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DC United 0 Sounders : Mears’ Lightning Strike Salvages Sounders Win vs. D.C. United, Sounders Close on Supporters Shield Leaders

Tyrone Mears scored his first goal of the year and only goal of Seattle’s 1-0 victory today. The strike came suddenly in the 88th minute versus MLS Supporters’ Shield leaders D.C. United to give Seattle Sounders FC their first win in since June 13. This victory ended a four match losing streak in MLS and U.S. Open Cup matches. The goal by Mears followed a great series of attacks...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

USA forward Dempsey on Open Cup incident: "That's something I put behind me."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- United States forward Clint Dempsey voiced his support for the decision to name Michael Bradley as captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann made the decision earlier this week to name Bradley as captain for the Gold Cup and spoke about his desire to allow Dempsey to focus on his performance after controversy swirled around him for the past...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Clint Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a suspension for a confrontation with a referee, Timmy Chandler scored his first international goal and the United States routed Guatemala 4-0 Friday night in an exhibition ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Just after goalkeeper Paulo Motta saved Jozy Altidore's penalty kick with his right arm, the Americans...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

United States crush lowly Guatemala in last Gold Cup tune-up test

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Any lingering notions of those fanciful European nights faded away within minutes. There are long, arduous slogs ahead for the U.S. national team on the path to defending this CONCACAF Gold Cup. This methodical, ruthless march to a 4-0 victory over Guatemala certainly offered a necessary reminder of the toil ahead. There were flourishes of brilliance from time...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Timmy Chandler’s Golazo (Yes, Chandler) Gives USMNT 2-0 Lead

Timmy Chandler has been everybody’s favorite punching bag on the US Men’s National Team. He hasn’t been playing too well defensively and led people to wonder what dirt he has on Jurgen Klinsmann. Then, to slightly paraphrase a Dumb and Dumber line, just when it seems as if he couldn’t get any worse, he does something like this and totally redeems himself. Take a bow, Timmy...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Timmy Chandler’s Golazo (Yes, Chandler) Gives USMNT 2-0 Lead

Timmy Chandler has been everybody’s favorite punching bag on the US Men’s National Team. He hasn’t been playing too well defensively and led people to wonder what dirt he has on Jurgen Klinsmann. Then, to slightly paraphrase a Dumb and Dumber line, just when it seems as if he couldn’t get any worse, he does something like this and totally redeems himself. Take a bow, Timmy...
Via 32 Flags
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Altidore, Dempsey rejoin US lineup against Guatemala

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore are back in the U.S. starting lineup, among five players U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann changed for Friday's exhibition against Guatemala ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Dempsey and Altidore missed exhibition wins at the Netherlands and Germany last month. Dempsey stayed home to attend the birth of his fourth child, and Altidore...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

USA transitions toward Gold Cup with friendly against Guatemala

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Reality hit when the U.S. national team gathered here on the banks of the Cumberland River earlier this week. The prelude to the CONCACAF Gold Cup -- all of the experiments, all of the frustrations, all of those special European nights over the past year -- reached its natural conclusion. Those moments played a part in cultivating this squad and pointing out strengths...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Klinsmann backs Dempsey after Bradley named as Gold Cup captain: "We need him."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he named Michael Bradley as captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup to allow Clint Dempsey to step out of the spotlight and train his focus on his performances. Bradley will wear the armband for the duration of the tournament after Klinsmann opted to give him the responsibility this week. Klinsmann met with Dempsey this week...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley replaces Dempsey as US captain for CONCACAF Gold Cup

CHICAGO (AP) Michael Bradley will be the U.S. captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup rather than Clint Dempsey. Dempsey took over as the American captain from Carlos Bocanegra two years ago. He was suspended for three games by Major League Soccer for a confrontation with a referee June 16 in Seattle's fourth-round loss to Portland in the U.S. Open Cup, when he grabbed a notebook from...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D.C. United-Sounders Preview

D.C. United leads the race for the Supporters' Shield and has an opportunity to add to the woes of the team that earned the honor last year. The Seattle Sounders have dropped three straight and will again be without their two leading scorers for Friday night's home matchup with United. D.C. (10-5-5) has a league-high 35 points, though no team has played more games. Vancouver is second...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

USA vs. Guatemala preview: USMNT faces one last tune-up game before Gold Cup

The Gold Cup is just around the corner. By the end of July, a champion will be crowned who could (potentially) go on to take part in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia but before any of that, the US has one final tune-up game against Guatemala. When selecting the 23 man roster for the Gold Cup, Jurgen Klinsmann opted to put the youth movement on temporary hold and went with...
Via World Soccer Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bradley named as USA captain for CONCACAF Gold Cup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named Michael Bradley as captain for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. Klinsmann opted to hand Bradley the role for the upcoming tournament to allow Clint Dempsey to focus on his playing duties in the wake of an incident in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 16. Dempsey and Klinsmann spoke after Dempsey joined...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders FC: Duece suspended for a minimum 2 years from U.S. Open Cup play.

