Clint Dempsey's Nutmeg Is A Thing Of True Beauty

An outrageous piece of skill from the soccer ball kicker

Thanks to Clint Dempsey for this reminder that football truly is the beautiful game – particularly when turned into a mesmerising Gif.

The U.S. (and former Fulham and Spurs) forward nutmegged Turkey’s Hakan Balta during his teams 2-1 friendly victory at Red Bull Arena in New York.

What you don’t see is the keeper thwarting him a moment later, but hey, that’s the beauty of editing. Dempsey, who now plies his trade for  Seattle Sounders FC, went on to score the winner anyway.

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In a tough group with Germany, Portugal and Ghana, it’s unlikely America will make much of an impact in Brazil, but with Dempsey in the side they’ll always have a chance.


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