Friday, March 19, 2010

That Goal!

US Men's National Team forward Clint Dempsey dinked a delightful chip that sunk the dagger into Juventus in the Europa League yesterday.

Fulham had been down 3:1 after the away trip to Turin, and battled back after giving up an early goal to Juventus to bring the tie level at 4:4. Then, Deuce Dempsey struck with the no look wedge shot from just off the green.

Every time I watch it, I get goosebumps. I've told many friends that I will retire on the spot, if I ever get good enough to chip a keeper in a game. That, to me, is the pinnacle of skill and audacity. As it is, I'm sure I'll be playing for years to come, because a shot like that is just brilliant!

1 comment:

  1. I remember the claim well. Glad he will not retire! Sweet shot. Sublime chip.