Ian Joyce

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Ian Joyce
Personal information
Full name Ian Francis Joyce[1]
Date of birth (1985-07-12) July 12, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Kinnelon, New Jersey, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
2003–2006 Seton Hall Pirates
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Grays Athletic 0 (0)
2007 Harlow Town ? (?)
2007–2008 Watford 0 (0)
2008–2010 Southend United 5 (0)
2010–2012 Colorado Rapids 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 31, 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian Francis Joyce (born July 12, 1985) is an American soccer player who most recently played for Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapids.

Career[edit]

Born in Kinnelon, New Jersey, Joyce played high school soccer at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey.[2]

Joyce made his debut for Southend United away to Crewe Alexandra, in the 4–3 win in League One on September 20, 2008. He stepped in for the injured Steve Mildenhall, who was declared to be out for up to four weeks after damage to his knee in the previous game.[3] He came on as a half-time sub in Southend's 3–1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on March 10, 2009, after Steve Mildenhall sustained a minor knee injury. Joyce also started Southend's next game, in the 1–0 victory against Hereford United on 14 March.

Southend United and Joyce mutually agreed to terminate his contract at Roots Hall and on March 9, 2010, he signed for Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapids.[4] He played his first MLS match on August 28, 2010, and helped the Rapids to a 3–0 victory over Houston Dynamo.

Joyce was released by Colorado on November 16, 2012.[5] He entered the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft in December 2012 and became a free agent after he went undrafted in both rounds of the draft.

Personal[edit]

Joyce is eligible to play in countries within the European Union as he holds an Italian passport.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 226. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ Schutta, Gregory. "Joyce's choice", The Record (Bergen County), October 12, 2002. Accessed September 27, 2008.
  3. ^ "Crewe 3-4 Southend". BBC Sport. 2008-09-20. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Rapids Sign GK Joyce". soccer365.com. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  5. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/11/16/end-era-rapids-part-ways-casey-7-more
  6. ^ "Ian Joyce". Southend United F.C. 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 

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