Toronto FC-Sounders Preview

Thanks to an agreement with the United States national team, the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC will each have one marquee American player this weekend. There is still some luster lost from this matchup, though, as Italian star Sebastian Giovinco is out due to an injury and wasn't scheduled to play to begin with. Seattle's Clint Dempsey and Toronto's Michael Bradley are available...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders FC: Preview vs Toronto FC

This Saturday, the Seattle Sounders FC (38 pts 12-13-2) continue their quest for the MLS playoffs as they host the team with the highest payroll in all of MLS; Toronto FC (37 pts 11-10-4). Fresh off a two game winning streak, TFC boasts star power with the likes of  Michael Bradley, Sebastian Giovinco, Hercules Gomez, and Jozy Altidore.  Luckily for the Sounders, Giovinco has...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Timbers Display Consistent Inconsistencies

The Portland Timbers lost a very controversial game on the weekend against bitter rivals, the Seattle Sounders. Two questionable calls made by referee Alan Kelly would seal the Timbers’ fate on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. On the day, Obafemi Martins proved to be a nuisance to the Timbers’ defense. He scored a goal and earned his team a debatable penalty...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

F Andrew Wooten gets 1st US call-up for exhibition vs Peru

CHICAGO (AP) Forward Andrew Wooten is getting his first call-up to the U.S. national team for the exhibition against Peru, with Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley staying with their Major League Soccer teams. Injured defenders Fabian Johnson and DaMarcus Beasley were not on the 23-man roster released Sunday for Friday's game in Washington. Midfielder Jermaine Jones and defenders...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Klinsmann Names U.S. Friendly Roster

The same day that Aron Jóhannsson scored his first goal since coming to Werder Bremen, United States Men’s National Team head coach, Jürgen Klinsmann, selected him on his 23-man roster for two upcoming friendlies. Jóhannsson selection was nothing close to shocking; the U.S. striker had made the World Cup 2014 roster, the Gold Cup roster this past summer, and will more than...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron, Howard, Jones recalled to USMNT squad

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has recalled Geoff Cameron, Tim Howard and Jermaine Jones for the upcoming friendlies against Peru and Brazil. Cameron and Howard are both poised to make their first international appearances in 2015, while Jones is back in the picture after recovering from sports hernia surgery in June. The trio lends veteran experience to 23-man squad with Michael...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Timbers-Sounders Preview

Since joining MLS in 2011, the Portland Timbers have never won in a regular-season visit to the Seattle Sounders. The Timbers might have their best chance to end that drought Sunday against their struggling Cascadia Cup rivals, who again will be without Clint Dempsey. Portland (11-8-7) is 0-4-2 in regular-season road games against the Sounders, including a 1-0 loss April 26 with...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

EA turned Madden into a movie in this trailer

Madden 16 comes out next week, and in celebration, EA Sports released a trailer for the game…as if it were a movie. Among the NFL players (and coaches) featured – Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, Colin Kaepernick, and Rex Ryan. This certainly is a unique way to hype the yearly release of a sports game, but it’s pretty great. Now, can we get a commercial for FIFA 16 featuring...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sounders-Real Salt Lake Preview

The Seattle Sounders have Obafemi Martins back, Clint Dempsey is close to returning and they finally put the longest losing streak in club history to rest. They're hoping this is the beginning of a climb back up the Western Conference standings. Seattle seeks a second straight league victory for the first time in nearly three months Saturday night when it visits Real Salt Lake. The...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sounders vs. Whitecaps Preview–4 All-Stars Return Edition

Dempsey is the key. The Reinforcements Have Arrived Okay, Okay. The Sounders do not have 4 MLS All-Stars, you got me there (but they had three, Clint “Deuce” Dempsey, Oba(femi) Martins, and Chad Marshall. Brad Evans isn’t an All-Star, but he was a starter for the USMNT and played well. That makes him an All-Star in my book. Also Stefan Frei is having a great year. Perhaps...
Via Seattle Side Up!
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Whitecaps FC-Sounders Preview

It's no coincidence that the Seattle Sounders have been mired in their worst slump of the season without Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins and Brad Evans in the lineup. The silver lining is that they're all returning with the Sounders still in good position in the tight Western Conference race. Seattle can clinch the Cascadia Cup with a victory when they host the first of back-to-back...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS attendance on rise with big-name international players

DENVER (AP) Kaka and David Villa are raising the profile of Major League Soccer. Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national team have done their part, too. Buoyed by international soccer icons and capitalizing on recent World Cup success by the American men's and women's national teams, the league is drawing record numbers so far this season, MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in an interview...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Gold Cup: Major League Soccer's Influence On CONCACAF Nations

