Thomas Rongen on discovering Clint Dempsey and Charlie Davies, learning for Johan Cruyff, being different (Kickin' It)
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Kate Abdo, Clint Dempsey, Charlie Davies and Mo Edu welcome in CBS Sports colleague and former United States U-20 MYNT head coach Thomas Rongen to talk about his experiences as U.S. Soccer’s chief scout. Thomas opens up about his unorthodox approach to coaching, coming to America from the Netherlands, getting posterized by George Best during his NASL playing days, and his regrets about not consoling Clint and Charlie after each of them had suffered a personal tragedy. Then, the tables turn and it’s Kate’s turn to be interviewed as the guys ask about her career path, love of soccer, and succeeding in a male-dominated industry. 

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