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Clint Dempsey wants some respect

Updated: June 9, 2011, 9:09 AM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- U.S. national team and Fulham forward Clint Dempsey ambles into a shiny hotel lobby. A father in a U.S.A. jersey calls over to him.

"Wassuuup?" Dempsey calls back with a high-pitched voice and a smile.

Could he give the man a signature and pose with his toddlers? Sure. The hip-hop aficionado has two small children of his own and is a devout family man. Dempsey kneels for the boy and girl to hug him as they pose.

Then he strolls to the ...

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