Biggest comeback in Sounder history, they comeback from 3 goals to win 4-3

Biggest comeback in Sounder history also, they comeback from 3 goals to win 4-3 As it usually happens, the Sounders send a ton of players to national teams this time of year and struggle.  Clint Dempsey, Osvaldo Alonso, and Jordan Morris all found themselves unavailable for this Wednesday’s match. And as it usually happens when an MLS team goes down 2-0 at half they have no business...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago

Bruce Arena is bringing in his big guns for the Gold Cup knockout stage, but should he?

By any measure, Bruce Arena’s 23-man group for this CONCACAF Gold Cup’s group stage was almost universally underwhelming. They needed an 88th minute goal against Nicaragua to go up 3-0 just to win their group, one that should have been fairly routine to win. So Bruce Arena, faced with the dilemma of winning the tournament versus learning more about new players who could fill...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 USMNT players who could better their World Cup chances with a great Gold Cup

Another Gold Cup begins for the United States Saturday afternoon in Nashville against Panama, and though it is an off-year Gold Cup in which Bruce Arena has not brought his best squad, there are many players who need a good tournament if they want to be included in the World Cup squad a year from now. This squad has an interesting mix of players who are almost guaranteed to go to...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer: Dempsey replacement finally apparent?

For nearly half a decade — ever since the retiring of Landon Donovan circa 2014 — the USMNT has been carried by the goal scoring prowess of one man; Clint Dempsey. And last year, when the 34-year-old striker was sidelined with an undisclosed heart condition, that assertion could not have been any more clear. In the five games Dempsey missed due to injury, the United States won...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey will be scoring clutch goals until he can’t walk anymore

The success of MLS in the Pacific Northwest might be worthy of an entire book, but we don’t have time to break down all the ins and outs of the various rivalries and attendance figures. Rather, we’re here to talk about what Clint Dempsey did last night, which was gut yet another rival team in the dying moments of a match. Seattle led 1-0 late in the first half when Brad Evans...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Hello and welcome to 'Kicking it' with Demetrius Bell and Megan Armstrong, two of Yardbarker's most discerning soccer specialists. Lots to cover this week, so let’s get right to it. Last time we talked we tried to suss out the frontrunners for each regular season award. As we rounded the quarter-mark of the season, how does the competition in both conferences stack up? Toronto...
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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Christian Pulisic’s skills were just pure butter on this wild USMNT assist

This kid is legit. 18-year-old phenom Christian Pulisic blew minds once again in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifying match against Panama, notching an impressive assist on the game’s opening goal 39 minutes in.Pulisic destroyed two of Panama’s top defenders, Felipe Bailey and Roman Torres, before serving up a perfect pass to Clint Dempsey for an easy goal. And one more look. While...
Via The Comeback
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Will the U.S. Men’s National Team qualify for World Cup?

Sandwiched in between a friendly match against Serbia and an upcoming friendly against Jamaica this Friday, new USMNT manager Bruce Arena has said that he sees no reason why his squad shouldn’t qualify for World Cup play.For context, we’ll take a look back to Nov. 20, when the USMNT was embarrassed 4-0 in Costa Rica. In the days following the loss, former manager Jurgen Klinsmann...
Via The Sports Daily
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Will Clint Dempsey ever play soccer again?

With MLS teams scheduled to start training for the upcoming season later this month, much has been written about the health of Clint Dempsey. As many of you might recall, the Sounders’ designated player and U.S. international star was briefly sidelined in August with an irregular heartbeat, then began training and was shut down altogether in September due to a reoccurrence of the...
Via The Sports Daily
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Clint Dempsey to miss rest of 2016 MLS season

Seattle Sounders star forward Clint Dempsey has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2016 MLS season due to an irregular heartbeat, the club announced on Tuesday. Dempsey, 33, had been dealing with the issue since August. He returned to practice on Sept. 14 after undergoing a medical procedure for his condition, at which point GM Garth Lagerwey said he was “cautiously optimistic”...
Via The Sports Daily
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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