Dempsey's injury clouds World Cup participation

Dempsey remains the U.S. team's enigma

January 17, 2010
By Steve Davis
CARSON, Calif. -- Perhaps no player in a U.S. Soccer shirt can summon a range of emotions the way Clint Dempsey can. Unless you count Landon Donovan. But the range of emotions concerning Everton's newest loaner is so all over the place that he's off the charts here.

Fans love Dempsey for his moments of brilliance and stubborn fearlessness. But when the wall of discontent over U.S. performance starts going up, the mercurial Texan seems to provide his fair share ...

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