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Since joining MLS in 2011, the Portland Timbers have never won in a regular-season visit to the Seattle Sounders. The Timbers might have their best chance to end that drought Sunday against their struggling Cascadia Cup rivals, who again will be without Clint Dempsey. Portland (11-8-7) is 0-4-2 in regular-season road games against the Sounders, including a 1-0 loss April 26 with...
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Clint Dempsey Shines in USMNT’s Dominant Victory Over Cuba

U.S. Men’s National Team Forward Clint Dempsey (#8) celebrates a first half goal against Cuba in a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal match. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo) U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Friday evening that his squad was “definitely the team to beat” in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. By all indications, the USMNT’s Saturday night stampede...
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July 19, 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...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dempsey Leads USMNT Into Gold Cup Quarterfinals

United States’ Gyasi Zardes congratulates Clint Dempsey for his lone goal in Friday’s match up against Haiti. The USMNT won 1-0 and qualified for the quarterfinals. (Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports ) The United States has a game winning weapon, but he is no secret by any means.  In fact, Clint Dempsey was not shy in showing his skills yet again on the...
Via The Sports Journal
July 11, 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

Gold Cup Preview: United States Looks to Secure Quarterfinal Birth

Clint Dempsey #8 of USA celebrates with fans after USA beat Honduras 2-1 during the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A match between USA and Honduras at Toyota Stadium on July 7, 2015 in Frisco, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) On Friday night at Gillette Stadium, Group A of the Gold Cup plays their second games in pool play with the United States taking on Haiti...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders: Clint Dempsey suspended and Obafemi Martins injured

Obafemi Martins. The soccer gods are seriously testing Seattle Sounders’ character, fortitude and depth. It started with a heart-breaking 3-1 loss to archrival Portland Timbers in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Being the reigning champion, Seattle went into the match with a lot of pride and belief. After a decent first half, things took a turn for the worse and the Sounders would...
June 19, 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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