When Clint Dempsey and Ryan Johnson meet at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, it won’t be the first time they’ve exchanged pleasantries.
Back on September 11, 2012, the U.S. National Team was embroiled in a scoreless match at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, against Jamaica. After falling 2-1 to the Reggae Boyz just days earlier in Kingston, Jamaica, the U.S. was in need of a victory and things were getting tense between the two sides in the third round World Cup qualifying match.
After a collision on a goal kick left one of his teammates downed on the field, Dempsey rushed in as a brief scuffle between the two sides broke out. That is when he famously scrunched up his face and made a mocking gesture toward one of his Jamaican opponents in what quickly became known – and celebrated – as “Deuce Face.”
Here is the bit where that becomes relevant this week.
The player on the other side of that now-famous face that has been mimicked and made into giant cutout posters by fans at U.S. Soccer matches was Portland Timbers forward Ryan Johnson.
In honor of that signature moment, we are offering a signed Dempsey Sounders FC jersey and two tickets to Sunday’s match against the Timbers for the best rendition of Dempsey’s Deuce Face. To enter the contest, submit photos via twitter by using the hashtag #MyDeuceFace. A winner will be selected on Saturday.