Former MLS and English Premier League Goalkeeper
Ian Feuer is an ex-professional goalkeeper, with a soccer resume (and acting resume!) that is as impressive as his 6'7" frame. He has been around soccer since the late 1980s, spanning into the second decade of the Millennium where he helped coach the LA Galaxy (MLS).
Coach Feuer's professional career included stops in Europe and England, as well as the United States. Beginning in Belgium—Club Brugge—Feuer impressed coaches with his goaltending abilities, earning his first contract to play soccer at the incredibly young age of 16. He made his first pro appearances while playing with Molenbeek (on loan from Brugge). During that time, Coach Feuer also was called to play for the US National Team, where he saw playing time that started with a debut against Morocco in 1992. And to top off an incredible '92, Feuer also was honored with a spot on the US Olympic Team for the Barcelona Games.
By 1993, he was back in the US—with the Los Angeles Salsa—and really began to excel in the goal. He was tops in the APSL for overtime shutouts that season, earning Rookie Goalkeeper honors, and was hailed by coach Rildo Menezes as the "Best goalie in the US." Over the next decade-plus, Coach Feuer would traverse the Atlantic, with stops in the English Premier League and MLS. In all, he appeared in over 200 games, ending his run in the early 2000s.
Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Coach Feuer was one of six children. His father, Ron, was a musician—who toured with acts such as Diana Ross and appeared in Elvis's final show in Vegas. And his mom, Rusty was a showgirl—who appeared with iconic greats like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. It was during Feuer’s time in Vegas that he picked up the game of soccer. By the age of 15—with the help of a coach's homemade "soccer ball shooter"—he became one of the better goalies in youth soccer. And though he briefly gave up the game following his family's move to California (Canoga Park), his journey in the professional ranks was only a short year—and one impressive showing at an Alabama-based soccer clinic run by German great, Harald Schumacher—away.
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