Dempsey: Fulham v Juventus, 3/18, 2 p.m. Est

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by YankatOxford, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. 60611

    60611 Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Chicago

    It always made more sense that it'd be a speculative shot based on where Clint expected the keeper would be rather than a speculative cross from the 18... Yeah, that sounds a lot like Clint. Or not. But, in that video, after Clint received the first ball and laid it off, about 8 seconds in, his head jerks around in what seems an attempt to look at the keeper's positioning. I rewound it over and over and it certainly looks the case. Again, he didn't need to do that to prove it was a shot, as he easily could just be relying on natural instinct and intuition, but it sure as heck looks like he did look.
     
  2. ctoa23

    ctoa23 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    E&G Forum
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They're the new Nike Mercurial Vapors. Clint was one of the first to debut them.

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  3. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    gross.
     
  4. HouseHead78

    HouseHead78 Member+

    Oct 17, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd like 'em in a different color.
     
  5. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just in time for Easter. Too bad the players can't wear bonnets.
     
  6. AmericanKaka

    AmericanKaka Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Is that in the Laws?
     
  7. ctoa23

    ctoa23 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    E&G Forum
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's just the initial colorway. They're far less flamboyant than numerous boots on the market. Insanely light at less than 7.8oz.

    A good portion of players will being wearing those at the WC, albeit in different colors, so you better get used to them now!

    BTW- picture from a recent Fulham training sesh:
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  8. paks

    paks Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Eugene, Or
    That is a funny pic. They are all laughing at his boots. :)
     
  9. SAMBA

    SAMBA Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    New Jersey
    Dempsey's past before his professional days in addition to on and off the field issues he's had to face and deal with, has made him tough as nails, no doubt about it. The man has plenty of grit and heart. So much so he likes to "keeps it Gangstah".........and now this!

    LoL!
     
  10. BirdsonFire

    BirdsonFire Member

    May 9, 2008
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I'm assuming they are an odd color. Pink, maybe?

    I cannot tell. I use BigSoccer through a Braille reader and it doesn't do a great job with telling me what colors things are.

    Thanks
     
  11. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Clint is wearing the newly released Nike boots. They are a very light purple or lilac color, similar to a spring crocus. The swoosh down the side is red as are the laces. The cleats on the bottom are bright orange. He has worn some unusually colored Nike boots before but these have them all beat. By the look on his teammates faces, they seem to agree. To me, Clint appears to be doing a slightly exaggerated prance with his head held high for their amusement.
     
  12. obewan

    obewan New Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    NC
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow... :eek:
     
  13. obewan

    obewan New Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    NC
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree...when Clint received the ball, he had already sized up the 'keeper, fully expecting the ball would come back to him. And rightly so...I try to teach my youth players to do this all of the time. Once Clint got the ball back, he never looked back at the keeper. Had he done so, he might have tipped off the keeper. If it were a cross, he would have had to survey the situation again to ensure Zamora hadn't moved/wasn't marked. I'll never know the ratio of luck:skill on that shot, but it was definitely a shot.
     
  14. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As we used to say in the old days when 99% of all boots were black and somebody wore something different:

    "You better be $%#&ing good if you are going to wear those....":p
     
  15. salsa_caliente

    salsa_caliente New Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He makes a habit of scoring goals like the one against Juve or the one he scored against Stoke. He can wear frickin' tie-dye crocs if he wants to. :D
     
  16. BirdsonFire

    BirdsonFire Member

    May 9, 2008
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Thanks.

    His boots look gray to me.
     
  17. BirdsonFire

    BirdsonFire Member

    May 9, 2008
    Club:
    Chicago Fire

    Yeah. Times change though.


    Now so many different colors are used it's not even funny.


    I'm waiting for the day when you select the shoe and the color you want. So every team can have all their guys wearing the same color, even though they all have different shoes.
     
  18. KenC

    KenC Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    I believe there is an HD closeup of Clint's cleats at one of those UK footy 'rent sites.
     
  19. beamish

    beamish Member+

    Jul 6, 2009
    Nike lets you do this.
     
  20. KenC

    KenC Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Just finished watching in HD, and right after the ESPN UK interview, the very last frame shows Clint tossing his jersey way up into the stands.
     

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