Ryan Guy

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Ryan Guy
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-09-05) September 5, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Carlsbad, California, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
2003–2006 San Diego Toreros
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Boulder Rapids Reserve 14 (2)
2006 Southern California Fusion
2007–2010 St Patrick's Athletic 114 (24)
2011–2013 New England Revolution 45 (4)
2014– San Diego Flash
National team
2010 League of Ireland XI 1 (0)
2012– Guam 13 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 22, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 19, 2013

Ryan Guy (born September 5, 1985 in Carlsbad, California) is an American-born Chamorro international footballer who currently plays for the San Diego Flash in National Premier Soccer League.

Life[edit]

Guy was born in San Diego County, California to former Guam Legislature senator Jesse Anderson Lujan and Sandra Guy-Willoughby.[1]

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

After attending La Costa Canyon High School, Guy enrolled at the University of San Diego, after being recruited by a number of other schools. In his sophomore season Guy earned First Team All–West Coast Conference and 2nd Team–NSCAA All-West Region honors.

During his college years, Guy also played for both Boulder Rapids Reserve in the USL Premier Development League and Southern California Fusion in the National Premier Soccer League.

Professional[edit]

Guy was drafted in the 2nd round (22nd overall pick) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas.[2] Despite being offered a developmental contract by Dallas, Guy sought a professional contract in Europe. He attended trials at a number of clubs, including Crystal Palace FC of England and Hannover 96 of Germany but in February 2007, joined St Patrick's Athletic of Ireland. He made his League of Ireland debut for the Irish club on April 6, 2007, coming on as a substitute in the 83rd minute of a 1–0 win over Galway United. He scored his first goal for the Saints on the 15th of July.[3]

On July 17, 2008, Guy was written into the St Pat's history books as he scored the only goal in a UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round match against JFK Olimps Riga of Latvia, keying the club's first-ever away European win.[4] On October 18, Guy scored a hat trick in a 3–1 win over Shamrock Rovers in the South-Dublin derby.[5]

In 2009, Guy helped guide St. Pat's past Valletta F.C. & Krylia Sovetov Samara in the 2009-10 UEFA Europa League 2nd & 3rd qualifying rounds, however Guy's St. Pat's side lost to FC Steaua Bucureşti in the play-off round 5–1 on aggregate. Ryan Guy was voted the St Patrick’s Athletic Supporters Club Player of the Year for 2009. He made 44 appearances across all competitions and scored 6 goals. He scored the opening goal of the 2010 League of Ireland season, which was also the first ever goal in the Airtricity League.

His performance over 2009 and 2010 earned him a spot on the OT XI compiled by SoccerOverThere.com, ranking his performance relative to his league as one of the best 11 by an American in Europe.[6] During the 2010 season, Guy was chosen for the League of Ireland XI who played Manchester United in the inaugural match in Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Guy currently holds the Pats record for most European appearances with 14.

In January 2011, he left St. Pats for "personal reasons" to return to his homeland.[7] Upon his return to the US, Guy had a short stint with the San Diego Flash of the National Premier Soccer League, and trialled with the Portland Timbers and FC Dallas,[8] before signing with New England Revolution on June 9, 2011 after a trial and recommendation from San Diego Flash head coach Warren Barton.[9]

International[edit]

In August 2012, Guy confirmed he would be representing Guam at International level.[10] Guy made his International debut for Guam in the Philippine Peace Cup, and featured in all 3 group games.[11] In January 2013, Ryan was called the star player of the Guam national team by the team's coach Gary White in an article for BBC sport.

International goals[edit]

Score and Result lists Guam's goals first
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Reference
1 19 November 2013 Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Cambodia 1–0 2–0 Friendly [12]
2 23 July 2014 (16') GFA_National_Training_Center, Harmon, Guam  Mongolia 1–0 2–0 Preliminary round 1 EAFF East Asian cup [13][14]
3 23 July 2014 (75') GFA_National_Training_Center, Harmon, Guam  Mongolia 2–0 2-0 Preliminary round 1 EAFF East Asian cup
4 25 July 2014 GFA_National_Training_Center, Harmon, Guam  Northern Mariana Islands 3–0 5–0 Preliminary round 1 EAFF East Asian cup [15][16]

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