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Morning Read: All AVB Wants for Xmas is Dempsey

The Tottenham manager has some heady words for his American star; Oguchi Onyewu's club falls deeper into chaos; and Stuart Holden continues to be his charming Stuart Holden self.
BY Noah Davis Posted
December 24, 2012
4:22 AM
  • Andre Villas-Boas loves him some Clint Dempsey. Here are the quotes to prove it: "[Dempsey] is a massive player for us. He has had a big impact. He scored 17 goals last season so we have to count on him. He plays striker, plays wings and plays through the middle so he gives us that option." That's about as effusive as you get in the world of international football.

  • Oh man, Malaga doesn't look fun. Gabriele Marcotti details the situation at Oguchi Onyewu's club and, yeah, not the best of times off the field despite some impressive performances on it. The silver lining? Perhaps the fire sale will help the American defender see even more time.

  • Andrew Wiebe makes the case that Dax McCarty was the most under-appreciated player in Major League Soccer this year. We completely agree, although we don't think that does much to help his United States national team chances. What up, Gold Cup?

  • Oh Stu...

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