Hot List: Donovan rounding into form 

April, 22, 2013

If Tottenham Hotspur ends up qualifying for next season's Champions League, Clint Dempsey's comeback-sparking strike for Tottenham Hotspur against reigning Premier League champ Manchester City on Sunday will be a big reason why. Deuce's goal was undoubtedly the highlight among national teamers playing for their clubs this weekend, and having the best American player competing in the planet's best tournament would be a huge plus for the Yanks heading into the 2014 World Cup.

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Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.