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Fans all over Nacogdoches cheer for Dempsey

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

The United States Men'sSoccer team has the country believing they can win and it is partly due to theleadership of Nacogdoches native Clint Dempsey.

Dempsey has people allover the states believing in the American's chances and no one believes in themmore than his hometown fans.

Fans at watch parties heldat Banita Creek Hall and the Flashback Café were hoping for a win, even thougha Ghana loss to Portugal put the men through to the round of 16. Either way,fans at the parties said they were just happy to see Dempsey shine on the worldstage.

"Soccer is the biggestsport in the world and for Clint Dempsey to be from Nacogdoches and play on theworld stage says a lot about our small town and what people here can do,"Thomas Moseer said.

The Banita Creek watchparty was organized by SFA women's soccer coach Wally Crittenden as a way toincrease involvement in the youth soccer teams of Nacogdoches. Crittenden hopedthe U.S. captain would be seen as a motivator.

"He's so specialbecause he can score in games and he can attack well and he can shoot," Evan Kwitkowskisaid.

At the Flashback Café, fansin attendance know Dempsey carries their town on his shoulders.

"He's given a lot backto the community with the Clint Dempsey fields, so it is good to bring oursupport here locally and watch him on the world stage," Caleb Stacy said.

"He was alreadysetting an example as he was in school here and his college career," Cindy Ivysaid. "To see him go further brings so much pride to Nacogdoches and hope toour future students and participants in our soccer programs."

Despite the loss toGermany, Dempsey is still a hero.

"This world cup isgoing to end with USA getting a lot of attention because they played good andthey're really going to become more popular," Kwitkowski said.

"I'm happy for theUSA even though they lost," J.T. Hebert said.

Both the Flashback Café and Banita Creek Hallplan on having watch parties as long as the men's soccer team keeps advancing.

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