News: Donovan and Dempsey to miss Jamaica prep to attend family weddings

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  1. ignatz brick

    ignatz brick Member

    Dec 18, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey will attend family weddings this weekend and miss preparations for the U.S. national soccer team’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal Sunday against Jamaica at RFK Stadium, the U.S. Soccer Federation said. Both are scheduled to travel Saturday night and play in the 3 p.m. match.


    While the U.S. squad flew to Washington from Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Donovan and Dempsey, the team’s most influential attacking players, were headed to California and Texas, respectively. Coach Bob Bradley granted their requests for time-off well before the tournament, USSF spokesman Michael Kammarman told the Insider.


    Donovan’s sister and Dempsey’s sister are getting married Saturday.
    You couldn't make it up.
     
  2. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I may need to take a BS vacation for the next few days.
     
  3. Pandy Flapjack

    Pandy Flapjack The Pompitous of Love

    Aug 30, 2003
    Van by the River
    BigSoccer Meltdown in T minus 3................2..................1.....................
     
  4. modernfootball

    Apr 15, 2011
    New York City
    Club:
    --other--
  5. aarond23

    aarond23 Member+

    Feb 24, 2006
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah I'm fine with them going to weddings, but wasn't one of Donovan's quotes that they were going to work together during training this week to get better? lol....strange days.
     
  6. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe he meant the rest of the team had to get better. :rolleyes:
     
  7. ignatz brick

    ignatz brick Member

    Dec 18, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Because
     
  8. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    To each other?
     
  9. MNetherland

    MNetherland New Member

    May 11, 2010
    VA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Highly doubt it will affect anything...
     
  10. big4soccer17

    big4soccer17 Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    this..?...???...??
     
  11. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're right, both of them will be just as indifferent as before, just this time they'll be hungover.
     
  12. SweetLife

    SweetLife Red Card

    Oct 4, 2010
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No prob! Wedding only happens once and I am sure they know the system very well...
     
  13. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not saying they should miss their sisters weddings and all, but this tournament is almost laughable at this point. Just get us knocked out so the players can take some time off and the US can turn the page on this chapter.
     
  14. aarond23

    aarond23 Member+

    Feb 24, 2006
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gosh I hate to agree with this :( I'm holding out hope that something can click and they can play well again, but nothing points to that.
     
  15. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
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    Geez, next they'll tell us Freddy's going back home to turn in a library book before the due date.
     
  16. SweetLife

    SweetLife Red Card

    Oct 4, 2010
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    If there were only 11 players in camp including Freddy Adu he would not play... Trust me he does not fit Bobs plans. :rolleyes:
     
  17. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Mass (formerly northern Virginia/Colorado)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Saturday's in June are typical days for weddings .... their sisters could have had this planned for a year and long before the Gold Cup ... sorry but the long term impact at the worst is not attending the next Confed Cup ....

    in this case - the coach made the right call .... if the team is that dependent on these two being in DC all week (when we know they needed rest anyways) then there are bigger problems. Oh wait a minute they do have bigger problems. I just hope they actually get rest .. wedding periods can result in limited rest as it is.

    I can imagine Clint's toast .... "I just hope and pray sis that your marriage is more successful than my last match"

    You never know - it might be good for these two to be with family and recharge for a few days - what else will they do - sit in DC hotels and read BS postings and the WaPo and Goff's musings? They would really chill them out - not.
     
  18. koolvid

    koolvid Member+

    Jun 11, 2011
    USA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    what the 47 shits are those sisters on couldnt they have the wedding before or after the tournament? Like they both have been playing their A game to go miss practice for the next round...
     
  19. The Devil's Architect

    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This thread is full of win. Whiners get their wishes.
     
  20. MNetherland

    MNetherland New Member

    May 11, 2010
    VA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Say what you will but I think both will play well against Jamaica...all of that "they'll be hungover" BS aside.
     
  21. GrandaddyFranco

    Nov 18, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    their sisters r getting married.. i have no problem with them leaving for that.
     
  22. ninjew

    ninjew Member+

    Oct 14, 2009
    Houston
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Told you guys they're sending BB a message.
     
  23. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    I presume this is Donovan's twin sister? Never mind, it says so in the article.
     
  24. MNetherland

    MNetherland New Member

    May 11, 2010
    VA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How about no
     
  25. soccerusa517

    soccerusa517 Member+

    Jun 23, 2009
    Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    mods move this to USA N&A?
     

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