I can assure you Fulham striker Clint Dempsey is not visiting the botanical gardens in West London these days.
Instead, the Nacogdoches native has his mind set on one thing: helping his team avoid relegation from the English Premier League.
Pretty heady stuff for the talented 24-year-old who made his parents drive him six hours round-trip to Dallas to play youth soccer.
While Dempsey is fighting to help keep Fulham in the Premier League, he also is trying to establish himself to his third coach in just over a year’s time.
Dempsey was brought to Fulham from the New England Revolution by then-manager Chris Coleman. Coleman was fired last year and replaced by Lawrie Sánchez, who also was let go. Now Roy Hodgson is at the helm, and the pressure is on at Craven Cottage.
Playing as a striker, Dempsey leads…..