“It’s a lot of different things for me. I wanted to gete back to playing at the highest level. I wanted to get back into top form.” U.S. international Clint Dempsey talking about returning to Fulham and the EPL on loan for two months in January/February. (Soccer America)
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“This is the opportunity of a lifetime. Everytime I start to think about it, I really start to cry.’” Jeff Cassar on being named head coach of Real Salt Lake, replacing Jason Kreis, who resigned to become the new head coach of FC New York. (Salt Lake City media conference)
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“I will sing the German anthem. And also the American. It is an incredibly beautiful anthem. Moreover, I have been here for 15 years now.’” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, when asked by the German press which anthem he will sing when his current team faces his former team at next summer’s World Cup. (ESPNFC.com)
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“We’re all smiling big smiles.’” Notre Dame head coach Bobby Clark, 68, after his club won the NCAA Division I national championship with a 2-1 win over Maryland. (Soccer America)
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“I think I almost have more fun at practice than I do sometimes in games.’” Wake Forest senior and all-time leading goalscorer Katie Stengel, in an article by Graham Hays at the beginning of the 2013 season. (ESPW.)
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“I welcome people to write me off, to say I won’t come back. Because I know I’ll be on that plane to Brazil (for the World Cup). If I do well with Bolton I’ll be on the national team. They go together. Jurgen’s not gonna call me up just because of what I used to be.” USA midfielder Stuart Holden, speaking about his rehab from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, his fourth leg injury since 2011. Holden suffered the latest knee injury playing against Panama this past summer with the U.S. MNT in World Cup qualifications. (Howler)
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