FIFA.com, “Lee’s journey from calamity to football fantasy”.
To represent your country in international soccer is the dream for nearly every player that takes the pitch. As with any high level athletic challenge those that achieve that dream are few and far between.
Lee’s journey to the Guam National Team had a unique obstacle as seen in this article by FIFA.com:
If courage could be measured in dollars, Alex Lee would be a very wealthy man. The fullback is now enjoying a prosperous international football career as part of the fairytale that has been Guam’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying campaign.
But it could have all been so different. Six years ago, Lee was involved in a horrific accident. The-then 19-year-old was struck by a car in Washington DC, crashing into the windshield before landing head-first on the street. Doctors needed to remove a significant blood clot near his brain, and there was also internal bleeding. Just three days later, and barely ten miles down the road, USA international Charlie Davies was involved in a wider-known, but similarly tragic accident.
Guam is currently in qualifying for the next World Cup and most recently suffered a 1-0 loss against India. Next up is Iran who hammered Guam 6-0 last time they met.
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