Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/24/11
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Clint Dempsey told FOX Soccer exclusively that US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann would help him raise his game to the next level, the host of new faces coming on to the national team was a big positive, and young players have to learn the basics in order to succeed (full interview, above). The Fulham striker and his family opened up their home to FOX Soccer for the Christmas season as a gift to his American fans. With his mother, father and brother Ryan, Dempsey discussed the importance of the holidays, the meaning of family and his goals for the future in a rare long-form interview that you can only see on FOX Soccer. Dempsey, who grew up watching his new national team manager as a kid, was adamant that Klinsmann is the man for the transitional period the team finds itself in. “To have a world class player to be your manager is a great thing. He has so much experience and knowledge that he has about the game that he can pass down to me. It’s great to add that to [my] game t...
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