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Who should start for the US against Mexico in Saturday’s CONCACAF Cup?

Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, and then what? The only other sure starters for the United States might be Fabian Johnson and Jermaine Jones, but even then, there are questions. Fitness issues mean US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann might talk himself into an XI missing one or both of those stalwarts. And as for the rest of the seven positions, they go from ‘one clear favorite,...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Hunger, motivation fuel Dempsey's preparation against Mexico

IRVINE, Calif. -- Natural fault lines emerged every time Clint Dempsey and his friends piled onto the nearest field. It didn't matter whether they were playing in organized situations back in Nacogdoches or sorting themselves out playing pickup. The same selection process emerged time after time. It unwittingly provided the perfect foundation for the trials and tribulations to follow...
Via Fox Sports
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US men embrace Mexico soccer rivalry heading to Rose Bowl

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Clint Dempsey has been immersed in the U.S. soccer rivalry with Mexico pretty much from the moment he understood what the international game means to both nations. ''I grew up in Texas, and I played with a lot of kids from Mexico that went to my high school, and we were always talking trash,'' Dempsey said. ''It's just that competitive rivalry, being so close...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Klinsmann: USMNT shorthanded in Brazil loss

FOXBORO, Mass. — Some United States men’s national soccer team players would rather Oct. 10 come sooner. Others want that date to come later. U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Tuesday he expects Team USA will be sharper and fitter when it faces Mexico next month than it was in the 4-1 loss to Brazil. The U.S. struggled to cope with Brazil’s high-tempo counter-attack and...
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Martins, Dempsey lead Seattle past Toronto 2-1

SEATTLE (AP) Obafemi Martins scored his 11th goal of the season in the opening minutes, Clint Dempsey connected off a counter attack in the 77th minute and Seattle beat Toronto FC 2-1 on Saturday night, a crucial victory for the Sounders' playoff hopes. Martins and Dempsey played together in an MLS game for the first time since May 31 and showed they remain one the more dynamic...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Clint Dempsey and Gyasi Zardes Give USMNT Fast Start Against Cuba

The USMNT got off to a fast start against Cuba in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinals. Two goals were scored in a span of 15 minutes as Clint Dempsey and Gyasi Zardes exploited the Cuban back line to score a couple of rather clinical goals. Here is Dempsey’s goal in the 4th minute assisted by Timmy Chandler. This is his fourth goal and he now has the Golden Boot lead. Goal USA...
Via 32 Flags
July 18, 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

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

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...
Via Holdout Sports
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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