Published On: Tue, Jun 17th, 2014

Clint Dempsey covers Outside Magazine, discusses taking on Brazil

It’s no secret: Team USA doesn’t have an easy World Cup path ahead. But Seattle Sounders star Clint Dempsey, the 31-year-old striker who ascended from a Texas trailer home to become the highest-paid American in Major League Soccer history, is the epitome of the dark horse—and the perfect player to shoulder Team USA’s daunting World Cup campaign.

In its July issue, OUTSIDE magazine speaks with Dempsey, Team USA captain. Included are excerpts from the article, also available at http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/athletes/Clint-Dempsey-is-the-World-Cups-Champion-Underdog.html.

On his path to professional soccer: “As a kid, I used to play in Mexican leagues on Sundays. I was playing against men out there, getting elbowed in the face. It forced me to be tougher.”

National-team coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Dempsey’s skill: “Clint has daring, quickness and incredible technique. And he can create something out of nothing.”

On his team’s odds in Brazil: “We have a difficult group, but we’re doing everything we can to do something special. The team is getting stronger and stronger.”

About OUTSIDE: OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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    […] out the full interview HERE   Outside Magazine talked with Dempsey as well, check out more on HERE   The U.S. Team dropped Thursday’s match against Germany 1-0 but managed to move along to […]

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