Clint Dempsey

When Clint Dempsey became the Premier League’s top American scorer

This day in football history (Matt Dunham/AP) On 6 December 2011, Clint Dempsey became the Premier League’s highest-scoring American with his match-winner against Liverpool. Dempsey moved to the Premier League in January 2007 to play for Fulham, joining his compatriots Brian McBride and Carlos Bocanegra. He went on to make 10 appearances that season, scoring a …

DTotD: Clint Dempsey gets his face stepped on, bleeds

https://www.youtube.com/embed/bODrWn_7rbY The second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League tie between Club America and the Seattle Sounders got a bit bloody when Rubens Sambueza stepped on Clint Dempsey’s face. To be fair, Dempsey did grab Sambueza’s other leg after getting tripped and the referee decided not to book anyone (perhaps as revenge for Dempsey’s violation …

Mario Götze threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game

Steven Gerrard apparently isn’t the only footballer vacationing in Los Angeles. Ten days shy of the anniversary of his World Cup winning goal, Mario Götze threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Dodgers-Mets game. And now we know that his arm isn’t quite as accurate his foot… Probably would’ve hit the post and went …

Stop Blaming Chris Wondolowski For Being One of Our Best Strikers

The American Player Development Model of Pay-to-Play Marginalizes Players from Poor Families and Ultimately Harms the U.S. Men’s National Team By Beck Barnes | Illustration by Alvar Sirlin [T]he U.S. Men’s National Team closed out 2014 with a whimper, falling to both Colombia and Ireland on European soil. As Jurgen Klinsmann tinkered with a lineup that …