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

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by ignatz brick, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Domination7

    Domination7 New Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Club:
    Atletico Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thank you for being so understanding. I appreciate it.

    Now if you'll excuse me I have an appointment with my champagne and a nice piece of tail.

    Best wishes
    Duece
     
  2. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    Any PBP from the weddings?
     
  3. PastFBCoach

    PastFBCoach New Member

    Aug 10, 2008
    Gettysburg, PA
    Y'know, if they'd have lost the game, the US would have been playing on the day of the weddings.

    You could see the effort in determination of D&D to make sure that didn't happen.
     
  4. Soccaholic

    Soccaholic New Member

    Dec 16, 2004
    So, just for arguments, let's say we had to play without Dempsey or Donny today....who would be your 11 vs Jamaica.....also, I do think its fine for them to attend the family events.

    I just thought about it after reading some of the posts and thought what I would do if I were a coach. And thinking of not playing them for a second I started to think of an 11 without them. Its not easy, I think I would change the shape without them.
     
  5. Footy Fan

    Footy Fan Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Well we are definitely going to see what it looks like without Donovan starting if all the reports from twitter are true.
     
  6. LiverAndPineapple

    May 7, 2008
    Just want to say one thing....F*** RECEPTIONS. Unless you're trying to bang one of the bridesmaids, they are a complete WASTE OF TIME. Shame on you, Landon.
     
  7. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    sister's wedding >>>>>>>> Gold Cup!!! :cool:
     
  8. lplaksina

    lplaksina Member

    Jan 5, 2002
    What an idiotic statement.

    Sisters wedding or a soccer game ?

    Got YOUR priorities right haven't you !
     
  9. Domination7

    Domination7 New Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Club:
    Atletico Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anymore sisters weddings coming up?

    They may be our key to success. :D
     
  10. party1234

    party1234 Member

    May 4, 2010
    Riverside, Ca
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I actually think donovan not starting will end up being a good thing. He will be more fresh as the tournament goes on.
     
  11. Sccrfan

    Sccrfan Member

    Feb 8, 2003
    Non-emergency events? Family should ALWAYS come first. In a perfect world I'm sure each of their sisters would have tried to not have it conflict with anything. This, however isn't a perfect world.
     
  12. Rafael Hernandez

    Rafael Hernandez Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2002
    No they shouldn't. What is it Oprah? Every event isn't the same. An emergency event is totally understandable but a event that is not set in stone and avoidable shouldn't. There is something called profesionalism. Or should a player miss something like a gold cup final because of a high school graduation of a son or something to that effect?
     
  13. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Dec 17, 2002
    Texas
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't see Dempsey or Donovan miss a game.
     
  14. salsa_caliente

    salsa_caliente New Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're not serious, are you?

    Gold Cup final = possibility every two years.

    Son's high school graduation = once.

    Sorry, but no player is so important to the team that they should be forced to neglect important events in their close family's life. If they are, then, frankly, we probably don't deserve to win the Gold Cup.
     
  15. Rafael Hernandez

    Rafael Hernandez Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2002
    I was refering to the argument of Family ALWAYS coming first. Sorry if there was confusion to referring to this case specially.

    Are you serious? Would it totally be understandable for a player to miss a gold cup final for something that could totally be avoidable and non emergency. Would it really be cool if for a Gold Cup final that determined the Confederations cup ticket for Tim Howard or someone of that caliber to miss it for a graduation?
     
  16. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Dec 17, 2002
    Texas
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    sorry for my misunderstanding. That's what I get for butting in. :)
     
  17. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You mean like Brad Guzan's missing this one for his wedding?
     
  18. Rafael Hernandez

    Rafael Hernandez Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2002
    If Brad Guzan was a key player and did miss it for something totally manageable like a wedding, it would be totally unprofessional. Don't tell me if Tim Howard did it, it wouldn't be a slap in the face.
     
  19. salsa_caliente

    salsa_caliente New Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You used a bad example. Believe it or not, your kids' high school graduation is more important than the Gold Cup final, even if you're Tim Howard or Landon. If it was a dance recital, say, and your kid had 10 a year, then yeah I don't think it's a big deal to miss one. But graduation? No.
     
  20. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd call our regular #2 keeper pretty key (ask Mexico about that one)...and that's exactly why he's not here.
     
  21. Rafael Hernandez

    Rafael Hernandez Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2002
    I stand by it.

    If he's key or had any real chance of playing, then it's a pretty lousy move and he should get flack for it.
     
  22. Dr. Gamera

    Dr. Gamera Member+

    Oct 13, 2005
    Wheaton, Maryland
    Perhaps you are demonstrating why one of the best teams in CONCACAF occasionally seems to wilt under the pressure and the criticism that its own fans inflict upon it, and the other of the best teams in CONCACAF seems more likely to draw strength from its fan base.
     
  23. Rafael Hernandez

    Rafael Hernandez Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2002
    :rolleyes:

    Yeah that's it. I forget how that great fanbase that can't even fill their home team games give their stregnths because they don't criticize their wedding plans. By the way did I miss the many NBA, NFL or MLB players who get time off for games during playoff and important competitions so they can go to wedding and totally avoidable stuff that isn't set in stone?
     
  24. Berks

    Berks Member+

    Dec 22, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ^This. Now that we've won, this will be a great benefit.

    And can we please just make this thread die now? It's no longer relevant.
     
  25. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NBA, NFL or MLB players don't play all year around like senior internationals do. You're comparing apples and uranium 238.

    In the end, Dempsey and Donovan did fine. In fact, I think Donovan's lateness was a bit of a blessing. We can now say for certain that the USMNT will be able to go on without him when the time arrives.
     

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