State of USMNT coincides with players’ success overseas

The United States Men’s National Team was back in action a few weeks ago, as they are in the midst of playing international friendly matches. Most recently on February 8th, the USMNT defeated Panama 2-0 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Over 20,000 people attended the event, as Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey each scored as the US team cruised to victory. The USMNT...
Via Total MLS
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS: 10 youngsters to watch out for in 2015

With the 2015 MLS season set to kick off in less than two weeks, it is time to start previewing the 20 teams, analyzing their chances for success or failure and predicting the fates of certain players. USMNT and Everton star, Tim Howard, is a New York Red Bulls product. To start things off, let’s take a look at the league’s brightest youngsters. Entering its 20th season, MLS...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify MLS’s flawed Single Entity policy

On Twitter, I have seen more and more MLS pundits sitting firmly behind the MLS Players Union, wanting to see them hold strong and fight for free agency. This is an interesting position for these pundits, who over the years have been quite staunch in a belief that I would characterize as “MLS Knows Best.” Allocation order? “Sure, MLS knows best.” Seattle getting Dempsey...
Via World Soccer Talk
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New Nike USMNT & USWNT jerseys released

It’s already February of 2015, so it’s a bit shocking we haven’t seen new United States Men’s and Women’s national team jersey’s already. After all, it is a Women’s World Cup year and there’s rarely a year in both club and international soccer where a jersey doesn’t change. Apparently for 2015, the bomb-pop inspired jersey’s will be going away…only to be replaced...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey and Alex Morgan model the new USA away shirt for 2015

New photographs of USA’s away shirt for 2015 have been leaked on the Internet, featuring images of Clint Dempsey and Alex Morgan modeling the blue away kit. Nike has a penchant for trying new designs for the USA that push the envelope (remember the “Bomb Pop” and sashes?), and this year’s away shirt is certainly unlike anything else we’ve seen in soccer before. The 2015...
Via World Soccer Talk
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey lead US men past Panama, 2-0

CARSON, Calif. (AP) When Michael Bradley curled a corner kick over the Panama defense and into the net for a spectacular goal, Clint Dempsey was unsure exactly how it happened. ''You'd have to ask him whether he was aiming for that, because we didn't know,'' Dempsey said, laughing. With big goals from both veterans and a clean sheet, the United States provided ample reason for more...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Points: USMNT steers to firm ground with victory over Panama

CARSON, Calif. -- The impact of a positive result started to manifest from the moment U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley curled his corner kick inside the far post for the opening goal. Bradley boosted his team considerably by providing it with a firm advantage in the 2-0 victory over Panama on Sunday. The ensuing emotional and physical response led to a second goal through Clint Dempsey...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

USA-Panama Verdict: Old Heads, New Blood Power Team USA’s First Win Of 2015

That’s more like it from Team USA. The United States men’s national soccer team defeated Panama 2-0 in an exhibition game Sunday. Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey scored the goals in the comfortable, but by no means comprehensive, victory. The win ended the United States’ five-game win-less run, easing pressure and muting critics of the players...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

US Men’s National Soccer Team Defeats Panama, 2-0

Clint Dempsey (center) celebrates his first half goal with Gyasi Zardes (left) and Miguel Ibarra (right) (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) This game was a bit more important than just an international friendly at the end of January camp. The US were on a three game losing streak and had not won in their last five matches. The group seemed to settle in a bit on Sunday and earn...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bradley Scores Directly From Corner Kick Vs. Panama (Video)

Michael Bradley is the United States men’s national soccer team’s pass-master but he decided to go it alone against Panama. Bradley scored directly from a corner kick in the first half of the United States’ 2-0 win over Panama on Sunday at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The “Olimpico” (as such strikes are called) was Bradley’s 13th, and perhaps most spectacular...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey lead US men past Panama 2-0

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Michael Bradley put a corner kick into the net in the 27th minute, and the United States snapped a five-game winless skid with a 2-0 victory over Panama on Sunday. Clint Dempsey scored his 40th career goal later in the first half for the Americans, who wrapped up a monthlong training camp with their best result in 10 games since winning their opener at last year...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

USMNT ends winless streak with comfortable victory over Panama

CARSON, Calif. -- Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey rose to the occasion to end the U.S. men’s national team’s five-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory over Panama on Sunday. Bradley punctuated a wonderful all-around display with an Olimpico to open the scoring after 27 minutes. Dempsey dashed onto a Gyasi Zardes pass and tacked on a second 10 minutes later to confirm the...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch USA 2-0 Panama first half match highlights

The US Men’s National Team took an early lead against Panama in Sunday’s friendly courtesy of goals by Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey. In a match where there even were signs in the stadium calling for Jurgen Klinsmann to be sacked, the US took a commanding lead in the first half. The first goal was from Michael Bradley who scored directly from the corner kick even though...
Via World Soccer Talk
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Ten Best January Transfers

