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Seattle wins US Open Cup, beating Philadelphia

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins led the Seattle Sounders to their fourth U.S. Open Cup title Tuesday night, scoring in overtime in a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union. Dempsey, the U.S. national team captain, scored in the 101st minute on left-footed blast off Martins' feed. Martins scored on a breakaway in the 114th minute. Seattle also won three straight...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle defeats Philadelphia in extra time to win Lamar Hunt US Open Cup final

CHESTER, Pa.  Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins scored in extra time to propel Seattle to a fourth Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title in six years with a 3-1 victory over Philadelphia. Maurice Edu placed the title-starved Union in front eight minutes before halftime with a towering header at the back post. Chad Barrett equalized early in the second half to draw Seattle level and spark...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Goals of the MLS Season So Far

  As the MLS regular season winds down and the playoffs loom closer on the horizon, let’s look back at some of the incredible goals already scored in the league thus far. It’s a testament to the league’s growth that players of the quality to score goals like these have moved to MLS in recent years, many of them worthy of “best of” lists that include the world’s top leagues...
Via World Soccer Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS: Late winner lifts Seattle Sounders over Real Salt Lake

Andy Rose came off the bench to score the game-winner, his third off the season. In front of a sold-out crowd at the CenturyLink Field, Andy Rose scored his third goal in two games handing Seattle Sounders a 3-2 victory over 10-men Real Salt Lake. The third year man out of UCLA came off the bench to score the game-winner in a highly contested game that saw Nat Borchers receive a...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia considers buying national team players, entering team into domestic league ahead of 2018 World Cup

Imagine, in preparation for the next World Cup, U.S. Soccer buying Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, and the rest of the national team’s contracts and entering a team in Major League Soccer. The national team players would train together and, against other MLS competition, play together, with the camp to end all camps aiming to set a new standard at Russia 2018. It’s hard to imagine...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey To Release New Hip-Hop Album

Seattle Sounders and United States Men’s National Team star, Clint Dempsey, 31, has confirmed that forthcoming hip-hop album entitled ’The Redux’ will be released; the MLS All-Star records under the alias Deuce. The 13-track project was recorded prior to the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 in Los Angeles, CA in collaboration with respected Houston hip-hop musician XO...
Via Overtime
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sounders-Chivas USA Preview

The Seattle Sounders lead the race for the Supporters' Shield and have their sights set on capturing the club's first MLS Cup, but star Clint Dempsey knows they can't rest on their success as they head down the stretch. Seattle seeks a third straight victory overall and an eighth consecutive win over host Chivas USA, which has been blanked in six straight matches and...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jermaine Jones’ MLS Introduction Could Land New England Trophy Success

When you think of the high-profile American internationals that have come home to Major League Soccer in the last two years, Jermaine Jones doesn’t quite fit the model. Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Ricardo Clark, and Damarcus Beasley all had their beginnings in MLS before plying their trade overseas. But this is Jones’ first foray in MLS, and the process for his...
Via World Soccer Talk
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS: Week 25 top performers

The great individual performances in week 25 proves that the talent level in MLS is rapidly improving, and sooner than later the league will be up there with the best in Europe. In a week overshadowed by Ryan Nelsen’s ousting in Toronto, there were sublime goals, dexterous defending and mouth-watering saves. Here are the top ten players from week 25. 10. Clint Dempsey: The American...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dempsey strike extends Rapids’ losing streak to six

SEATTLE – A different look Colorado Rapids side took to the pitch at Century Link Field this weekend against the Seattle Sounders but the result remained as it has for the past six games, ending in a 1-0 loss on Saturday afternoon. The Rapids’ recent string of injuries, particularly along the defensive back four, meant that Thomas Piermayr would make a start at center back in...
Via Mile High Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS Capsules

SEATTLE (AP) Clint Dempsey scored off a corner kick in the 52nd minute and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Saturday to extend their overall MLS lead. Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei had his league-leading eighth shutout. The Sounders (15-7-3) boosted their points total to 48, assuring that they'll retain the Western Conference and Supporters Shield leads...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dempsey lifts Seattle past Colorado, 1-0

SEATTLE (AP) Clint Dempsey scored off a corner kick in the 52nd minute and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Saturday to extend their overall MLS lead. Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei had his league-leading eighth shutout. The Sounders (15-7-3) boosted their points total to 48, assuring that they'll retain the Western Conference and Supporters Shield leads...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS: Kei Kamara would be a steal as teams fight for playoff spots

