Clint Dempsey

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MLS Western Conference Finals Preview – LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders

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The LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders have been bitter rivals since Seattle was introduced as the leagues newest expansion team in 2007. The Sounders immediately made it known they wanted to be the biggest and most successful soccer team in North America, a designation the Galaxy had adopted when they brought in Landon Donovan and David Beckham and became a legitimate topic of discussion in sports circles around America.

MLS Western Conference Finals Preview – LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders

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The LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders have been bitter rivals since Seattle was introduced as the leagues newest expansion team in 2007. The Sounders immediately made it known they wanted to be the biggest and most successful soccer team in North America, a designation the Galaxy had adopted when they brought in Landon Donovan and David Beckham and became a legitimate topic of discussion in sports circles around America.

FC Dallas’ Season Ended By Seattle Sounders; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders on Monday night was just what the doctor ordered after a weekend of relative blowouts in the other three MLS Playoff Conference Semifinals. If 0-0 draws can be considered classics, the Dallas and Sounders clash surely must qualify with its frantic pace, controversial calls (or non-calls depending on who you ask), and almost-goals.

Seattle Sounders Wins MLS Cup in ‘Football Manager’ Simulation

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The makers of theFootball Manager computer game, fromSports Interactive and Sega Europe, have run the 2014 MLS Playoffs through its game to simulate who will be crowned 2014 MLS Cup champions.

According to the data, the 2014 MLS Cup champions will be Seattle Sounders, led by Clint Dempsey.

Clint Dempsey Reportedly Chased By Aston Villa, QPR And Stoke City For Loan Spell

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Seattle Sounders star Clint Dempsey is believed to be on his way back to the Premier League for a loan spell during the off-season in the MLS, according to a report published by the Mirror Online,

The clubs in question, believed to be interested in bringing the American playmaker into their respective squads, are thought to be Queens Park Rangers, Aston Villa and Stoke City.

Deuce Ventura: Flag Detective

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I have been informed that, as of right now, Clint Dempsey has not been in loan talks with any of the three Prem clubs linked in this nonsense. And I would not expect any to bloom, either. Full report coming at MLSS shortly.- Greg Seltzer

Union drop last game of 2014, USWNT cruises to championship, MLS playoff dates, more

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The UNion season ended as it began, with the team giving up a late goal. US wins CONCACAF Women's Championship with ease. MLS Playoff schedule. 76ers owner close to buying Crystal Palace. More.

3 Reasons the Sounders Will Win the 2014 Supporters’ Shield

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The Seattle Sounders, after their brilliant comeback in Los Angeles last weekend to earn a 2-2 draw with the Galaxy, need only a draw to win the Supporters' Shield this Saturday (live on NBC at 2:30pm ET).

It's a been a long, arduous journey for the Sounders, and they've already added one trophy to their cabinet this season.

USMNT vs Honduras – What to watch for

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The USMNT vs Honduras friendly is a chance to see how Jurgen Klinsmann manages his roster by including elite MLS players. Read More

MLS 2014 Player Salaries Released – Top Earner Kaka Currently Raking In $7m Despite NOT Playing For A Club That Isn’t Actually In The League

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By Chris Wright

Kaka: Positively rolling in it

As is customary, the MLS Players Union have publicly released the 2014 salaries of each and every player in the league, with the usual suspects topping the list as expected.

However, far above the likes of Clint Dempsey, Jermain Defoe, Tim Cahill, Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and Thierry Henry comes the MLS' new highest earner, Kaka, who is raking in a whopping great $7.

New MLS logo, Union focus now on reaching playoffs, Sak quashes Moyes rumors, more

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MLS unveils new logo. Union moves on from USOC loss to focus on reaching playoffs. Sakiewicz says Moyes in not a head coach candidate. More news.

