Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
4. AMERICANS ABROAD: Dempsey makes English Premier League debut; Wolff sees German action
January 22nd, 2007 3:12PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Clint Dempsey, who joined Fulham on a $4 million transfer fee from the New England Revolution, made his English Premier League debut on Saturday in a 1-1 tie with Tottenham Hotspur.

Dempsey came on against Tottenham in the 81st minute, joining fellow Americans Carlos Bocanegra and Brian McBride, who both started and went the full 90.

Fulham, playing a man down, took a 1-0 lead in 84th minute on a Vincenzo Montella penalty kick awarded when defender Michael Dawson handled a shot from McBride. Dempsey helped initiated the sequence that led to McBride's shot.

"He came back from America last week," said Fulham coach Chris Coleman of Dempsey on the club's Web site, "and it will take him a good few games before he gets into it but once he does, he's a player who'll do very well for us. He's a very fit player but anybody who comes to the Premier League from a different country will tell you there's nothing like it. Clint won't be any different. I've seen a lot of MLS games and it's a decent standard but the pace is nothing like the Premiership."

Dempsey said, "It's always good to get the first game out the way. I've been traveling back and forth to the States so it's been tough getting the training in. I've been off for a while so I haven't played any games since November."

All three of EPL's American goalkeepers celebrated wins last weekend as Reading (Marcus Hahnemann) beat Sheffield United, 3-1; Blackburn (Brad Friedel) down Manchester City, 3-0; and Everton (Tim Howard) beat Wigan, 2-0.

Bobby Convey came on for Reading in the 85th minute for his first league action since October. Convey, who had been suffering from a knee injury, started a Jan. 9 FA Cup win, 3-2, over Burnley.

DaMarcus Beasley was a halftime sub for Manchester City.

In Germany, Josh Wolff made his debut for Second Division 1860 Munich, which fell 3-0 to Greuther Fuerth, entering the game in the 60th minute. Fellow American Gregg Berhalter, who started and went the full 90 on Munich's backline, received Kicker Magazine's lowest rating.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Twenty for Canada 2015: New Zealand's Ali Riley    
Ali Riley is about as American as you can get. Born in Los Angeles. Product of ...
FIFA bombshell: seven arrested in Zurich, 14 indicted    
Zurich's Baur au Lac, the preferred hotel of FIFA executives, was raided in the early morning ...
What They're Saying: FIFA spokesperson Walter De Gregorio    
"Well, he is not dancing in his office. He is very calm, he is fully cooperative ...
ICYMI MLS: Gooch sighting; Drogba back on the radar    
Oguchi Onyewu, who is out of contract after being released by English club Charlton, trained with ...
MLS: This week ...    
The busiest midweek of the season to date -- three games -- kicks off Week 13 ...
Road to Vancouver: Brazil's Formiga picked for sixth time    
Formiga was picked to play in her sixth Women's World Cup for Brazil as she was ...
What They're Saying: Greg Vanney    
"The beauty of this is that these guys have watched Manchester City play throughout the course ...
Video Pick: Chelsea loanee farther from Stamford Bridge with this miss    
Chelsea's Bertrand Traore is apparently having a successful loan spell at Dutch club Vitesse -- but ...
Road to Vancouver: Germany's Neid picks deep squad    
The loss of 2014 FIFA Women's Player of the Year Nadine Kessler, who is injured, and ...
Video Pick: Congrats to Wondo, but Dwyer's goal is tops     
Chris Wondolowski's penalty-kick strike makes the list of Week 12 MLS AT&T Goal of the Week ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives