow him to sign with another MLS team though they hold his rights.

    http://www.soccer365.com/americans_abroad/story_161209231152.php
     
  19. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    So he was playing for no money while RSL won the MLS Cup.

    Bet he regrets that move...........
     
  20. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
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    United States
    He moved to Germany to be close to his daughter. This is admirable. However, he didn't line up a job prior to leaving RSL and heading over. As he mentions in the article most of the team lineups at the 2.BL level were set by then. So he took what he could get, and that was Ingolstadt of the 3.BL. And while they are doing quite well and probably will be promoted to 2.BL next season, they have money issues. He signed some sort of pay for play deal and then got injured. Thus not playing much and not earning much.
     
  21. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    I know all that stuff. Was just commenting.

    In the new article:
     
  22. prowazekii

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    Jun 21, 2008
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  23. prowazekii

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    Jun 21, 2008
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  24. prowazekii

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    Jun 21, 2008
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