There are only a few days left in the January transfer window and while things haven’t really spiced up yet, the January window is an important time for a European to finely touch up their roster and get that final piece of the puzzle to put together a run to the end of the season. We will have our top ten worst January transfers posted soon but for now, here are the top ten best...
Via Bloguin Best
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Defender Steve Birnbaum set to make US debut at Chile

Defender Steve Birnbaum is set to make his U.S. national team debut in the exhibition game at Chile, as coach Jurgen Klinsmann shifted to a 3-5-2 formation for the Americans' first match of 2015. Nick Rimando started in goal for the U.S. at Rancagua on Wednesday. Birnbaum was at right back, with Jermaine Jones in the center and Matt Besler on the left. Mix Diskerud and Michael Bradley...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

10 MLS players that missed out on a call-up to the USMNT January camp

USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann announced the 28-man roster for the January camp, and as most people expected, MLS is the most represented league. Klinsmann combined World Cup veterans – Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones, Michael Bradley and Matt Besler – with players that have yet to make their mark on the international stage. Of the 28 selected, 22 ply their trades in the local...
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Galaxy Down Sounders On Tiebreaker, Advance To MLS Cup Vs. Revolution

SEATTLE — Clint Dempsey had a goal and assist in the first half to give Seattle the lead, but Juninho’s tiebreaking road goal early in the second half sent the Los Angeles Galaxy to the MLS Cup final for the ninth time in franchise history after their Western Conference final with the Seattle Sounders ended 2-2 on aggregate. Road goals were used as a tiebreaker in the MLS Cup...
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Juninho's goal puts Galaxy into MLS Cup final

SEATTLE (AP) Clint Dempsey had a goal and assist in the first half to give Seattle the lead, but Juninho's tiebreaking road goal early in the second half sent the Los Angeles Galaxy to the MLS Cup final for the ninth time in franchise history after their Western Conference final with the Seattle Sounders ended 2-2 on aggregate. Road goals were used as a tiebreaker in the MLS Cup...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

TIm Howard Wins U.S. Soccer Male Athlete Of The Year For 2014

Tim Howard’s good year got better Thursday when he received the highest praise from the U.S. Soccer Federation. Howard was named U.S. Soccer’s 2014 Male Athlete of the Year in recognition of his fine performances with the United States men’s national soccer team this year. Howard won the award by vote, as players, coaches and select media chose him over runners-up Jermaine...
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: Best players from 2014 regular season

Being the best player in any league is hard, especially in the MLS where the parity is so great, and the traveling, gruesome weather and congested schedule tend to drain the players’ physical and mental energy. Erick Torres doing his robot celebration. However, multiple players stand above the rest and make the spotlight theirs. Usually, these are the players that are well-known...
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dempsey, Howard lead six-man shortlist for USMNT Athlete of Year honor

DUBLIN World Cup hero Tim Howard and U.S. captain Clint Dempsey lead the six-man shortlist for U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year. The Everton goalkeeper and the Seattle Sounders forward are joined on the list by four of their World Cup teammates: Kyle Beckerman, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Johnson and Jermaine Jones, according to a release issued by U.S. Soccer on Monday morning...
Via Fox Sports
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders survive FC Dallas’ onslaught and set a date with LA Galaxy

FC Dallas’ inability to keep a clean sheet in the first leg of the Western Conferences semifinal came back to haunt them as they failed to score against Seattle Sounders in a 0-0 draw. Marco Pappa (10) and Lamar Neagle helped Seattle Sounders hold off FC Dallas. Due to the away goal rule, Seattle qualifies for the conference final after picking up a 1-1 tie in the first leg....
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Revolution’s Lee Nguyen Named MLS Player Of The Month For October 2014

Lee Nguyen’s hot streak has earned him the first of what could be multiple prestigious, individual awards. Nguyen, 28, was named MLS Player of the Month for October 2014 Thursday. The free-scoring Revolution midfielder narrowly topped Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins in fan voting to win the award, according to a club statement. Nguyen scored five goals in four games in...
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders Wins MLS Cup in ‘Football Manager’ Simulation

The makers of the Football Manager computer game, from Sports Interactive and Sega Europe, have run the 2014 MLS Playoffs through its game to simulate who will be crowned 2014 MLS Cup champions. According to the data, the 2014 MLS Cup champions will be Seattle Sounders, led by Clint Dempsey. With one MLS Playoff game already completed (FC Dallas defeating Vancouver Whitecaps)...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey Reportedly Chased By Aston Villa, QPR And Stoke City For Loan Spell

Seattle Sounders star Clint Dempsey is believed to be on his way back to the Premier League for a loan spell during the off-season in the MLS, according to a report published by the Mirror Online, The clubs in question, believed to be interested in bringing the American playmaker into their respective squads, are thought to be Queens Park Rangers, Aston Villa and Stoke City. With...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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