Sunday, October 9, 2011

Video: Clint Dempsey's Goal vs Honduras - Skill and Patience Prevailed

Clint Dempsey scored the only goal in the USA Men's match with Honduras yesterday, and it was a nifty one.  In the past, an American player who got the ball in the box surrounded by defenders would probably have panicked and try to send a quick re-direct in the direction of the goal (and miss wildly).  Dempsey takes the time to gather the ball in, make a few fakes, and then send a beautiful curling shot into the corner of the goal.

It's a world-class shot from our latest world-class player.  Landon Donovan used to be USA's greatest player, but I believe that Clint Dempsey has overtaken him.  From his increasingly productive play for the national team, to his time as starter for the Premier League's Fulham.  Dempsey is the one to watch out for in the next few years.

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