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Playing Career

Club Career

Jordan was handed his first opportunity to become a professional goalkeeper in 2006 with Reading FC, when he was just 15 years old. This was during the season when they were competing in the English Premier League. They offered Jordan a 2-week trial in July 2007 after impressing them with an inspiring performance during an exhibition game with his Blizzard team from Calgary. 

 

In April 2007, Jordan trained with FC Energie Cottbus of the German Bundesliga. The coaches were impressed by his ability and urged Jordan to join their Academy. Jordan decided not to pursue their interest in him due to the trial already being confirmed by Reading FC. 

 

After spending a couple weeks with Reading FC, Jordan was not offered a contract due to the fact they currently had two U18 goalkeepers. An opportunity at Cardiff City FC arose so Jordan headed there to continue his pursuit of earning a contract with a professional soccer club. 

 

In December 2007, Jordan's dream became a reality when Cardiff City FC offered him a 2-year apprenticeship. In 2009, after keeping 11 clean sheets in 35 games during his tremendous season in the academy, Jordan was the first Academy Goalkeeper to be offered a professional contract in the clubs recent history.

During his two years as a professional with Cardiff, Jordan trained, learned and developed under the guidance of Cardiff City FC and Welsh International goalkeeper coach, Martyn Margetson. He also trained daily with Premier League goalkeepers, Tom Heaton who was a former Manchester United and England Youth International Goalkeeper, and Premier League star David Marshall who is Scotland’s current starting Goalkeeper. Although Jordan never started for the First Team during his 2-year contract at Cardiff, he was a key player for the reserve team and featured on the bench for the First Team numerous times before departing the club in 2012. 

 

In September 2012, Jordan joined Dutch Jupiler League side SC Veendam on a short-term contract until December 31st. During his stay at the club Jordan made 4 professional appearances, earning the Man Of The Match Honors in his first start. He also featured in the Voetball International Soccer magazine as "star goalkeeper of the week" after a stellar performance against Helmond Sport. Although keen to keep Jordan at the club, SC Veendam did not have the finances and unfortunately went into liquidation shortly after his departure. 

 

In 2013, Jordan was reunited with former goalkeeper coach and mentor Martyn Margetson, who was now at West Ham United. Although not being offered a contract, as West Ham currently had 5 professional goalkeepers under contract. Jordan had the pleasure to train with and develop under one of the Premier Leagues most experienced goalkeepers, Jussi Jääskeläinen, Ireland international, Stephen Henderson, and their current number one goalkeeper, Adrián San Miguel del Castillo. 

 

Jordan has had the experience of training with some of the best players around the world, and has learned from some of the most highly regarded Managers and Coaches in Great Britain. Jordan has worked under some of biggest names in English soccer, with the likes of Sam Allardyce, who has played over 475 professional games and Managed over 900 professional matches, most of which were in the Premier League. This crucial experience came in handy as West Ham United approached Jordan to become their Lead Academy Youth Development Phase Goalkeeper Coach, after seeing he possessed the qualities to become an exceptional soccer coach.

International Career

In 2010, the Canadian U20 National team called up Jordan for the XXVII Torneo COTIF Tournament in Alcudia, Spain; Registering 4 caps for his country by starting all 4 games. After his run of outstanding performances, Jordan was again called up in 2011, for the CONCACAF U-20 championships in Guatemala.