Street Date:
July 03, 2012
Deleted Title
Home Entertainment
Product Overview

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

Bonus Footage:
  • A Pre Game day with Jay
  • Bieber Fever
  • 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

    Dove Worldview:
    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.

    Content Description:
    Sex: None
    Language: G/OMG-2; Poop-1 (REMOVED)
    Violence: None
    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.

    Video Specs
    Genre: Documentary
    Rating: NR
    Source: Limited Theatrical Release
    Format: DVD
    Run Time: 92 Minutes - 1 DVD

  • Dove Family-Approved: Suitable for all ages
  • Dove Review
    FOR FANS OF: GOAL!, Rudy, Miracle On Ice