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What formation should the USMNT play?

Over the past two years, United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann has spent nearly every match trying to find the right formation to maximize the abilities of all the members of the USMNT. What Klinsmann is searching for, is a formation that allows the USMNT’s best players to all play together at the best of their abilities. Prior to the 2014 World Cup, Klinsmann planned on playing...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The time has come to worry about Clint Dempsey’s US national team future

Most soccer fans aren’t naïve to the cruel inevitability of the professional game. Yesterday’s wow-wow hero is today’s trade bait, or a conversation starter as a bunch of us Monday morning center backs discuss who should, shouldn’t, might or might not wave goodbye to the international game. So we knew the day would come when Clint Dempsey would no longer be around to rescue...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey dropped from USA squad for World Cup qualifiers

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann left veteran forward Clint Dempsey out of his 23-man roster for World Cup qualifying, but he retained Fabian Johnson and summoned Matt Miazga and Darlington Nagbe for the first time. Matthew Ashton - AMA Getty ImagesUnited States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has dropped Clint Dempsey ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against St. Vincent & the Grenadines...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dempsey scores in 86th, Sounders beat Dallas 2-1

SEATTLE (AP) Clint Dempsey broke a tie on a direct free kick in the 86th minute in the Seattle Sounders' 2-1 comeback victory over FC Dallas on Sunday in the first leg of their Western Conference semifinal. Dempsey drove a shot from 25 yards into the upper right side of the net. He also scored Wednesday night in a 3-2 knockout-round victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy. Andreas Ivanschitz...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

After a great start to MLS Cup Playoffs, will we see more of the same tonight?

After watching the first night of the MLS Cup Playoffs take place last night, I wonder how on earth MLS will top last night? We had amazing goals, controversial moments and a thrilling goal fest. We had it all and it started the MLS Cup Playoffs with a bang.   Last night’s games D.C. United 2-1 New England Revolution This rainy game at RFK Stadium was defined by two things...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders eliminate defending champions

Under a packed house on a rainy Northwest evening, the Seattle Sounders conquered their playoff demons. With a final score of 3-2 the Sounders knocked off the defending MLS Cup Champions and advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals. Oct 28, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Erik Friberg (28) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy...
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey: Losing USMNT Captaincy No Extra Motivation To Score Goals

FOXBORO, Mass. — Clint Dempsey isn’t scoring goals to prove a point to anyone. He’s scoring goals to help the United States men’s national soccer team rack up points. Dempsey scored the only goal in Team USA’s 1-0 win over Haiti on Friday night at Gillette Stadium. He scored both of the United States’ goals in its 2-1 win over Honduras on Tuesday. Dempsey now has scored...
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

USA-Haiti Wrap: Clint Dempsey’s, Gyasi Zardes’ Winning Moment In Tale Of One Half

Life, and soccer, is just a moment sometimes. The United States men’s national soccer team defeated Haiti 1-0a on Friday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., clinching first place in Group A at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The U.S. smooth path to the quarterfinals the U.S. now will walk is nothing like its road to this point of reckoning. First Honduras, then Haiti, played the...
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey’s Quick Strike Gives Team USA Lead Over Haiti (Video)

Clint Dempsey is having a good week. Dempsey scored the United States men’s national soccer team’s opening goal just one minute into the second half of its 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup game against Haiti on Friday. Dempsey struck just 61 seconds into the period, after halftime substitute Gyasi Zardes set him up with his first two touches following his introduction into the game....
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dempsey gets red card for ripping ref's notebook

Passion has characterized Clint Dempsey’s soccer career but it boiled over into farce Tuesday night.   Dempsey was shown a red card for snatching the referee’s notebook and tearing it up in the Seattle Sounders’ loss to rivals Portland Timbers in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup. Teammates restrained Dempsey following the red card, and he sarcastically applauded the...
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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