“He and I shoot text messages back and forth. He's doing great. It looks really good, it looks promising that he's going to come back, hopefully by the beginning of next year, unfortunately not
this time anymore now. We are always with Clint. We always are in our thoughts with him. And we are sure that we are going to see him early next year again."
-- U.S. national team coach
on veteran Clint Dempsey
, who is out for the rest of 2016 due to a heart condition. (Facebook