Jason, just a side note I'd be interested in your view point on. It seems to me most American footballer’s peak much later than their European counterparts. I think this might have to do with the fact they don't get as much competitive football when they are teenagers, and most don't really make it to a professional level until their early 20s, with your university system versus academies at professional clubs. So Dempsey peaking at 29 rather than the 26 or 27 I'd expect from most players might be logical. I'm not sure if this also means Americans are more likely able to extend their careers longer past 30, but less miles on the clock might suggest that.
Also, I don't know if Bellars is thinking of leaving or not, but if he does I doubt it would have anything to do with the activities with Dempsey at CC. I'm not sure there is a player in the league Bellars has not had a run in with (including his own team mates) but he's seems to be the kind who will leave everything on the pitch, and once the whistle is blown it’s all over. The fake swing of the 9 iron after scoring against a certain Spanish club, followed by a hug of a ginger Norwegian is still one of my best memories of Mr. Bellamy.