the angle was definitely heading for the back post. I probably woke [Dallas goalkeeper Jeff Cassar] up a little bit. I wanted to hit it low and hard and the surface was really nice and fast -- just keep it low and hard. We just wanted to send a message."
Dempsey has started to make a name for himself in his goal celebrations. After scoring against D.C. United at RFK Stadium earlier this season, he ran to the spot of home plate for the Washington Nationals and swung for the fences; after scoring at Gillette Stadium a week ago, he jumped over the advertising hoardings to the Spirit of '76 corps and grabbed a tri-corner hat and put it on his head.
"It's always good to come to Texas and it's always good to get a goal especially in front of my family," said Dempsey, a native of Nacogdoches, Texas. "I just wanted to do that much more for them because they are the ones to help me get to where I am today and without them I wouldn't be here -- it's always good to give them a little something extra."