Post #1
Tuesday September 27, 2016 8:14pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,175
The news is that he is out for 2016. I really wish he is ok. I hope he can come back. His career does not deserve to end like this. Legend.

Speed Elf
El Paso
Post #2
Tuesday September 27, 2016 8:24pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 333
Here is the article from Sounders at Heart:

Obviously, first and foremost, his health and family come first. Keep Deuce and his family in your prayers everyone.
Post #3
Tuesday September 27, 2016 8:59pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,652
This is what ended Eddie Johnsons career. My guess Deuce will probably be done with his soccer career. Thoughts are with him and his family.

Now it's time for the future to be the present. Wood and Morris need to now realize they are the present.

Speed Elf
El Paso
Post #4
Tuesday September 27, 2016 9:45pm

Joined Jan 2013
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2tone, I thought that too, however, it was supposedly and enlarged heart which ended EJ career.
Post #5
Tuesday September 27, 2016 10:26pm

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Total Posts: 1,185
Dempsey is a fighter, but there are some things that determination cannot overcome. Regardless of how this ends I wish Duce the best going forward.

As for the USMNT this isn't as big an issue as it would have been a year or two ago. We now have a nice stable of forwards who could be selected (Jozy, Wood, Johannsson, Morris, Rubin, etc...). I was actually beginning to be concerned of how JK would be able to transition away from Dempsey and how Dempsey would react to becoming more of a role player than a star with the team.

Post #6
Wednesday September 28, 2016 1:45am

Joined Nov 2012
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Wish nothing but the best for him. This shouldn't be the way for him to go out. I know he will come back strong and healthy next year.

Speed Elf
El Paso
Post #7
Thursday September 29, 2016 7:57pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 333
Here is an update from Sounder at Heart:

Either way, I hope he and his wife take his long term health into consideration. His kids need him around as they grow up. In the end, this is just a game. Good Luck Duece, you and your family are in my prayers.
Post #8
Friday September 30, 2016 11:12am

Joined Nov 2012
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Brain/heart injuries are the only ones I would never fault an athlete from hanging up the cleats for. With modern medical breakthroughs almost every other part of the body can be replaced/repaired. You need your heart and your head. Hopefully he sits down and only comes back if he's truly 100%

Rey Regicide
Post #9
Friday September 30, 2016 12:43pm

Joined Sep 2013
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I want him to be able to talk to announcers regarding the US MNT in future games.

More importantly to his kids for as long as he can. I'm sure he's level headed, but he's got nothing to prove to the USMNT at least as far as I 'm concerned. He's given everything. Take as much time as you need, Clint.

Post #10
Tuesday February 7, 2017 4:02am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,449
Dempsey played 30 minutes today. Great to hear.

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