Ian Joy on Turning Pro, Man United & Zee Germans
You know Ian Joy right? The former St. Pauli & RSL defender who's now under the employ of the Portland Timbers? The one with the big, f*** off skull & bones tattoo on his back next to a completely questionable 'lil devil tattoo? Yeah that guy.
He's doing a 4-part series of posts for Dropping Timber chronicling his journey from a childhood with a father as an ex-pro to his time in the Man United youth academy/meat grinder to St. Pauli to Real Salt Lake to the Timbers and every place in between. You should read it unless you are Crew fan; in that case you should be too hungover from drinking away last night's sorry to read.