What is the SB's feelings about Dempsey's recent NT play?
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What is the SB's feelings about Dempsey's recent NT play?
Posted by cwil177 on 10/13 at 4:55 pm
Recently, Deuce hasn't met my admittedly lofty expectations. He just seems careless sometimes. Case in point last night and the games against Jamaica. He takes lazy, long touches and gives the ball away cheaply in ways that I feel he doesn't do when playing in England. Thoughts?


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Posted by LSUSOBEAST1 on 10/13 at 5:08 pm to cwil177
Few players play as well or better for their country than they do for their club.


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Posted by cwil177 on 10/13 at 5:13 pm to LSUSOBEAST1
So you agree.


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Posted by joey barton on 10/13 at 5:20 pm to cwil177
Blame his club situation and our opponents.

I agree with you, but he is the type of player who deserves our full benefit of the doubt.

ETA: Wouldn't be surprised if he goes off on Tuesday. Michael Bradley opens a lot of things up, and they'll be playing on an actual field, one conducive to Deuce playing well.


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Posted by LSUSOBEAST1 on 10/13 at 5:34 pm to cwil177
To an extent, yes. He hasn't played as well for the USMNT in the past few matches as he has in previous ones. My point was that it's a bit unfair to compare him to his form with his club team.


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Posted by fightingtigers98 on 10/13 at 5:45 pm to LSUSOBEAST1
the problem with national team play is these guys aren't practicing everyday with each other


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Posted by beezylsu on 10/13 at 5:48 pm to fightingtigers98
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the problem with national team play is these guys aren't practicing everyday with each other





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Posted by 225bred on 10/13 at 8:07 pm to beezylsu
I'm glad this thread was created bc I thought ab posting this, I'm as a Deuce fan as anyone but more often than not he looks lazy, uninterested, and sometimes unhappy to be out there. Last night it was encouraging to see him ripping into Zusi for the poor crosses bc he showed some passion and some care and him dropping deep into the midfield showed some desire for the ball.


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Posted by joey barton on 10/13 at 8:30 pm to 225bred
He always looks lazy until he challenges for the ball and almost murders someone. He's just one of those players: either makes things look effortless or looks lazy, depending upon how well he's playing. It's always pretty obvious that he cares. He has been dropping deep consistently while we've been having problems.


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Posted by UASports23 on 10/13 at 8:42 pm to joey barton
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Last night it was encouraging to see him ripping into Zusi for the poor crosses bc he showed some passion and some care and him dropping deep into the midfield showed some desire for the ball.




IMO on pitch leadership has been a big problem with the USMNT.


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Posted by WarSlamEagle on 10/13 at 9:37 pm to fightingtigers98
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the problem with national team play is these guys aren't practicing everyday with each other

We can't all be like Antigua & Barbuda.



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Posted by cwil177 on 10/13 at 10:34 pm to WarSlamEagle
Or Spain, for the most part.


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Posted by thenry712 on 10/13 at 10:48 pm to UASports23
Dempsey is also marked more closely while on national duty, than he would be during a regular game for Fulham or Spuds; teams with more talented players.

Every touch, pass and shot is much more magnified for him, more than any other US players at this point, even Donovan isn't seen as the go-to attacking linchpin when he's healthy.


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Posted by Bho on 10/13 at 10:53 pm to UASports23
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IMO on pitch leadership has been a big problem with the USMNT.



Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner.



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Posted by Sheep on 10/13 at 11:19 pm to cwil177
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Thoughts?





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Posted by uway on 10/13 at 11:29 pm to Sheep
The main excuse for JK in my head is that Landon and Clint are still two of our very best, and they haven't done anything for him.


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Posted by Dandy Lion on 10/13 at 11:31 pm to uway
Clint was a leader last night. Important things which don't show up on the scoresheet on an individual basis. He was balls out defending at the end.


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Posted by UASports23 on 10/13 at 11:50 pm to Dandy Lion
But leadership comes in spurts for the USMNT. Boca shows leadership on the backline, but as far as the midfield....no one really steps up.

Donovan should be captain. However, he has never stepped up. Helluva a player, but not a leader.

Dempsey is sorta the same way. He is everyone's friend and only shows leadership in spurts.

Bradley is still a hot head. Can't be doing those type of things, like he did last night.

Also, there really isn't any continuity in our midfield either. IMO. We move so many players in n out. It's another thing that hurts us.

We still havent had a solid roster. It's a crap shoot every game. I understand you have to play to your advantages but frick.

With Edu, Beckerman, Bradley, Dempsey, Williams, Jones, Torres, etc. etc. No wonder passing sucks from time to time. What do you expect?


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Posted by Dandy Lion on 10/13 at 11:51 pm to UASports23
Last night's match was difficult to watch, and gauge, but I think Clint was a leader. My humble opinion.


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Posted by Jumbeauxlaya on 10/14 at 12:20 am to UASports23
Bradley should be given the captains armband.

Not only is he the composer on the pitch but he's the future. I think it'll calm him down some as well



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