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Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey are MLS’ best strike duo yet; By Steve Davis

Major League Soccer has seen its share of high quality strike duos over 20 years. There have even been striker partnerships that were merely “good” and even a couple of truly sensational ones, productive, classy and electrifying all at once. But let’s go ahead and start making the case that we are currently watching the best striker partnership that has ever tormented Major...
Via World Soccer Talk
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Skid Continues for New York City FC

New York City FC players hang their heads after giving up a late equalizing goal to the Philadelphia Union on April 16th (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) New expansion team. Star players. Home games at Yankee Stadium. New York City FC has generated loads of hype around the MLS and has struggled to live up to it, as they are currently eighth in the Eastern Conference with a...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sounders Cause a Kreisis in NYC

The Sounders started their 3-game road trip off on the best foot as possible. There were Oba goals (only one flip, though), Dempsey “just doing stuff”, and stout defense. Sure, you could nitpick the game — namely, NYCFC having too much possession and too many shots– but there’s not a whole lot more you could of asked for from the Sounders, especially at the beginning of...
Via Total MLS
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle beats New York City FC 3-1 in MLS

NEW YORK (AP) Nigeria international Obafemi Martins scored two goals as the Seattle Sounders extended New York City FC's winless streak with a 3-1 victory in Major League Soccer on Sunday. Clint Dempsey added another goal for Seattle, which won its third straight game - and fourth in its last five. NYCFC hasn't won since beating the New England Revolution 2-0 at home on March 15...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SSU Recap: Seattle Sounders 3 New York FC 1

In historic Yankee Stadium, the Seattle Sounders marched into the Bronx and took out the newly instituted New York FC by a score of 3-1.   The Sounders are now 1 point behind Western Conference front runner FC Dallas. Powered by two goals from Obafemi Martins and an additional goal by Clint Dempsey, the Rave Green powered their way past the Manchester City Owned NYFC. While the...
Via Seattle Side Up!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Martins scores twice, Dempsey adds another as Sounders roll

NEW YORK (AP) Obafemi Martins scored twice, Clint Dempsey had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Sounders beat New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday night. Seattle (4-2-1) won its third straight game - and fourth in its last five - while NYCFC (0-5-2) had its winless streak reach seven matches. Martins ran down a through ball and slotted a breakaway goal in the 23rd minute. He won another...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS still targeting USMNT players in Europe? There are hardly any left; By Simon Evans

MLS Commissioner Don Garber re-opened his dispute with Jurgen Klinsmann last week when he said that the league would continue to pursue U.S. national team players regardless of what the national team coach thought of that approach. While the comments sparked another round of debate about the relationship between Garber and Klinsmann, the reality is that this is mostly hot air ...
Via World Soccer Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

9 things we learned from MLS gameweek 8

Here are the 10 things we learned from week eight of the MLS season. 1. Univision’s MLS English-language broadcasts are a disaster With MLS’ new TV deal, Univision was pushed into the spotlight with an exclusive Friday night game each week. It hasn’t been pretty. Univision had a double-header on Friday night, and to be brutally honest, watching MLS on the network is a severely...
Via World Soccer Talk
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey’s 77th Minute Goal Lifts Seattle Past The Portland Timbers 1-0

On Sunday, the cities of Seattle and Portland pitted their respective soccer teams against each other for the 89th time. Other than the inherent rivalry that accompanies every Portland-Seattle match, this was not a particularly remarkable or memorable game, and Seattle won 1-0 on a goal coming from a fortunate bounce. There were no singular moments of skill, despite both teams having...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sounders FC: Sounders 1, Timbers 0: Quick Reaction

Well, 3 points had to come from somewhere. Taking the points from Portland and doing it at home on a night where the Sounders weren’t sharp. Good Points Well the win was a good point. Clint Dempsey was his usual self. Playing hard, and in the right place at the right time. Andy Rose was in the right place at the right time. The defenders did a good job of containing Darington...
Via Seattle Side Up!
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Felipe's second-half header gives Red Bulls 1-1 draw with LA

HARRISON, New Jersey (AP) Brazilian midfielder Felipe headed in a second-half goal to give the Red Bulls a 1-1 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday, leaving New York as Major League Soccer's only undefeated team. Bradford Jamieson scored his first MLS goal in the 9th minute for the Galaxy after turning around defender Chris Duvall and beating goalkeeper Luis Robles with a...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dempsey's 77th minute goal lifts Seattle past Portland 1-0

SEATTLE (AP) Clint Dempsey again got the better of Portland, scoring in his fourth straight game against Seattle's rival with a 77th-minute goal in the Sounders' 1-0 victory over the Timbers on Sunday night. Nearly 40 years to the day of the first meeting between the Timbers and Sounders, Dempsey made sure Seattle would come away with the victory in the 89th meeting between the...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey pokes home winner as Sounders defeat Timbers

Clint Dempsey scored his sixth goal in four matches against Portland Timbers to lift Seattle Sounders to a 1-0 victory at CenturyLink Field on Sunday. Dempsey responded quickly after Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey failed to handle Andy Rose's initial shot and poked home the only goal of the game after 77 minutes to give the Sounders all three points. It proved more than enough...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s It Take to Build a Bonfire? A look into Seattle vs. Portland

