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Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by bungadiri, Aug 31, 2012.
Definitely the end of an era.
Weird, but hey, #### happens.
Personally I can't wait for the LA(LD) v Seattle(Clint) game in Sept!
I've actually warmed up to the idea of Clint moving back to MLS. He's unlikely to get much better than he already is and he should be able to maintain his current level in MLS. Plus now I'll be able to watch him when I want without having to wake up super early. I also wouldn't be surprised if he went on loan during MLS offseason this next winter back to the BPL.
It's funny, I've never seen Demps as our "flag bearer." To me, the Reynas, Bradley's, Boca's all feel like "Captain America's" sailing the euro seas in a regulation vessel.
I've always seen Clint as a buccaneer, a privateer, a guy who does it Clint's way, and while he loves repping his country, he does it his way. While this move is a complete surprise to me, that it is Demps making a shock move is not as surprising.
Gonna have to suck it up for good seats for that one.
How do we give a Texan his due? Rope some steers?
wrassle some big-mouthed bass, i think.
Ok, I didn't want to do it, but there it was, that set up line, just hanging there waiting for a little Stanley K and R. Lee...
Thanks Clint - I couldn't be happier for you!
You know what he means. You should start a blog. The world should not be deprived of your genius.
From the start of Fulhamerica, that Liverpool goal, the great escape, the Chelsea brace, Juventus wonder goal, The bomb you unleashed against Stoke, multiple almost Golazos. The incredible season you had at Fulham, your lone year at Tottenham and everything in between. Thanks for all the YA Memories Deuce!
It could fill spoon full of waterSave you from the desert sandBut one spoon of little forty-fiveSave you from another manMen lies about themSome of them cries about themSome of them dies about themEverybody fightin' about the spoonfulThat spoon, that spoon, that spoonful
Remind me about Dempsey to Liverpool. Please. It's shocking Tottenham gets so much attention for being a one man show.
Incredibly, I had dinner with a bunch of soccer players from USA who don't even consider Donovan or Dempsey in their mind. Not trying to dig, but we don't have much quality.
Seattle is over 2000 miles away from me...I'm not going to be seeing him in person anymore now than I did when he was in England.
Deuce was a great Yank abroad. Wonderful European career. Cut a little short? Yes, I think so... but I respect his decision, it makes perfect sense all things considered.
I can't wait to see him play for a club in person.
It's pretty obvious I meant "live" and in person. So true.
Was it really that difficult to comprehend that I was talking about seeing him play live? Apparently it was.
You're aware that he will be playing many games a season in cities closer to you than Seattle, yes?
All that means is these soccer players you had dinner with have preconceived notions about American players. Donovan and Dempsey are quality players that all but a select few countries would love to add to their pools.
Yeah, who were these soccer players he had dinner with? I'm sure they were all better than Donovan and Dempsey, right? I mean, they would have to be in order for their opinion to be worth something.
Did he transfer or die?
BTW's, anybody watch his introduction in Seattle last night? Not to many players that wouldn't be interested in that...bigger money and a huge and rabid fan base that are thrilled to have him.
Yes, well, most 3 year olds don't know too much about much in general.
Do you have any other reports from idiots you've spoken with?
Yea but he plays Dallas or Houston. That would be somewhat close to you
I'm guessing teenagers? And in my experience you're right, they'll be thinking about Neymar, Bale, and CR and Messi because they want to shoot for the top and hear 'welcome to the heights' (holla).
But did you ask them specifically about Donovan and Dempsey (or Bradley or Altidore)? Because I bet they know what they're up to, and it would be a mistake to think they don't notice when Donovan gets on the field in the World Cup and is he best player on the field, or that Dempsey score these big (and sometimes outrageous) goals in the BPL. And they're sure as hell gonna notice that Dempsey is gettin' paid.
They aspire to be more than these 'old' guys, and they should, and we already have a few players in the next generation (by next generation, I mean Bradley and Altidore's age) who look on track to surpass their club accomplishments at least. When you're trying to clear that bar, you look where it is, but you don't always pay attention to how it got that high.
As to 'much quality', it all depends on your reference point, doesn't it. Did you watch our national team in the late 80's/early 90's? We could put together 10 squads now that would beat those guys.
it doesnt even matter if he gets him, he has destabilized the situation, which is its own kind of victory.
As to Higuain, who knows.