PBP: Dempsey: Europa Cup Final; Fulham vs Atletico Madrid 05/12/10

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by jcsd, May 11, 2010.

  1. GalacticoX4

    GalacticoX4 Member+

    Jun 2, 2004
    lost in the midfield in my opinion.
     
  2. Donofan_10

    Donofan_10 Red Card

    Aug 20, 2009
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    well that sucks
     
  3. tambo

    tambo Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Ugh, I hope Dempsey doesn't get it in his head that he's cursed in finals.
     
  4. RolexEmbezzled

    RolexEmbezzled New Member

    May 30, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    That game seemed destined for penalties, Aguero is like a poor mans Messi.
     
  5. emoney

    emoney Member

    May 10, 2008
    Bozeman, Montana
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    what a shame....and a boring game to boot
     
  6. Maldran

    Maldran Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dissapointing end... but tell you what, Dempsey was looking great out there. Challenged every ball, created a good amount of penalties and had some very near misses with some flicks and through balls that were just a smidge off. Should have started IMO, but oh well.. guess this is why they play the game.
     
  7. petezuke17

    petezuke17 Member

    May 7, 2003
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Heatbreaking.

    Well done on Fulham, just a step too far.
     
  8. elephantstone

    elephantstone Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Harrisburg, PA
    On the replay from the opposite angle, it looks like an own goal. Don't think that's headed in without the deflection. Not Hangeland's fault, but an own goal.
     
  9. nick1278

    nick1278 Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, that would be terrible when the US is in the WC Final two months from now.
     
  10. Donofan_10

    Donofan_10 Red Card

    Aug 20, 2009
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    you are high
     
  11. Cool Hand Luke

    Cool Hand Luke Member+

    Aug 13, 2008
    Austin Texas
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm a sad panda
     
  12. tambo

    tambo Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    If you get it stuck in your head that you can't win the big one, your performance in a final game isn't the only thing that's potentially affected.
     
  13. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
    --other--
    Dang it. That close to the sixth biggest trophy in soccer. :(
     
  14. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    They showed better than Liverpool.
     
  15. nick1278

    nick1278 Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think you have to worry about Demps feeling jinxed. The guy bleeds tenacity.
     
  16. salsa_caliente

    salsa_caliente New Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Always a good bright side.

    I'm gutted. If this is how I feel about my second favorite Premier League team, then wait until the World Cup.
     
  17. camasterton

    camasterton Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    North Carolina
    Thought Dempsey played a good 70 minutes or so. I have a hard time remembering one return pass he received in the final third? Seemed like Nevland, Gera et al were trying too hard to be the shooter. Murphy's numerous free kicks were weak at best. Never threatening or placed to have another threaten. Dempsey's showing up top gives me hope in the WC. He'll have mates who credit him more and give him the return for all the good work. Having said that, Forlan is pure class, Auguera (sp) too. What a pair for Athletico.
     
  18. chrisinho

    chrisinho Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Back in HelLA
    I dunno. I think towards the end, he picked it up (especially with picking up fouls) but he had some wayward passes in the final third, was slow to get to some 50/50 balls and was just as out of sync. That being said, Fulham's spacing was really poor so it's not entirely his fault. A number of times I saw players passing it to someone without a lot of options and then then walking or turning away instead of finding some space or a lane for a return pass.
     
  19. evangel

    evangel Member+

    Apr 12, 2007
    That wouldn't happen to Dempsey. And besides, he played in the 2007 Gold Cup final match. I don't care if it's only the Gold Cup. A final is a final.
     
  20. tambo

    tambo Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Oh, I know y'all are correct. I'm just a worrier...
     
  21. JAVez1983

    JAVez1983 Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    Tampa
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Legendary run by Fulham they should be very proud of themselves...
    It was a good game by both sides with both teams taking control of the match at different times. Messi 2.0 and Forlan are two of the best forwards anywhere right now and Fulham did a good job containing them, but it could only last so long...I'm not too upset as Atletico is one of my favorite teams ;), but I was going for the WHITES the whole way!
    I still say that Dempsey should have started, whats the point in putting him way up front when your midfield is dead tired and can't provide service anymore?
     
  22. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dempsey did well He is gonna be awesome in the World Cup
     
  23. NHFootyFan

    NHFootyFan Member

    May 28, 2007
    Outside Concord NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Jinxed, no..... extraordinarily pissed off and *hungry*.... oh yeah. I stuck around to watch the post-match stuff on the Iraqgoals feed and Demps eyes were... well, that wasn't a thousand-yard stare.
     
  24. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Very good AM team held for 120 minutes. Murphy and duff
    worst games of the year. Outclassed.
     

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