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Clint Dempsey photobombs Jurgen Klinsmann, Brazilian police

Jun 21, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

United States' Clint Dempsey leaps as he celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan) AP

If you’re a fan of the United States’ men’s soccer team, then you’ve likely already seen this magnificent photo of Clint Dempsey photobombing Jürgen Klinsmann as the coach posed for a photo with a group of Brazilian police officers.

But just in case you weren’t at a computer yesterday afternoon, when U.S. Soccer tweeted it out, we’ve got you covered. And even if you did see the photo, this one is worth viewing again. Dempsey, flying through the air, providing a bit of comic relief to what otherwise would’ve been just another ordinary photo.

In addition to this being a little bit of light relief before the USMNT heads into their game against Portugal on Sunday, it should also provide a bit of a boost for fans. The photo’s a bit blurred, but it looks like Dempsey doesn’t have any sort of bandage on his nose. It took the attacker less than thirty seconds to score the first goal for the U.S. against Ghana, but after a nasty collision with John Boye, he played the second half struggling to breathe properly, and said after he’d been coughing up blood occasionally.

U.S. Soccer confirmed earlier this week that Dempsey fractured his nose, but it appears it’s not hindering his spirit. That has to be a good sign. Portugal may be missing some of their best players, and Cristiano Ronaldo may not be at full strength, but Klinsmann – and fans – will want the USMNT firing on all cylinders regardless.


  1. cherry314 - Jun 21, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    What the picture also shows is a loose team in a good mood. I don’t think any of the English players would ever do that to Roy Hodgson or the Spanish players with Del Bosque.

  2. bayoor75 - Jun 22, 2014 at 2:07 AM

    Yep, keep loose…until you get thrashed tomorrow!

  3. crivasldnont - Jun 22, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Reblogged this on Studzup Blog and commented:
    Life is good in the USMNT

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