Atlanta Spurs Member Profile: Jordan Yoss, Design Czar
1) How did you become a Spurs fan?
I started following the Premier League during the 2006-07 season, without following any particular club. The following season I took my first football trip to England with my close friend, and fellow ATL Spurs member, Joey Elger. Joey was already a Spurs supporter so we were certain to coordinate a trip to WHL. Out of sheer luck, we happened to take in the 125 Year Anniversary game that saw Spurs fight back from a 4-1 deficit to draw through a stoppage time equalizer by Younes Kaboul (¯\_(ツ)_/¯). From that point I was hooked – it was the most thrilling sporting moment I’d ever witnessed in person. Another highlight of that same trip was seeing Clint Dempsey break John Terry’s cheekbone at Stamford Bridge (en route to 0-0 snoozefest).
2) Have you been to a match at White Hart Lane?
Yes, I’ve been to WHL on multiple (not really) work trips.
3) What’s your favorite Tottenham Hotspur moment?
My favorite moment – a completely irrelevant one – would probably have to be seeing Clint Dempsey score away at Everton while sitting in the away supporters section. The guy sitting next to me jumped on me proclaiming me his “American good luck charm.” Little did we know that Spurs would later surrender all three points to two late goals…
4) Who is your favorite Spurs player and why?
Harry for his humility, his perseverance, for being ordinary, and most of all, his love for Tottenham Hotspur.
5) Where are you from originally?
I’m a native Atlantan born at Northside Hospital and raised in Roswell, GA.
6) What is your professional background?
I’m a wholesale commercial property insurance broker at CRC Insurance Services.
7) Did you play organized football/soccer?
No, it was baseball for me growing up.
8) What would your fellow Atlanta Spurs members be surprised to learn about you?
Back in the day I captained our kickball team to an Atlanta City Championship. And I look like I’m 12 without a beard.