SBI MLS Player of the Week: Clint DempseyApril 14, 2014 • By Caitlin Murray
By CAITLIN MURRAY
Clint Dempsey has done it again.
After leading the Sounders to a jaw-dropping rally and draw last week in Portland on a hat trick, he returned for round two to wage a comeback win in Dallas this week.
Scoring two goals and forcing an own goal from a strategic shot into traffic, Dempsey pushed his side to erase a 2-1 deficit and grab a 3-2 victory against FC Dallas, a team that went into the weekend unbeaten. Dempsey’s efforts earned him SBI MLS Player of the Week honors for Week Six.
Dempsey’s first goal on Saturday was about as good as a free kick can be hit, with the ball buckling off the crossbar’s underside and back behind the goal line.
Critics of Dempsey — who had been growing louder and louder with every match the striker went without scoring — will be hard-pressed to dismiss his stellar back-to-back performances for the Sounders. More importantly, Dempsey is playing confidence-building soccer as the U.S. Men’s National Team looks ahead to the World Cup this summer.
Dempsey beat out Javier Morales, Robbie Keane and Edson Buddle for this week’s honors.
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