Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Clint Dempsey's Record 37 EPL Goals

On Monday, Clint Dempsey's 85th minute, game-winning goal against Liverpool set the record for most goals scored by an American in the Premier League with 37.  Before Brian McBride's 2008 incredible mark of 36, the most an American had scored was 13, set by Roy Wegerle in 1995.

This isn't the first notable moment vs Liverpool in Dempsey's career.  In his first year at Fulham '06-'07, his winning goal kept Fulham in the top flight and kick-started his legend.  Beginning that season, Dempsey has since become the club's leading scorer in the EPL, which he also surpassed McBride (32) to achieve.

This has been quite a year for Clint.  For the '10-'11 season, Dempsey was awarded Fulham's Player of the Season.  He managed to lead the club with 13 goals on the year, which is also the most by an American in Europe in a single season.  In this campaign, with the Liverpool goal, Dempsey once again leads his club in scoring with 6 goals over all competitions.  He was also awarded the US Soccer Player of the Year award, having scored a career-high 5 goals this calendar year.  Still in his prime at 28, Clint Dempsey is already the most accomplished field player (non-goalkeeper) in US (and Fulham) history.

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