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Dempsey's 'main position' is ...
SI.com, February 28th, 2012 1:32PM

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Grant Wahl spoke with U.S. attacker Clint Dempsey in Genoa ahead of the USA's friendly on Wednesday against Italy (2:45 pm ET ESPN2, Galavision) about several topics, including his 16 goals in all competitions this year for Fulham:

"It's good, because one of my favorite parts of the game is scoring goals and helping your team win games. To come up big when your team needs you is a great feeling. This year it's something I've gotten to experience quite a few times. Hopefully there are more goals in me and I can get to the 20 mark in all competitions. I have 12 games left. Hopefully that will happen."

On the USA struggling to score under Coach Jurgen Klinsmann and where Dempsey would you like to play of the field

"It just depends. My whole career I've been asked: What's your main position? I just like being anywhere I can get into the attack, whether it's out wide, as a withdrawn forward, a target forward or more as a midfielder who has freedom to run forward in the center. Ideally, I'd like to face my opponents. I don't like having my back to goal, so I don't like to be a target guy that holds the ball up. I'd rather be a guy who's running at defenders or running behind defenders and getting balls played through. But I'll play any position to be on the field, because if you're not playing, to me, you're just wasting time."

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