Born in NYC. First gen here. Grew up in a family of Olympiakos fans. Parents, uncles (except for one), grandparents etc all red. Smelled the ******** early on in life and decided to join the Greens. Must have been around 5 or so. In my mid-20's now. Was always into the sport but still remember the exact moment I truly fell in love with the game. I was in Greece at a tavern, probably elementary/middle-school age, and they had some Serie A on the TV. Had always watched the Greek league growing up but the Lazio side on display that night made my ****ing draw drop. Pavel Nedved, Nesta, Stankovic, Crespo, Claudio Lopez, Veron, Baggio, Peruzzi, Simeone, Inzaghi... Mendieta later on... Fell in love with that side, Nedved in particular, whom I followed over to Juventus in my support. Supporter of Newcastle since about '05 after their demolition of Olympiakos over 2 legs in the Uefa Cup. Supporter of the Greek NT (obviously) although Ranieri is testing my patience. U.S. NT comes next but also a big supporter of the French NT for reasons I'm not quite sure of yet. Played keeper for HS and striker for club. Broke a couple of ribs in my last game in HS and then tore some ligaments in my ankle a couple months later putting an end to any hope of college ball.