Dempsey has certainly exhibited some superhero-like qualities as he led the U.S. to the end of the tournament's group stage. In two matches, the captain has already scored two goals as centre forward, and is one of the team's most crucial players. "Clint has taken to the responsibility of leading the line really well," goalkeeper Tim Howard, a senior international since 2002, told FIFA.com. Yup, that definitely sounds like a superhero.
Now, if Team USA advances to the knockout stage, then they are one step closer to the final, and right now the odds are looking good for them. The only scenario that would not see them advancing is if they lose to Germany and the combined margin of victory in the U.S.'s loss and Ghana's victory against Portugal is more than two. Just like a good superhero, Americans can feel safe counting on Dempsey to deliver.
Over the course of his career, the 31-year-old Texas native has capped 106 times and scored 38 international goals. When he's not leading Team USA to victory, he's normally playing for the Seattle Sounders FC as a midfielder. But out on the field in Brazil is where his superhuman abilities really shine — even his title, captain of Team USA, sounds a lot like a certain famous Marvel character.
Here he is: Captain America. Go Team USA!
Now, to answer that other question, why don't we let you decide...
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