As Mexico lifted its record seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup trophy after defeating Jamaica 3-1 and securing its spot as the King of CONCACAF, another headline is making the rounds: Major League Soccer's instrumental role in the development of CONCACAF players. Jamaica, this year's runner-up in the tournament, defeated El Salvador, Canada, Haiti and the United States to earn a ticket...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Andres Guardado, Clint Dempsey highlight Gold Cup Best XI

  Mexico captain Andres Guardado carried a heavy burden for most of this month. His teammates flattered to deceive for much of this CONCACAF Gold Cup, but he provided the reliable, effective impetus to carry them through nevertheless. Guardado finished second on the scoring charts with six goals, but his influence permeated throughout the ranks. His consistency supplied a necessary...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Andres Guardado puts Mexico up 1-0 in CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

What a finish, what a goal by Andres Guardado in the 31st minute of the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final. The finish was just sublime and he now has six goals in the Gold Cup. He needs one more goal to tie Clint Dempsey for the Golden Boot honors. Andres Guardado's perfect volley gives #ElTri the 1-0 lead over Jamaica. Wonderful goal. #GoldCupFinal #JAMvMEX — FOX...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Andres Guardado puts Mexico up 1-0 in CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

What a finish, what a goal by Andres Guardado in the 31st minute of the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final. The finish was just sublime and he now has six goals in the Gold Cup. He needs one more goal to tie Clint Dempsey for the Golden Boot honors. Andres Guardado's perfect volley gives #ElTri the 1-0 lead over Jamaica. Wonderful goal. #GoldCupFinal #JAMvMEX — FOX...
Via Bloguin Best
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer Falls To Panama On Penalty Kicks In Gold Cup Third-Place Game

CHESTER, Pa. — Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, and an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal, beating the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place game Saturday. Panama won the shootout 3-2 after extra time ended with the score 1-1. Mejia saved DaMarcus Beasley’s shot in the fifth round...
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

MNT vs. Panama: Clint Dempsey Goal – July, 25, 2015

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Via The Soccer Daily
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Sounders-Impact Preview

The absences of Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins were already hampering the Seattle Sounders' attack before Marco Pappa's legal troubles caused another problem for the struggling club. Fading Seattle will be without all three Saturday night as it visits the Montreal Impact looking to avoid a sixth defeat in seven league matches. Dempsey and Martins have scored seven goals apiece...
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The USMNT lose to Jamaica.

The United States, having lost 2-1 to Jamaica in the semi-finals, have been eliminated from the Gold Cup. Two goals within five minutes of each other about halfway through the first half proved to be to much for the USMNT and they were unable to overcome the deficit. Jamaica’s Darren Mattocks lofted home a header from a long throw-in in the 31st minute that bounced off one post...
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

USA vs. Jamaica Gold Cup semi-final preview

The US is once again into the semifinals of the Gold Cup thanks to what was their best display of the tournament thus far, thrashing Cuba 6-0.  The focus now turns to making sure that the US can take care of business against a much improved Jamaica team. It was a huge positive to see the US finally play up to its full potential.  It wasn’t just the fact that the US scored six...
Via World Soccer Talk
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dempsey, Jóhannsson charged with fueling USA Gold Cup success

ATLANTA -- It took about a half-hour to see why Aron Jóhannsson stepped into the starting lineup to partner Clint Dempsey in CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal victory over Cuba on Saturday. United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann made the bold decision to release Jozy Altidore from his roster last week and thrust Jóhannsson into a prominent role for the remainder of the tournament. The...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey Shines in USMNT’s Dominant Victory Over Cuba

U.S. Men’s National Team Forward Clint Dempsey (#8) celebrates a first half goal against Cuba in a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal match. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo) U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Friday evening that his squad was “definitely the team to beat” in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. By all indications, the USMNT’s Saturday night stampede...
Via The Sports Journal
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dempsey, USMNT flourish; Cuba wilts in Gold Cup heat

Clint Dempsey has been firing throughout the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but Cuba felt the full force of the United States men’s national soccer team when things finally clicked around him. The U.S. beat Cuba 6-0 on Saturday in a Gold Cup quarterfinal game between a tournament favorite and a sacrificial lamb of the Caribbean. Dempsey, 32, scored his first hat trick for Team USA, and...
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dempsey's 3 goals lift US over Cuba 6-0, into Gold Cup semis

BALTIMORE (AP) Clint Dempsey scored on a fourth-minute header, added a pair of second-half goals for his first international hat trick, and the United States routed Cuba 6-0 on Saturday to reach its eighth straight CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal. Dempsey converted a penalty kick early in the second half and added a late goal to raise his tournament-leading total to six. Dempsey's 57...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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