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What Joe Vide is thankful for

Updated: November 26, 2010, 10:12 AM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens

 

Your own mortality is a tough thing to have to acknowledge. At any age. Former MLS player Joe Vide was recently confronted with his.

In April, he was told he had cancer.

Vide was 25 years old. And Vide was frightened.

As a teenager, Vide took off for Germany on his own and successfully tried out for the academy team of 1860 Munchen. He finished his high school degree there and was offered a pro contract to play for the reserve team. He decided to ...

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