Must-See Interview: Clint Dempsey

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38 Responses to Must-See Interview: Clint Dempsey

  1. stan says:

    wow, what a waste of 11 minutes with the best US soccer player on the planet. brutal interview

  2. ChrisTheLSUTiger says:

    “We’re sorry, this video cannot be played from your current location.”
    Probably the most irritating part of living abroad…

  3. Kasey says:

    Clint needs to smile more

  4. DaleDaleDynamo says:

    Incase anyone missed the headline: its a MUST-SEE interview.

  5. baskets says:

    That interviewer is awkward. And he says “of course” way too often.

  6. Marc Silverstein says:

    “was it worth it”, really? C’mon that has to be the worst question I’ve ever heard.

  7. Michael Stypulkoski says:

    You’re rich, famous, and one of the greatest soccer players your country has ever produced. But honestly, was it worth all those long drives to Dallas?

  8. ex_sweeper says:

    I couldn’t get past the first trite question. Rather than waste 11.08 minutes of my life with listening to drivel, just tell me if he says anything we haven’t heard before.

  9. nato says:

    You sir are a Legend. It would be great to see Jake Gyllenhaal play him in a movie basked on Clint?

  10. nato says:

    Van Persie has scored 34 league goals this calendar year. Dempsey has scored 13. Not bad if u ask me

  11. jhhyggvgvgbbhhn says:

    why doesn’t USSF promote the heck out of Clint? He’s the ideal promoter for US SOCCER. He came from humble beginnings to playing with the best in the best league in the world. I don’t get how he doesn’t have sponsor deals. He should be on a Wheaties box, have a shoe deal with NIKE or something. Pimp this dude out there.

  12. Peter Homer says:

    anyone has or know where I can find a compilation of all of his goals for Fulham or at least a lot of them?

  13. Peter Homer says:

    mark my words, he leaves Fulham this summer for a CL team in France or Germany.

  14. The Dude says:

    “Here’s another leading question I’ve got for ya.”

  15. Jim says:

    Has the meaning “must-see” changed in recent years? Good grief

  16. jon says:

    I don’t think the interviewer asked a single follow up question. He just stayed to his scripted list of boring/obvious questions. Like, when clint says I believe on improving every year. Ask, what have you been working on improving lately? Poor

  17. Bryan says:

    Must see is just a label they put on it for organizational purposes. It’s a series of sorts that they have. Don’t be so anal.

  18. ACS says:

    I’d like the Jay Demerit Story get the Lords of Dogtown treatment.

  19. Joe D says:

    You guys are pathetic. We get an interview with Clint Dempsey, something I can’t remember the last time we saw one, and all some want to do is complain about the questions asked? Get a life folks. It wasn’t the best interview ever, but it was good to hear from Clint, and any U.S. fan should be happy to get a chance to see that.

  20. Kosh says:

    I dunno Joe, it was a very, very bad interview. We get to hear Clint during post game interviews and such, so there was nothing new that we learned here. So yes it was a waste of time.

    Though you do have a point that many do tend to beat a dead horse to death, especially on this blog. It was a horrible interview and I was going to leave it at that – because I chose to keep watching when I could have simply stopped (to complain about it after the fact does seem a tad bit ridiculous).

  21. baskets says:

    Clint isn’t somebody I’d necessarily want to see/hear interviewed. It’s obviously not his favorite thing to do and judging by the quality of the interviewer, I wouldn’t expect him to be giving too many more from now on.

    He’s a quiet performer, very private, and I just enjoy watching him play.

    Balotelli on the other hand would be an awesome interview…

  22. baskets says:

    I certainly hope so. He seems content in England though…he did talk about how much of an ordeal it was getting his family settled in England.

    He’s got nothing left to prove at Fulham but it’s also a place where he can play longer term. I’d say he’s got 5-6 strong years left in him at Fulham, probably 3-4 if he moved to a bigger club like Dortmund, PSG, or Lyon.

  23. fischy says:

    So…is there any reason for me to spend my time watching this “must-see” interview?

  24. Wondolowski says:

    Why do they keep showing the interviewer? i thought it was about clint, not some chachee interviewer.

    but what is MUST SEE is awkward laugh at 3:30!!!!!

    good luck clint. hope to see you in Nats camp this summer.

  25. PetedeLA says:

    Dortmund’s still trying to save money from their bankrupt years.

    But Schalke…. I could see that.

    I don’t know enough about France.

  26. Micha says:

    Dempsey is a brooding, sulking man. Always looks like he has some long-standing beef with everyone.

  27. GW says:

    Tim Oliphant.

    Walton Goggins to play Donovan.

  28. GW says:

    As an interview it was weak. However it was clearly aimed at the person with a passing interest in soccer. Dempsey’s story is pretty interesting if you haven’t already heard it.

    jhhyggvgvgbbhhn was just bitching and moaning about the US not doing enough to promote Dempsey and this obviously is an attempt to begin that process. A pathetic attempt but an attempt nonetheless.

    The SBI soccer sophisticates would obviously find this interview too banal for their discriminating palates and should not deign to view it.

  29. WendellGee says:


  30. biersal says:

    Irritating but easy to overcome….lots of VPNs out there now-a-days allowing subscribers to route through US and UK IP addys.

  31. Jamie Z. says:

    Ditto that.

  32. Michael F. says:

    The absolute worst interview. Trite, obvious, and awkward. Jaimie Trecker needs hisn
    credentials pulled and go back to University. Ives, are you the one defining “Must See”? Cmon. You really can’t find this must see can you.

  33. Stephen Bunger says:

    Yes sir!

  34. Stephen says:

    And he plays like it, that’s why I/we love him.

  35. GW says:

    For anyone who doesn’t know these two actors FX has a series called Justified.

    It’s like watching a Dempsey and Donovan buddy movie except it’s reversed since Clint is the good guy and Donovan is the bad guy.

  36. Jim says:

    I’m well aware of the organizational tags they use here, especially “must-see”, thanks for the info tho. Typically, “must-see” would entail that something is interesting or at least mildly entertaining, neither of which apply to this interview. I understand having to fill blog space on a very slow holiday weekend, but this interview was terrible and Ives shouldn’t have wasted his time putting it on here

  37. Creige says:

    Here here. I thought Trecker was banned from reporting on all things USA soccer. should have fired him along time ago.

  38. Jonathan Evans says:

    Trecker has always been garbage but when did he become our 7th grade Biology teacher?

    Dude looks like “Doc” from Back to the Future now.