This weekend I received a copy of USA-Portugal in the mail and was finally able to see and hear the American (Mine eyes have seen the glory) version of the broadcast. At halftime, there was a nice segment on JOB that showed a lot of highlights and an interview. It left me with a few questions though... #1 He left California at age 16 to go to the Ajax Academy, that is well known...but exactly how does one do that? I was under the belief that if Ajax liked you as a youth player, they would sign you and then you could train there etc...The way the ESPN thing portrayed it was more like a "university". You go, you pay, if they like you you can move up etc...How exactly does this work? Did he have to pay to go there? If not, what did JOB do in his youth to get looks from Ajax..I dont recall him playing for any of the US youth teams. #2 Earnie Stewart was also featured in this interview, and he made some comments about how difficult it was too move up in the ranks of the Ajax Academy and what an accomplishment that is for a foreigner and particularly an American. He also made a comment that "it is the dream of every Dutch boy to play for Ajax". While certainly not every kid in Holland wants to play for Ajax, I'm wondering how many kids are in fact at the Academy and how difficult it really is to get to the first team. Secondly, we all know about the Dutch who have gotten their start there, Davids, Bergkamp, Seedorf etc...but how many Foreigners have achieved what JOB has coming through thier systems? #3 They showed some highlights of a few of his goals. One in particular was AMAZING and I wonder who it was against and whether i was a Dutch League match or a Dutch Cup...I'll try to cue it for you... The opponent was wearing all black kits and the keeper had a grey/yellow kit...A cross comes in from the right and JOB jumps what seems to be 10 feet in the air and volleys it with his foot making contact at the same level as his markers head (he was parrallel to the ground) and the volley goes postage stamp to the upper right corner of the goal. Stunning. I've seen many beautiful goals in my life, but not many as sweet as this. IMO it beats the Zidane volley vs Leverkusen, as JOB was running and making contact with a hard cross and not standing stationary waiting for a lob to come back down (not to take away from Zidane's goal as it was a beauty as well) Any know who the opponent was, what season, and where it can be downloded??