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Clint Dempsey prepares to move to Premiership?

Dempseyclint_2394_jpg Clint 'Deuce' Dempsey is the current Player of the Year in the U.S. He's a solid enough midfielder, still young (23) and good enough for a squad place in most Premiership teams, barring the top five or six clubs. Sports Illustrated reports that Dempsey will probably move from current club New England Revolution to the Prem in the January transfer window. The rumours suggest that Fulham and Charlton – who made an unsuccessful £1.5m offer for Dempsey in August 2006 – are the most likely destinations for the American.

Dempsey himself is confident he could cut it in England: 'If I didn't think I could make an impact I shouldn't be playing,' he says. 'I feel like I can go over and make a difference because I was able to make a difference during the World Cup. The only way I'll get better is to continue putting myself in that environment. It's sink or swim, and I like being around that.'

Here's a clip featuring some of Dempsey's best goals:

November 30, 2006 in Rumours & gossip | Permalink

Comments

Clint 'Deuce' Dempsey is the current Player of the Year in the U.S.

No, he isn't. Christian Gomez of DC United got MVP for the year, and well deserved, too.

Posted by: human | Nov 30, 2006 3:25:49 PM

Ah, thanks for pointing that out Human - we took our info from Sports Illustrated. What do they know?

Posted by: Ollie, Pies Ed. | Nov 30, 2006 3:38:58 PM

Actually Pies was right the first time, Dempsey IS the (Honda) US Soccer Player of the Year, awarded by US Soccer Federation to any US Soccer Player. Man City midfielder Claudio Reyna has won this award several times despite not playing in MLS.
MLS MVP is a different award, going to the best player in MLS, American or not. Gomez is from Argentina, I believe.

Posted by: berto | Nov 30, 2006 4:00:58 PM

yes, he is the U.S. Player of the Year (awarded by the USSF, our version of the FA):

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15119930/

Christian Gomez, an Argentinian, is the MLS MVP, a completely different award.

Posted by: wise | Nov 30, 2006 4:01:33 PM

Still remember the great commentary from Motson during the World Cup:

'Apparently, Clint Dempsey is a freestyle rapper - whatever that means.'

Posted by: Nick | Dec 3, 2006 1:04:57 PM

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