The true story of a young American’s impossible journey – a journey never experienced or heard of in the soccer world. After college, Jay’s dream of playing pro soccer in Europe seemed unreachable. Sleeping in an attic, painting houses and eating beans and toast to survive, Jay took the most unlikely route to the top. After not making the professional leagues in the U.S., Jay left for Europe at the age of 21 without any professional experience – only a passport, $1500 and a backpack full of dreams. The film documents Jay’s journey from the bottom – playing in Sunday park leagues and lower level division London clubs earning 40 pounds a week – to playing in the English Premier League – to starting in the 2010 World Cup. The Jay DeMerit Story is a story of perseverance, hard work and relentless belief in a dream… It is a story that needs to be told.
“The poorest man is not without a cent, but without a dream”
Starring: Jay Demerit
A Pre Game day with Jay
Born & Bred: The Youth Of Waterford
Northwood Training Ground: Where It All Began
US Fans Thoughts on Soccer in the US
Waterford Training Ground: An Inside Look
This is the fantastic story of a determined young man's goal to play pro soccer and his ultimate rise to fame. This great DVD features clips of soccer games, interviews with people who know Jay, and Jay himself as he takes the viewer on a tour of his road to success. This inspirational DVD will encourage many viewers to go after their own goals. Soccer and sports fans will especially enjoy this film. We happily offer it our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. This one has earned five Doves, our highest rating.
Language: G/OMG-2; Poop-1 (REMOVED)
Drugs: Men drinking in pub, apparently beer but not certain.
Nudity: Shirtless men; men playing soccer in shorts; cleavage.
Other: Tattoos seen on a few players.
Dove Family-Approved: Suitable for all ages
Source: Limited Theatrical Release
Run Time: 92 Minutes - 1 DVD