Portland Timbers’ Ten Greatest MLS Games

Below is my list of the Portland Timbers’ ten greatest MLS games. Before you start reading, there are a few things you should know. Some of the games on here were no-brainers, others required more thought. There are nine home games and just one away game. Darlington Nagbe and Jack Jewsbury both started eight, Futty Danso and Kalif Alhassan seven. There are four games against the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Howard wins player of year award

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has won the 2014 Player of the Year award for his work with the U.S. national team. It is the first time Howard has won the prestigious honor given to a U.S. team member by Futbol de Primera. Howard received 101 first-place votes from a panel of journalists nationwide for a total of 363 points. He beat out Jermaine Jones, who had 160 points...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

reactions after LA Galaxy advance to MLS Cup Finals, to host Revs on Sunday

Seattle Sounders FC 2 – LA Galaxy 1 (2-2 on aggregate, LA advances on away goals) SCORING SUMMARY – SEA – Brad Evans 26′ – SEA – Clint Dempsey 32′ – LA – Juninho (Omar Gonzalez, Landon Donovan) 54′ Coach LA Galaxy Arena: “Knowing that if we got a goal back in the second half we’d advance, it was big to come out early. We challenged them early in the second...
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17 days ago  |  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...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy reach MLS Cup on away goals after early setback in Seattle

SEATTLE LA Galaxy advanced to MLS Cup for the fourth time in six years despite suffering a 2-1 defeat at Seattle in the second leg of the Western Conference championship. Retiring star Landon Donovan will have a chance to write his own Hollywood ending against New England at StubHub Center next Sunday after his side survived to reach MLS Cup on away goals after the series finished...
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18 days ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  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...
27 days ago  |  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...
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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

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)...
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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

No Premier League loan move for Dempsey

Clint Dempsey’s agent rubbished suggestions the Seattle Sounders forward will spend the MLS close-season on loan in the Premier League. […]
Via Soccer News
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: Everything you need to know about the MLS playoffs

After 323 regular season games, the field is set for what could be the most entertaining MLS playoffs in history. Ten teams, five from each conference, have qualified for the chance to win the prized possession; MLS Cup. Last Year’s winner Sporting Kansas City managed to get in after an injury ridden second half of the season, while 2013’s runners-up easily claimed a spot in...
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dempsey set for Premier League return in MLS close season

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Robin van Persie scored a dramatic equaliser for Manchester United against Chelsea - only to be branded "stupid" by boss Louis van Gaal. Sir Alex Ferguson has blasted claims he left an ageing Manchester...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bradley says motivated by challenges

TORONTO (AP) If Jurgen Klinsmann is pushing Michael Bradley to play better, the Toronto FC midfielder doesn't mind. The U.S. coach this week repeated his opinion that Bradley and Clint Dempsey accepted a less challenging level of opposition when they returned to Major League Soccer from European clubs. That sparked an angry response from MLS Commissioner Don Garber, who said Klinsmann...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dempsey, Bradley join US lineup against Honduras

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Captain Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley were among six new starters in the starting lineup for the United States in Tuesday night's exhibition against Honduras. Jermaine Jones, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi and Nick Rimando also were inserted into the starting lineup. The sextet replaced Brad Guzan, Michael Orosco, John Brooks, DeAndre Yedlin, Joe Gyau and Landon...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey recalled to USA squad to face Honduras

United States manager Jürgen Klinsmann has recalled Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey for the first time since the World Cup to face Honduras on Tuesday. Bradley and Dempsey missed the victory in the Czech Republic last month and the draw with Ecuador on Friday night due to their MLS commitments, but they will link up with their country ahead of date with the Hondurans in Boca Raton...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rapids drop 4-1 result to Seattle Sounders

COMMERCE CITY – U.S. National Team captain Clint Dempsey came to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for the first time since the infamous “Snow Classico” game, but this time he was entering the stadium as both friend and foe, making his first visiting trip with the Seattle Sounders. In the end, Dempsey helped lift the MLS stalwarts to a 4-1 thrashing of the hosting Colorado Rapids...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey pulls off heel flick in buildup to stellar Sounders goal

Clint Dempsey pulled off an audacious heel flick to pave the way for Marco Pappa's clever chip in Seattle's romp over Colorado on Sunday afternoon.
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: Week 29 top performers

Major League Soccer superstars delivered masterful performances in a fantastic week 29 of the 2014 season. Only a handful of goalkeepers came away with a clean sheet in a week that saw 34 goals hits the back of the net. Here are the top ten performers from week 29. Clint Dempsey 10. Clint Dempsey: The American captain’s solid showing helped raise Seattle out of its slump and...
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey Interviews Clueless Fans About Team USA (Video)

Clint Dempey’s recent stroll around New York City suggests the United States is over its bout of World Cup fever. Dempsey, the captain of the U.S. men’s national soccer team, recently conducted fan-on-the-street interviews in New York City for ESPN. Dempsey soon discovered that so-called “fans” were willing to opine on the state of the team without knowing to whom they were...
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey Asks People About Clint Dempsey

Taking to the streets and asking people about yourself has gotten more popular and it never gets any less funny. This time Clint Dempsey took to the streets to ask people about Clint Dempsey and the results were very solid. [YouTube] The post Clint Dempsey Asks People About Clint Dempsey appeared first on Diehardsport.
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey Asks Random People About The US Men’s National Team…And Clint Dempsey

U.S. Men’s Soccer captain and MLS star Clint Dempsey asked random New Yorkers about USA soccer and Clint Dempsey. Hilarity ensues. We wonder how often these incognito pranks get ruined by onlookers…we mean, there’s a camera crew around these people and you’d think SOMEONE would figure out it was a celebrity interviewing these guys (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey asks New Yorkers about Clint Dempsey (Video)

U.S. men's national soccer team captain (and Seattle Sounders star) Clint Dempsey walked around Bryant Park in New York City asking people about how the team performed. Surprisingly (or not), many New Yorkers don't know who he is or what Clint Dempsey looks like, which led to entertaining results when Dempsey asked them direct questions about Clint Dempsey himself.This video takes...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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