In the most crucial part of the season, MLS teams in dire need of a proven scorer should throw themselves at free agent Kei Kamara. The former Sporting Kansas city talisman mutually parted ways with English side Middlesbrough F.C. on Thursday and there have been reports that he might be interested in a move back to the league that kick started his career. Re. #MLS Kei Kamara: Hearing...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

US Soccer chief administrative officer recounts memorable World Cup win over Ghana

Clint Dempsey (L) of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal against Ghana during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (BRAZIL – Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)Brian Remedi recalls jumping out of his seat this summer when John Brooks’ header put the United States men’s national soccer team ahead against Ghana...
Via Ghanasoccernet
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the League: Seattle stretches the field, Columbus benefits from Gonzalez sale

Seattle relies on its movement and its width to tear apart Portland It is all too tempting for Seattle to focus the brunt of its attacking efforts through the middle of the park. The presence of Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins up front exacerbates the desire to get the ball down, let the wide players tuck into the middle to provide support and move it from back to front quickly...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders FC 4 at Portland Timbers 2

Obafemi Martins scored two goals as Seattle Sounders FC (14-3-7, 45 points) beat the Portland Timbers (7-11-7, 31 points), 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at Providence Park. Seattle moved into sole possession of first place for the Supporter’s Shield, improving to 3-0-1 against the Timbers across all competitions this season. Seattle opened the scoring in the 17th minute on a goal from...
Via 90Soccer
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Martins puts on show as Seattle Sounders smoke Cascadia rival Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Obafemi Martins scored two goals and got an assist for another from Clint Dempsey, and the Seattle Sounders went on to defeat the Portland Timbers 4-2 in a Cascadia Cup rivalry match on Sunday. Chad Barrett also scored for the Sounders, who showed little fatigue after five matches in the past 15 days. Fanendo Adi scored twice for the Timbers. The victory moved the...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Martins scores 2 in 4-2 Seattle win over Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Obafemi Martins scored two goals and got an assist for another from Clint Dempsey, and the Seattle Sounders went on to defeat the Portland Timbers 4-2 in a Cascadia Cup rivalry match on Sunday. Chad Barrett also scored for the Sounders, who showed little fatigue after five matches in the past 15 days. Fanendo Adi scored twice for the Timbers. The victory moved...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Salt Lake wins battle atop of Western Conference

Chad Barrett scored in the second half as Seattle Sounders FC (13-7-2, 41 points) fell to Real Salt Lake (11-4-9, 42 points), 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Rio Tinto Stadium. Following a scoreless opening 45 minutes, Salt Lake recorded a pair of second-half goals four minutes apart to take a 2-nil advantage. Joao Plata opened the scoring in the 53rd minute after Olmes Garcia was...
Via 90Soccer
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up

The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Seattle Sounders FC future USL Pro club could potentially discover them their future Clint Dempsey (Left) and Obafemi Martins (Right), with the young players in the Seattle region getting some playing time to develop. Photo provided by Soccerly.com. A possible six...
Via Soccerlens
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey Gives Shirt to Fan for Popcorn, Women Go Wild (Video)

Athletes love snacks like popcorn too. On the other hand, Clint Dempsey loves popcorn so much that he decided to trade his jersey to a young fan for some of the buttery goodness. The best part was that a bunch of suburban housewives got more of a show than they bargained for, and they definitely didn’t mind. [h/t Bleacher Report]
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey gives child his kit for a couple of handfuls of popcorn

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Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey Drives Real Housewives Of Seattle Wild With This Move

Clint Dempsey trades his jersey to a young fan, and in the process drives moms of Seattle absolutely wild.
Via Gamedayr
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey Trades Game-Worn Jersey For Young Fan’s Popcorn (Video)

Clint Dempsey thrilled Team USA fans with his performance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Dempsey made another young fan happy on Sunday, but not for his performance on the field. Dempsey was held without a goal during the Seattle Sounders’ 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo. His absence on the score sheet might have made him a little hungry for a post-game snack. Dempsey headed over...
Via NESN.com
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Clint Dempsey trades jersey for young fan's popcorn

As far as fair trades go, swapping an authentic game-worn jersey from a professional athlete is worth a lot more than a bucket of popcorn. But Clint Dempsey doesn't mind getting the short end of the deal if it means creating a moment one young fan of the Seattle Sounders will never forget.That is precisely what the captain of the United States men's national team did on Sunday...
Via Bush League Chronicle
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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