USA Vs. Canada, Gold Cup 2011: Clint Dempsey Just Misses Amazing Goal

Clint Dempsey almost scored the most amazing goal ever. No, that's not hyperbole. It would have been the most amazing goal ever. He can running in down the left side towards the far post and was spotted. The cross came in, but Lars Hirschfeld was able to get the slightest of a hand to it. The deflection put the ball just behind him and it looked like an opportunity lost. Someone forgot to tell Dempsey that though.

With the ball chest high and behind him, Dempsey jumped and lifted his left. He tried a chest high, backheeled volley and guess what? He pulled it over. He really did and it was absolutely incredible. The shot was goal bound too, but like so many chances for the U.S. in this match, it was blocked. This block was really unfortunate though because it would have been the best goal ever scored. No joke. It was that awesome.

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