Posted 2010/04/27 by matthewsf in Uncategorized. 8 Comments
Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/04/27 at 7:51 AM
A very touching and moving story.
Posted by Joe on 2010/04/27 at 8:41 AM
Posted by matthewsf on 2010/04/27 at 8:58 AM
Great story — gotta email ESPN and ask Jeremy Schaap what country the pre-MEER-ship is in though.
I wish they had brought Dempsey’s goal celebrations into the piece…would have been a great celebratory angle….
If you liked this piece, you may like this article: http://theshinguardian.com/2009/12/27/adversity-we-laugh-at-adversity/
Posted by Colin on 2010/04/27 at 10:42 AM
is the both hands pointed at the sky goal celebration dedicated to his sister?
Posted by matthewsf on 2010/04/27 at 10:59 AM
Yes…but I can’t find the specific article (might have been a live interview) that had it.
Here’ another good article on Dempsey…http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2007/nov/24/newsstory.fulham
Also remember–when he scored for NER and clicked his heels together against Kansas City — hysterical.
Posted by Idaho Vandal on 2010/04/27 at 11:19 AM
I love how the piece finishes. The last 15 seconds or so is awesome.
Posted by Nick on 2010/04/29 at 5:56 AM
Did they really have to do a TMZ style opening to the piece? C’mon ESPN, you’re better than that. That being said, I like Schaap’s comment about the “regimented youth system” in the US not typically producing players of Dempsey’s caliber.
Posted by matthewsf on 2010/04/29 at 6:51 AM
You mean a player than can make it to the preMEERship…..sounds like a cruise liner.
And are we sure that ESPN is better than that?
Welcome back Nick….a ton of comments on your coaching post.
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