Soccers Goalkeeper of the Year for 2012, Jimmy Nielsen, has established himself as one of the best players in the league and a fan favorite. Yet few are aware of the remarkable story that led him to the US Midwest. Compared to Denmarks greatest goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, Nielsen was scouted by a host of leading European clubs. When he should have been building his career, he was instead developing a ferocious gambling habit. Nicknamed Casino Jimmy, Nielsen continued to gamble until his losses finally caught up to him. Nielsen gradually pieced his life back together; however, his footballing career remained unfulfilled. Were it not for a call from Kansas City, that might have been the end of the story. The warmth of the Midwest, the passion of Sporting Kansas Citys fans, and the standard of US soccer have given Nielsen a new lease on life. He wants to share his story with fans who have taken him into their hearts and who have made him feel that he is, at last, at home in blue.