Found June 10, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
That a sudden shift had occurred became apparent on a scraggly practice field on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica. As the U.S. national soccer team filed off their bus, the clamor from the kids gripping the fence surrounding the stands was but for one man. Dempsey! Dempsey! Dempsey! For the first time in as long as memory will stretch back, Landon Donovan was not the name most closely associated with Team USA -- if any player's name was known at all. Sure, Donovan hadn't made the team for the trio of June World Cup qualifiers, still rounding into form after a 4-month sabbatical as he was. But then most Jamaicans didn't know that. Had Donovan been there, he'd have been overshadowed by Clint Dempsey all the same. Fair enough. Dempsey has scored 11 goals in his last 15 games for the USA, passing Eric Wynalda for second place on the all-time scoring list with his recent brace against Germany, which brought him to 35. Until Friday's 2-1 over Jamaica, he'd sc...

US faces Panama in World Cup qualifying

Ask FIFA and the organization says it sees no problem with playing on a quality artificial field. U.S. Soccer still does. ''I'd rather play on real grass over turf than to play on turf,'' U.S. captain Clint Dempsey said Monday. Playing on a temporary grass field is the situation that will face the United States on Tuesday night when its plays Panama in a World...
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