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Klinsmann backs Dempsey after Bradley named as Gold Cup captain: "We need him."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he named Michael Bradley as captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup to allow Clint Dempsey to step out of the spotlight and train his focus on his performances. Bradley will wear the armband for the duration of the tournament after Klinsmann opted to give him the responsibility this week. Klinsmann met with Dempsey this week...
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Bradley replaces Dempsey as US captain for CONCACAF Gold Cup

CHICAGO (AP) Michael Bradley will be the U.S. captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup rather than Clint Dempsey. Dempsey took over as the American captain from Carlos Bocanegra two years ago. He was suspended for three games by Major League Soccer for a confrontation with a referee June 16 in Seattle's fourth-round loss to Portland in the U.S. Open Cup, when he grabbed a notebook from...
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D.C. United-Sounders Preview

D.C. United leads the race for the Supporters' Shield and has an opportunity to add to the woes of the team that earned the honor last year. The Seattle Sounders have dropped three straight and will again be without their two leading scorers for Friday night's home matchup with United. D.C. (10-5-5) has a league-high 35 points, though no team has played more games. Vancouver is second...
Via AP on Fox
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Seattle Sounders FC: Duece suspended for a minimum 2 years from U.S. Open Cup play.

In a punitive measure, the United States Soccer Federation Clint Dempsey was suspended for an outburst stemming from an incident in an Open Cup match last week.  In a poorly officiated match, Demspey ripped up the offending official’s (Daniel Radford) match book. The incident has earned national / international notoriety and casts a poor light on Duece’s legacy.  Not...
Via Seattle Side Up!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey is a great player but a poor role model as USMNT captain

You’ve heard it by now, but Clint Dempsey lost it again on Tuesday night. It was the fourth round of the US Open Cup, Seattle Sounders against the Portland Timbers. The game was in extra time, and the Sounders, through both misfortune and misdeed, were down to nine men against Portland’s 11. The Sounders had just lost another man, midfielder Michael Azira to a straight red card...
Via World Soccer Talk
12 days ago  |  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...
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Clint Dempsey handed three-game ban after referee incident

Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey received a three-match ban from MLS on Friday for ripping up a referee's notebook earlier this week. Dempsey received the suspension for his actions in a 3-1 defeat to Portland Timbers in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match on Tuesday. In response to a red card shown to Micheal Azira, Dempsey reached into the pocket of referee Daniel Radford, pulled...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Clint Dempsey Is Livid With Referee

Clint Dempsey was unhappy with the referee and ripped his notebook, receiving a red card in the process.
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15 days ago  |  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...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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