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Clint Dempsey Is Proving He Is Still Captain Material

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    Getting replaced as Captain of the US Men's team by Michael Bradley before the beginning of the Gold Cup had to hurt for Clint Dempsey. But the guy did deserve the strip of title, to be fair. He has a sorted history of being temperamental to say the least, and he got suspended for acting like a fool to a ref. That's not captain material.

    What is captain material though is almost single-handedly leading your team's offensive front through the Gold Cup. Dempsey scored the lone goal against Haiti in Game 2, and had 2 goals in the first game against Honduras.

    Sure, scoring doesn't a captain make. But.. it certainly CAN be, if he continues to be the main offense on the team. Do you think Dempsey is proving he deserves the title back? OR did the coach make the right call, by keeping Dempsey honest and hungry to prove himself?

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    Dallasite Wrote:

    OR did the coach make the right call, by keeping Dempsey honest and hungry to prove himself?

    This all the way. I think that was the perfect thing to do.
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    Keep him honest. It's working. Some guys are players, and lead production, but aren't necessarily team captains. I think that's Dempsey.
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    trump_card Wrote: Keep him honest. It's working. Some guys are players, and lead production, but aren't necessarily team captains. I think that's Dempsey.
    Being a Timbers fan, I loathe everything that is Clint Dempsey. I will begrudgingly admit that he's a phenomenal player, but his temperament should prevent him from being the captain of the national team. The captain has to be able to lead and not explode every time something upsets them. Dempsey has proven, on multiple occasions, that he can not do that.