American crew helps Fulham avoid the drop

May 23, 2008
By Ravi Ubha
LONDON -- Clint Dempsey hasn't had much luck fishing during his days off in North Carolina. At least he and the rest of his Fulham teammates didn't let the big one slip away as the Premier League season ended last week.

Dempsey & Co. were 15 minutes from demotion to the second-tier Championship, a world apart from the glamorous top division and historic stadiums such as Old Trafford and Anfield, when a rare Danny Murphy header sealed a 1-0 win at Portsmouth to keep the Cottagers ...

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