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ASN Morning Read: Donovan or Dempsey?

Which one of the dynamic duo would you rather have? According to a bunch of coaches, it's not actually much of a decision; an on-fire midfielder tallies another goal; David Beckham makes more noise.
BY Noah Davis Posted
October 30, 2013
8:08 AM
  • ESPN.com asked 14 Major League Soccer coaches if they'd rather have Landon Donovan or Clint Dempsey, and 14 MLS coaches answered that they'd rather have Donovan. The explanations generally break down along these lines: "[Donovan has] won championships, he's carried teams. For me, he's a safer bet in a locker room, in a team. With Dempsey, if everything lines up, he could probably give you more. But there’s also more risk."

  • All Ale Bedoya does is score goals:
  • Steve Davis goes deeper into that David Beckham to Miami rumor and finds... "My guess: Beckham can say today that Miami is it, his one true MLS expansion love! That he adores Miami and wants to be in the land of pastels and believes South Florida soon will be Seattle, Portland and Toronto FC (circa 2008) all rolled into one. But if Beckham runs more numbers and decides tomorrow that Miami just doesn’t work, for whatever reason, he can certainly change his mind. MLS isn’t going to turn the man down—well, MLS can’t contractually, even if it wanted to—because the object of Beckham’s geographical affections has shifted elsewhere."

  • Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux are Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke:

  • Meanwhile, Omar Gonzalez has also been busy:

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