In a punitive measure, the United States Soccer Federation Clint Dempsey was suspended for an outburst stemming from an incident in an Open Cup match last week.  In a poorly officiated match, Demspey ripped up the offending official’s (Daniel Radford) match book. The incident has earned national / international notoriety and casts a poor light on Duece’s legacy.  Not...
Via Seattle Side Up!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Timbers Switch Up Lineup, Smash Seattle

It is exceedingly rare for an MLS team to lose a game 5-0 and still end the week all smiles. And yet, that is exactly what the Portland Timbers did after trouncing a depleted Seattle Sounders team 4-1 Sunday night at Providence Park. The win snapped a four-match winless streak for the Timbers against their northern rivals in MLS regular season clashes and capped off a roller-coaster...
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders FC 1 Portland Timbers 4: Severely undermanned Rave Green cannot overcome the Twig Army

Today at Providence Park (Portland, OR), MLS Rivalry Week saw the Seattle Sounders FC take on the Timbers.  A severely depleted Sounders squad could not overcome a spirited Timber 11. The Sounders rolled out a more familiar lineup including Andy Rose and Michael Azira at Midfield and Tyrone Mears at Right Back. At forward, however, the Rave Green are still without Clint Dempsey...
Via Seattle Side Up!
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sounders-Timbers Preview

The bitter rivalry between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers has been mostly one-sided recently, with the Sounders taking three straight MLS matchups as part of a four-game unbeaten streak in the series in league play. That run could be in jeopardy, however, with offensively challenged and short-handed Seattle stumbling and Portland having won the most recent meeting in U...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey Receives Lengthy U.S. Open Cup Ban For Confronting Ref

CHICAGO — Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey has been given a minimum two-year suspension from the U.S. Open Cup and a second fine for his conduct toward a referee during a game last week. The penalty announced Thursday by a U.S. Soccer Federation panel was in addition to a three-game league ban and fine announced last week by Major League Soccer...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

World Soccer Talk Radio (6.25.15) Dave Clark from Sounder At Heart

Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Dave Clark from SounderAtHeart.com. Clark, founder of the Sounder At Heart website, previews this Sunday night’s MLS derby between Portland and Timbers, discusses the suspension that has been handed down to Clint Dempsey by the US Open Cup, and dives into the rivalry between the Timbers. There...
Via World Soccer Talk
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey given minimum 2-year suspension from US Open Cup

CHICAGO -- Seattle forward Clint Dempsey has been given a minimum two-year suspension from the U.S. Open Cup and a second fine for his conduct toward a match official during a game last week. The penalty announced Thursday by a U.S. Soccer Federation panel was in addition to a three-game league ban and fine announced last week by Major League Soccer. The second penalty, issued by...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dempsey given minimum 2-year suspension from US Open Cup

CHICAGO (AP) Seattle forward Clint Dempsey has been given a minimum two-year suspension from the U.S. Open Cup and a second fine for his conduct toward a match official during a game last week. The penalty announced Thursday by a U.S. Soccer Federation panel was in addition to a three-game league ban and fine announced last week by Major League Soccer. The second penalty, issued...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sapong, Philadelphia beat Sounders 1-0

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) C.J. Sapong scored his fifth goal in six games and the Philadelphia Union beat the Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Wednesday night. Philadelphia (5-10-3) snapped a two-game losing streak and Seattle (9-6-2) lost its second straight. Sapong headed in Sheanon Williams' perfectly chipped cross in the 69th minute. Philadelphia had a goal waved off in the 27th minute after...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders FC: WonderBrad, Duece, and DeAndre selected to USMNT

The United States Mens National Team has called up one former and a pair of current Sounders for the run at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The call up of Forward Clint Dempsey comes as a minor suprise. Many have speculated that during his recent outburst in the US Open Cup, that there may be hesitation to select Duece.  The concerns many have had is a possible suspension for up to 3...
Via Seattle Side Up!
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Klinsmann announces USMNT Gold Cup roster

Jurgen Klinsmann has released his 23-man roster that hopes to defend the United State’s Gold Cup title in this summer’s CONCACAF tournament. Klinsmann opted for experience over form, featuring 17 players that were present for the 2014 World Cup, ten who have been on previous Gold Cup winning teams, and six from 2013’s Cup winning team. After the win in 2013’s competition...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sounders-Union Preview

The Seattle Sounders were shut out over the weekend while playing without two of the top scorers in MLS. They'll be short-handed again Wednesday night, though this time they get to face the league's worst defensive club. Seattle takes on a Philadelphia Union team that has allowed the most goals in MLS by far in a rematch of last year's U.S. Open Cup final. The Sounders (9-5-2) fell...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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