Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
Dempsey's 'main position' is ...
SI.com, February 28th, 2012 1:32PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

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 I just like being anywhere I can get into the attack, whether it's out wide, as a withdrawn forward, a target forward or more as a midfielder who has freedom to run forward in the center.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."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Bookmakers Slash LVG Exit Odds    
British bookmakers reacted to Manchester United's humiliating 4-0 defeat against Milton Keynes Dons in the Capital ...
Atletico Appeals Simeone's Ban    
Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo on Tuesday said the club would appeal coach Diego Simeone's eight-game ...
Eto'o Signs Two-Year Deal with Everton     
Samuel Eto'o on Tuesday completed a free transfer to Everton, signing a two-year deal with the ...
Warnock Appointed Coach of Crystal Palace     
Crystal Palace on Tuesday signed former coach Neil Warnock on a two-year contract. Warnock, who most ...
Barca Target Douglas to Sign Five-Year Deal     
Barcelona on Tuesday announced that Brazilian right back Douglas will join the club before the end ...
Deila: Celtic 'Not Good Enough' for UCL     
Celtic coach Ronny Deila said his team was "not good enough" to play in this season's ...
Di Maria: I was Forced Out by Real Madrid    
In an open letter to Real Madrid fans, Angel Di Maria reveals that he did not ...
Yeagley: 'They all want to beat Indiana'    
A Big Ten title extended Indiana's streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances to 27, but it ...
Belmont Abbey freshman McGuire remembered on campus    
Belmont Abbey freshman Michael McGuire collapsed following a pre-season fitness test Aug. 16 and died five ...
Report: Benatia Joins Bayern Munich from Roma     
AS Roma on Tuesday sold central defender Mehdi Benatia to Bayern Munich on a five-year contract. ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives