MLS Weekend Recap – October 20

The End is Near: The final playoff spot in the East was settled this week, with the USA’s own Michael Bradley and Toronto FC just narrowly missing out on the post-season. Instead, it was Columbus who managed to extend their season with a statement win against the New York Red Bulls, trouncing last year’s Supporter’s Shield winners 3-1. In the West, the Portland Timbers remain...
Via Total MLS
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLS: Lee Nguyen and the top 10 players from week 32

Week 32 of the 2014 MLS season was far from extraordinary, but that’s not to say that there weren’t noteworthy performances. To the surprise of many, some of lesser known players stepped up and outplayed the likes of Bradley Wright-Phillips, Robbie Keane and Thierry Henry. Here are the week’s top performers. 10. A.J. Soares: The defender’s incredible season continued with...
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

No winners in MLS Sunday showdown – reactions

LA Galaxy 2-2 Seattle Sounders Reactions from both side: Coach Arena – LA “For 65 minutes or so, we had real good control of the game and we should have done a better job protecting a two-goal lead, no question about it.I thought we looked a bit sluggish after the 60th minute or so, and after [we scored] that second goal, we kind of turned it off a little bit, which is a little...
Via 90Soccer
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seattle fights back to claim a point against LA Galaxy

Seattle summoned a two-goal response in the second half to claim a 2-2 draw at LA Galaxy and ruin Landon Donovan’s final regular season game at StubHub Center. Donovan and his teammates appeared on course for victory in this scrappy affair when Baggio Husidic and Marcelo Sarvas struck either side of halftime. Seattle instead produced a fine response to level through Clint Dempsey...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sounders rally for 2-2 tie with LA Galaxy

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Clint Dempsey and Lamar Neagle scored in the second half, rallying the Seattle Sounders to a 2-2 tie with the LA Galaxy on Sunday night. Baggio Husidic and Marcelo Sarvas scored for the Galaxy, but the Sounders' comeback means the Supporters' Shield will be awarded after Saturday's season finale between the clubs in Seattle. The clubs are even atop...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Any weight behind war of words between Garber and Klinsmann?

BOCA RATON, Fla. United States manager Jürgen Klinsmann poked and prodded Major League Soccer over the course of this year just like he tweaked his players. One by one, the actual and the perceived slights piled up and the fury increased as Klinsmann outlined his complaints about the schedule, selected college and North American Soccer League players this fall and shared other...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Garber Blasts Jurgen Klinsmann For Criticizing MLS, Landon Donovan Snub

NEW YORK — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber took the extraordinary step Wednesday of criticizing U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann for not taking Landon Donovan to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and for saying Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley damaged their careers by returning to MLS from European clubs. Garber, the league’s commissioner since 1999, questioned whether Klinsmann...
5 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Key USA players return with experience to lend and a point to prove

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. United States coach Jürgen Klinsmann used the first two post-World Cup friendlies to experiment without a broad chunk of his perceived core in place. Circumstances and schedules dissuaded him from selecting his captain, his midfield general and a collection of other contributors. Those issues eased enough over this weekend to allow Klinsmann to integrate five...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapids Podcast: Trials and Errors

Another week of MLS action is in the books which unfortunately means another week in which the Colorado Rapids have gone without a win. In this week’s edition of Mile High Sports’ Rapids podcast, hosts Marco Cummings and Jesse Trujillo break down the Rapids’ most recent loss, a 4-1 defeat to Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders. They also discuss Zat Knight’s first minutes...
Via Mile High Sports
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Mile High Sports
15 days ago  |  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.
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sounders tie for top MLS spot, beat Rapids 4-1

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) Obafemi Martins scored twice, Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa added goals, and the Seattle Sounders cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Sunday. The Sounders (19-9-3) surpassed the club record for wins in a season set in 2010, and tied the LA Galaxy for the top spot in MLS for the third week in a row. The Rapids (8-15-8) also set a club record...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  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 back...
21 days ago  |  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...
26 days ago  |  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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27 days ago  |  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...
Via No Coast Bias
27 days ago  |  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...
Via Holdout Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey Asks Folks About Clint Dempsey

These people have no idea who he is...
Via Beer Mug Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New Yorkers Don’t Have The Slightest Idea Who Clint Dempsey Is (Video)

Clint Dempsey decided to go around New York City and ask people about himself. These reactions are priceless.  This video just goes to show that soccer still is the underdog in America, unless you play overseas or something and really care about the sport. With a camera crew, Clint Dempsey went around the city and asked people about the US men’s soccer team. Priceless. [NIS]...
Via Geeks and Cleats
27 days ago  |  Discuss

FAIL! Some Americans still can't recognize Clint Dempsey (VIDEO)

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Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New Yorkers have no idea who Clint Dempsey is as he asks them questions (Video)

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27 days ago  |  Discuss

New Yorkers Have No Idea Who Clint Dempsey Is

Clint Dempsey recently went for a stroll around New York City doing that thing that athletes do where they ask questions about themselves to people who don’t realize they’re actually talking to the person they’re being asked about. Sometimes it’s a local athlete, and other times — as is the case with Dempsey — it’s the captain of the United States’ Men’s Soccer...
Via Next Impulse Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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