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Once A Saint... Ryan Guy

By: Damien Byrne

When a young American arrived in Richmond Park in early 2007, little did we know the impact that he would have over his four-season stay with the Saints.

A cult hero whose all action style provides immensely popular during challenging years for the club. Ryan talks to The Saint ahead of tonightâ€â„¢s game.

The record books will show that the winger, who went on to play for New England Revolution in the MLS and the Guam national team, featured 160 times for the Saints scoring on 27 occasions.

Having played in some of the different levels of football in the US, an interesting opportunity arose in the country's top tier, however Ryan had different ideas.

A couple of trials later and after catching the eye of former Ireland manager and Saintâ€â„¢s legend Brian Kerr, Dublin became home.

"I was "drafted" out of University to FC Dallas in the MLS, but before committing or signing there I wanted to pursue my dream of playing in Europe.

So, I packed my boots, bought a one-way ticket to the UK, and after a positive trial with Crystal Palace (who had just signed a winger and passed on me), my agent heard from Brian Kerr who was the Pat's Director of Football at the time.

I came on trial the next day and the rest, as they say, is history."

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