Thursday, August 1, 2013

Boyd of summer (updated)

Yep, Rapid Vienna ace Terrence Boyd has already bagged three goals on the campaign, the last coming as the equalizing spot kick (which he also won) in a 1-1 Europa League qualifying draw at Greek side Asteras Tripolis.

UPDATE: The penalty play starts at the 48-second mark.





- Greg Seltzer

17 comments:

Grant said...

http://www.footytube.com/video/Asteras-Tripolis-vs-SK-Rapid-Wien-188848?ref=lchan_results

Jolazo said...

Bat signal, Greg.

WTF is this Dempsey to Seattle Sounders nonsense and please tell its not going to happen.

dikranovich said...

jolazo, how in the world could a top American coming to play in MLS be a bad thing? what, deuce needs to refine his game some more before next summer in brazil?

Jolazo said...

The move doesn't make sense. Even if Dempsey decides to leave Spurs, there's 7 or 8 other PL teams that he walks into the starting lineup of. Those teams would pay him more than an MLS team would. He would face better competition in a much better league. He wouldn't have to uproot his family and move them 5,000 miles.

And that's just ignoring the fact that Dempsey is on record as being extremely unhappy with the way MLS handled his transfer to Fulham.

Dempsey has never chased the money, and he has never settled for the comfortable career situation. Coming to MLS while he's still in his prime would be totally out of character.

I hope the MLS does well and I realize its success has a tangential effect on the national team, but I care a lot more about the national team than growing MLS. Especially in a World Cup year.

Jacob Klinger said...

It's not like he's an aging vet needing to ensure the national team coach sees him play. He's penciled into the first XI in the prime of his career.

Also, that coming-home logic doesn't apply to the U.S. national team as much as in other countries, where even there I don't think it's as much of a factor anymore.

PaulD said...

You gotta think if Demps is in SF today then he was meeting with Everton. He surely isn't coming to MLS.

dikranovich said...

fellas, we have to be real here and understand that a soccer players prime is not thirty years old. its just not and if anyone says it is, then they are smoking crack. maybe if the player is juicing, then 30 could be the prime.

Dempsey could go to the sounders and get the champions league experience he is craving. who knows, how about a trip to a copa sud America, or whoa, maybe a copa liberatadores.

whats this idea that coming to MLS is just settling for a situation. come dominate if he is that good, what, you dorks don't want to see Dempsey tearing up MLS again? bloggers please!!!

no lets bring deuce back to MLS when he is 35 and needs an AARP card. doesn't that seem as counter intuitive as can be. I mean, that was the problem with the old NASL, and now you guys want to go and make the same mistakes.

My goodness....

everton would not be bad though, but without moyes, its not as attractive.

dikranovich said...

and now deuce could be sitting on the bench and you guys care more about the national team, and bla bla bla.

can you even here what your saying.

jolazo. no soup for you!!! one year.

Paul Poenicke said...

Greg, I think it is time to sound the horn and call off the troll hunt. This "sport" is going to turn ugly fast.

Evidence: suggesting Dempsey is taking performance enhancing drugs when there is absolutely no justification to support the claim.

More evidence: CONCACAF Champions League play was the kind of experience Dempsey expressed interest in when he left Fulham.

I do agree on one point: yes, it would be nice to see Dempsey tear up MLS. But this won't help his career as much as playing in a superior league. Donovan has demonstrated that he can play well in MLS and still boss the national team. Dempsey has demonstrated he is a different player--a fact we must respect about both men--and a fact that we cannot selfishly desire for the enrichment of our domestic league.

dikranovich said...

paul, what kind of crusade are you on. first its the icelamericans, now you are accusing people(me) of saying Dempsey is taking ped's. what kind of BS is that?

Jon said...

dikranovich needs to kick himself in the face. then do it again.

Clint going to Sea would be a bad move anyway you slice it. Huge step down in quality and competition. Basically going from a UCL contender in the top league in the world to an average team in maybe the 15th best league in the world, and that's being generous.

And someone tell Clint Seattle's crap turf will shorten his career. No reason to play on that crap, or all the other crap surfaces in MLS.

Jacob Klinger said...

Recent history's shown us that American players, especially those who play college ball, like Dempsey, tend to peak a little later.

dikranovich said...

yak, if you say your not happy that deuce is coming to play in MLS, I will be a monkeys uncle.

a soccer players prime hits well before 30. ahh, maybe also unless that player is a goal keeper. so unless you are a keeper or on roids, 30 is post prime. regardless of college. players may bloom later because of college, but they will still be 30 when they are 30.

dikranovich said...

and I think there are two words everyone is forgetting.

those two words are allen and paul. put another way.....

PAUL ALLEN

Greg Seltzer said...

Dude, get serious would ya?

dikranovich said...

greg, please, a month ago you were certain deuce was not transfer listed, meanwhile, I think it is pretty clear now, that he was.

Greg Seltzer said...

As in May when I reported it, his agent stated publicly that Tottenham was not shopping Deuce. Even if he moves now, that does not retroactively prove anything. You must stop assuming as fact.