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It's Dempsey Time

Updated: February 13, 2011, 9:28 AM ET
By Mark Young

Since the 1990s, aspiring young American soccer players have looked to the likes of John Harkes, Claudio Reyna and Brian McBride as their non-goalkeeping role models. Now, it's Clint Dempsey's time. And based on his performances with Fulham, it's time for Bob Bradley to make the fiery Texan the fulcrum around which he builds the U.S. national team.

That process might have begun this week, but with Egypt preoccupied with much more important matters than football, Wednesday's ...

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