(born in 1987 South Shields
) is a soccer player who began his career at Newcastle United FC
. After a short spell with the North-East club, he then went down south to begin playing for Oxford United FC
. In his debut for the O's he scored twice after coming on as a substitute and led his side to a 5:2 victory over Bristol Rovers FC
. Ryan played for the Division 2 side for just under a season before finding himself at Semi-Pro Wealdstone FC
at the tender age of sixteen. He played for Wealdstone for over two years and in that time won two league titles and two league cups. During his spell at Wealdstone he also was in the squad that reached the heights of the FA Youth Cup
4th round game which was away to Liverpool
Ryan left Wealdstone and at the age of eighteen began playing for Ryman League Premier outfit Chelmsford City FC. Ryan made just over 7 appearances for the Essex club before leaving for Colorado to undertake studies.