Jake Joy

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Jake Joy
Personal information
Full name Jacob Joy
Place of birth United States
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1994–1996 Midwestern State University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Orlando Sundogs 1 (0)
1997–1998 Albuquerque Geckos (8)
1999 Dallas Toros
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jacob "Jake" Joy is a retired American soccer midfielder who played professionally in the USISL.


In 1994, Joy graduated from Plano Senior High School. In 1993, Joy and his teammates won the Texas High School soccer championship. He was the 1994 Dallas Area Player of the Year. Joy attended Midwestern State University, playing on the men's soccer team from 1994 to 1996. In 1995, the Mustangs fell to Lindsey Wilson College in the final of the NAIA national men's soccer championship. Joy was a 1995 and 1996 NAIA First Team All American. He was also a 1995 NSCAA Third Team All American. Joy is a member of the Midwestern State Mustangs Hall of Fame.[1]


On February 2, 1997, the Kansas City Wizards selected Joy in the third round (twenty-seventh overall) of the 1997 MLS College Draft.[2] The Wizards released Joy in May and he signed with the Albuquerque Geckos of the USISL D-3 Pro League. That season, the Geckos won the league title and moved up the USISL A-League for the 1998 season. In 1999, he finished his career with the Dallas Toros.


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