It’s no secret that there’s a rivalry between the Sounders and the Timbers. The history between these two teams is one of the richest and deepest in North America. On Sunday night, that history is set to continue. I know what you’re thinking. “Here we go again, Another Cascadia Match.” And I absolutely don’t blame you if you’re approaching this match with the sort...
Via Total MLS
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jurgen Klinsmann cannot build USMNT around Clint Dempsey; By Steve Davis

It doesn’t seem so long ago that Clint Dempsey’s naughty little shirt pull propelled him so usefully past a Ghanaian defender that 2006 day in Nuremburg. It was quintessential Dempsey – or what we would soon know as “quintessential Dempsey.” Seeing DaMarcus Beasley had created a midfield turnover, using those instincts to recognize the moment, Dempsey’s savvy shirt pull...
Via World Soccer Talk
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Shots, Shots, Shots – Sounders fall in LA

In a frustrating game that saw plenty of shots on goal, the Sounders lost 1-0 to the Galaxy in LA. The Sounders were without Clint Dempsey and The Galaxy were missing Robbie Keane, but the quality was still plenty. The Sounders had 10 shots on goal. Jamie Penedo made 10 saves. The one separating difference between these two teams on Sunday was one defensive mistake, which is par...
Via Total MLS
23 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS Roundup: Seattle welcomes stars back into fold with gritty win over Houston

Seattle Sounders 1 -- Houston Dynamo 0 Obafemi Martins produced a moment of class to separate the sides at CenturyLink Field. Clint Dempsey pounced on a Dynamo error and slid a ball toward Martins inside the penalty area. Martins spun around his marker and tucked home the winner six minutes before halftime. Gonzalo Pineda complicated the route to the points by procuring a second...
Via Fox Sports
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Martins' goal gives Seattle 1-0 win over Houston in MLS

SEATTLE (AP) Obafemi Martins scored his third goal of the season, spinning around a defender to beat Houston goalkeeper Tyler Deric, and the Seattle Sounders beat the Dynamo 1-0 on Saturday night despite playing the final 35 minutes with just 10 men. Martins' goal came in the 39th minute as Seattle quickly countered off a Houston turnover. Martins took a pass from Clint Dempsey...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dynamo-Sounders Preview

Clint Dempsey is ready to return for the Seattle Sounders from a strained right hamstring that kept him from playing for the United States national team. That's bad news for a Houston Dynamo team that is also getting players back but struggling to score as it heads to a difficult venue. The visiting team has never won in the history of this series, and it's up to the Dynamo to try...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Sounders Down in Dallas

A bye week is supposed to bring rest, relaxation, recovery, and resolve. But, this past bye week for the Seattle Sounders has been anything but those things. The Sounders were already expecting to miss Clint Dempsey & Marco Pappa to international duty, but they weren’t expecting Deuce to pull his hamstring just hours after he got to Europe. There was hope that both Tyrone Mears...
Via Total MLS
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Revenge Is Best Served On International Break

Clint Dempsey. Blas Perez. Out. Kyle Bekker, body slam connoisseur and professional retribution artist, out. You at least wanted to see if he’d try again, right? There it is. You can tune out this moment. There is probably a rerun of Married With Children or perhaps a consolation match of the men’s NIT to occupy your Saturday night. I don’t want to live in a world where I can’t...
Via Total MLS
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders: Clint Dempsey’s injury has its positives

Clint Dempsey’s injury will test Seattle Sounders’ depth. Losing your leading scorer and most recognizable player to injury is bad news for any team, but Clint Dempsey’s hamstring injury could be a blessing in disguise for Seattle Sounders. The American captain picked up the injury that will sideline him for 2-3 weeks during Monday’s training with the US national team. With...
Via isportsweb.com
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

USA skipper Dempsey to miss Euro friendlies with hamstring injury

U.S. Men's National Team skipper Clint Dempsey has been ruled out of the forthcoming international friendlies in Europe with a strained hamstring. The Seattle Sounders forward sustained the injury during a training session and will miss Wednesday's clash with Denmark and the game against Switzerland in Zurich on March 31. Dempsey, who is expected to be out of action for between two...
Via Fox Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey injures hamstring, out 2-3 weeks

CHICAGO (AP) U.S. captain Clint Dempsey will miss exhibition games at Denmark and Switzerland because of a strained right hamstring. He is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks. The U.S. Soccer Federation says the forward returned to Seattle on Tuesday, a day after he was injured during training in Zurich. No replacement will be added for Friday's game against Denmark at Aarhus...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey Injures Hamstring, To Miss Denmark, Switzerland Games

Clint Dempsey won’t be leading a new-look U.S. men’s national soccer team on the field in Europe this month. Demspsey suffered a hamstring strain Monday during the United States’ European training camp. Dempsey’s hamstring injury will sideline him for two to three weeks and prevent him from playing in upcoming exhibition games against Denmark and...
Via NESN.com
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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