What’s Up With Clint?

Dempsey: All cylinders go this morning

Dempsey: All cylinders go this morning

We are nary a few hours into the EPL season (so excited) and we are just 30 minutes into the Portsmouth-Fullham game and US left winger Clint Dempsey has looked extremely active this morning and already assisted to Bobby Zamora (guy has a cannon) for a 1-0 Fullham lead.

Clint looks the inverse of what we saw on Wednesday–active, engaged and playing with purpose.

We’re going to do an in-depth piece before the El Salvador game, but let’s get it started with your thoughts.

Was is it just the altitude in Mexico City?

Is Clint just bored with the U.S. strategies and tactics?

Is he just saving himself for next year’s Cup?

Tell us what you think and we’ll research.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kevin on 2009/08/15 at 11:12 AM

    I think Mexico’s strategy was to attack mainly on the right side. while watching the game I did notice that alot of times Mexico stopped the ball and slowly got the ball over to the right. where dos santos was waiting to attack.

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  2. Posted by Rayment on 2009/08/16 at 2:39 PM

    Tow things in Mexico

    1) Ithink Mexico made it a priority not to let Dempsey or Donovan beat them.

    2) Clint is uber frustrated with the tactics of Bradley. His style of play is being stifled.

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    • Posted by Kevin on 2009/08/16 at 4:37 PM

      I completely agree with both comments. 1 was basically what I was trying to say, but you worded it much better, and including Donovan

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  3. Our possession was horrible. Deuce has flourished under Coach Hodgson’s system of strong defense with an attractive passing style.

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