Does Duece Need to Play in Europe?

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by CDM76, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. CDM76

    CDM76 Member+

    May 9, 2006
    Socal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    New article at ESPN.

    Dempsey's Ambition Outgrows MLS

    Dell'Apa seems to be extending Da Bruce's contention that only by moving to European leagues can our USMNT player's fully develop.
     
  2. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    His accountant would prefer if he played in Europe.
     
  3. BPBlueSox

    BPBlueSox Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Aug 21, 2003
    Georgia
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Let's give this a one word answer:

    Yes.
     
  4. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If Deuce truly desires to play in Europe, then he needs to play there. If he wants it and doesn't do it, he would always wonder "what if". I wish him the best in that endeavor. I just wish he would go out with a little class and dignity, and not sandbagging as I currently believe he is.
     
  5. dmike

    dmike Member

    Jul 7, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If we are ever gonna get serious about being contenders we not only need players abroad but we need guys playing in the best clubs in europe. Obviously Dempsey has the ambition to work his way up with a Charlton but that was denied. I think our keys for the next cycle will obviously be the development of guys like Dempsey. I have full faith that Dempsey can work his way up to a top notch club.
     
  6. FC Uptown

    FC Uptown New Member

    Feb 3, 2006
    H-town
    ....ahhhh......f#ck yeah...!
     
  7. Mike22

    Mike22 New Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Tampa-->KC, Mo
    he's good enough, he's smart enough, and gosh darnit, people like him.

    so, yes.
     
  8. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Misspellin' Deuce's nickname?

    Yo man, that is wack!
     
  9. Soccer_Lancer

    Soccer_Lancer Member

    Jun 30, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If he thinks so then yes. MLS, let the kid go!
     
  10. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bismillah! no! we not let you go!
     
  11. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Our best attacking player and our 2nd best defender in the WC were MLSers; so I don't think Deuce or other USMNT players 'need' to play in Europe to get better.

    Playing in Europe will however definately improve the bank balance. :)
     
  12. Craig P

    Craig P BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 26, 1999
    Eastern MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That goes more to the quality of the player pool than to any transient benefit from playing for those teams, however. We need talented enough players that they play for the best clubs in order to contend -- we won't start contending because the best clubs magically create better players.
     
  13. Dougdog

    Dougdog New Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Long Island
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Like he can afford an accountant right now.
     
  14. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does Deuce need a better nickname, perhaps one that's easier to spell?
     
  15. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "need"?

    No.

    He needs food, water, a place to sleep at night, and a personal relationship with the one true God. Everything else is a "want."
     
  16. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United, anywhere Pulisic plays
    Aug 3, 2000
    Proxima Centauri
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The ball is round in the US, too. Unless he is far and away the best midfielder in MLS, then no, he doesn't need to move. He isn't. So no, he doesn't need to move.

    Now if he's lazy, he might need the extra stimulation. I don't know.
     
  17. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    "Deuce" just needs to play. He needs to stop doing shit that gets himself suspended. Doesn't really matter where that is. If he goes to Europe and gets in punch-ups with a teammate or starts slinging elbows around, then he'll be suspended over there, too.
     
  18. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    that's it, MLS isn't a charity, he was happy to make $70K per year to play soccer when he signed the contract, they have the right to wait for a fair offer. The only person that can stop Dempsey from going to Europe no later than the end of next season is Dempsey...by turning into "Clint II, the Return of the Ugly American Footballer".

    As for whether he NEEDS to go to Europe to help the national team...well people who state that case and give the World Cup as a reason are conveniently overlooking the fact that in both of the last 2 WC finals most of the best performances were put in by MLS players.
     
  19. Galaxian

    Galaxian Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Newport Beach, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Deuce needs to go because he is the type of player that will rise to the occassion and push himself to be the best . if Deuce is playing in Europe with some of the best players in the world , he will push himself to play with them and to be better . And I want to see Deuce nutmegging some of the best defenders in the world , week in and week out :)
     
  20. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    California - Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Couldn't agree more with your and Andy's comments. He needs to suck it up and be a professional and the opportunity will come to him. Crying and continueing to get suspended will lower his value and opportunites abroad.

    Plus, he is not that good at the moment to think that he won't be anything other than a player struggling for playing time in a good European league.

    However, the real question is: How will this effect his music career? Will he pull a Lalas?
     
  21. FC Uptown

    FC Uptown New Member

    Feb 3, 2006
    H-town
    This is a free country, regardless of the MLS contracts - let him go grab some bucks and experience.
    He was one of the few to play decent in the World Cup.
    Just please don't send Reyna back over here...
     
  22. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. chayes

    chayes New Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    So you're saying if he's atheist or agnostic he can't play in MLS??? ;)
     
  24. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Mourinho?
     
  25. uiriamu

    uiriamu Member

    Mar 16, 2005
    Philly, (NC)
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Galarcep weighs in:

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=377088&root=mls&cc=5901

    Scroll down from some other interesting stuff about DMB.

    Here's a bit:

     

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