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Ian Joy impresses in Ingolstadt debut

Posted on 24 September 2009 by ASN Staff

Joy in a match last season for RSL

Former Real Salt Lake defender Ian Joy impressed his new coach in his first competitive match for FC Ingolstadt, according to a local (German language) report. The game, some sort of regional cup tie against Jahn Forchheim, was won by Ingolstadt 4-2.

Despite the result, Ingolstadt head coach Horst Koeppel said he was “not satisfied” with the team’s performance, though he did praise Joy. “He set up two goals and showed he can help us, though maybe not right away because his shot is not strong enough,” Koeppel said of the 28-year old.

Joy signed with the third division side earlier this month after two season with RSL. He previously spent three seasons at St. Pauli and was briefly believed to be returning to the Hamburg club. He also received an offer from Fortuna Duesseldorf that he repeatedly turned down to rejoin RSL in the preseason. Joy was born in San Diego but also has British citizenship from his Scottish mother.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Olli Says:

    You have the translation wrong. You said that shot wasn't strong enough, but the coach was actually saying that his energy ran out at the end of the game. Basically he's out of shape right now because of lack of playing time.
    The difference is "Schluss", meaning closing/end, and "Schuss", meaning shot.

  2. ASN_Editor Says:

    thanks for that. I did indeed read it wrong. I was wondering why Koeppel would care about a defender's shooting ability.

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