Recount Of The Drama That Unfolded At The US Open Cup Final

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Many know that while I am a huge soccer fan and a fan of my local Philadelphia Union, I am not a fan of MLS at all. While the quality of play leaves a lot to be desired, my main complaint with the league is the way it (for me) sucks the soul out of the game, with all of its complex rules for signing players, parity mechanisms such as player lotteries and drafts, as well as the fact that many games mean really nothing at all since over half the teams make the play-offs and there is no relegation.

Ex-Revs Steer Sounders to Open Cup Title

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Ex-Revolution scorers Clint Dempsey and Chad Barrett both tallied to send the Seattle Sounders to their fourth U.S. Open Cup title following Tuesday's 3-1 extra time win over the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.

Barrett, who played for the Revolution in 2013, canceled out Maurice Edu's 38th minute opener in the 47th minute, which sent the match into extra time.

Top 10 Goals of the MLS Season So Far

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As the MLS regular season winds down and the playoffs loom closer on the horizon, let's look back at some of the incredible goals already scored in the league thus far. It's a testament to the league's growth that players of the quality to score goals like these have moved to MLS in recent years, many of them worthy of "best of" lists that include the world's top leagues.

“It’s huge”: Recaps & reaction from win in Toronto, Hburg makes playoffs, league results, more

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Reaction to win over Toronto. Union back in playoff spot. Union Academy starts new season. Harrisburg to face Orlando in USL PRO playoffs. League results. More.

Jermaine Jones’ MLS Introduction Could Land New England Trophy Success

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When you think of the high-profile American internationals that have come home to Major League Soccer in the last two years, Jermaine Jones doesn't quite fit the model.

Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Ricardo Clark, and Damarcus Beasley all had their beginnings in MLS before plying their trade overseas.

Not Even Vincent Nogueira Is Perfect

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While it is true that Nogueira is one of the best pick-ups the Union made in the off season and can compete with any midfielder in the league, he does have one critical flaw....

If you've only watched one Union game this season, you've still probably figured out that Vincent Nogueira is the Union's most important player.

MLS Again Creates New Rule to Appease Owners

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The return of Jermaine Jones to MLS is a great moment for the league. After his stellar play in the World Cup, the veteran midfielder was out of contract and needing one more shot at being a contributor in a major league. His agent and the Chicago Fire had been holding serious negotiations and the Fire appeared to be on the cusp of a real coup just in time for a playoff run.

Obafemi Martins

Seattle Sounders FC 0 – 0 FC Dallas | Fotos

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Archivado en: 2014, Fútbol MLS, Fotos 2014, Resultados, Seattle Sounders FC Tagged: 0-0, Brad EVANS, CenturyLink Field, Chad MARSHALL, Chris SEITZ, Clint DEMPSEY, ECS, Fabián CASTILLO, FC Dallas, Gonzalo PINEDA, [...]

Defensa Infinita | Sounders empata sin goles con FC Dallas pero pasa a Final de Conferencia

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Seattle Sounders FC* 0 (1) 0 (1) FC Dallas Con el beneficio del gol de visitante que la MLS apenas implemenó este año los Sounders de Seattle superaron [...]

Seattle Sounders FC 2 – 0 Los Angeles Galaxy | Fotos

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Archivado en: 2014, Fútbol MLS, Fotos 2014, Seattle Sounders FC Tagged: 2-0, Brad EVANS, CenturyLink Field, Chad BARRETT, Chad MARSHALL, Clint DEMPSEY, DeAndre YEDLIN, ECS, Gonzalo PINEDA, Jaime PENEDO, Lamar [...]

Dynamic Dempsey-Martins partnership proves to be difference in Open Cup

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By FRANCO PANIZO

CHESTER, Penn. Obafemi Martins had a strain. Clint Dempsey had an early missedopportunity.

Neither of those things prevented the dynamic duo from making a significant impact.

The Seattle Sounders emerged victorious from a hard-fought U.

US Open Cup final match report: Union 1-3 Sounders (Extra Time)

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The Union turned in a valiant effort, but eventually gave up two goals in extra time as the visiting Seattle Sounders took home the 2014 US Open Cup.

Andy Rose mantiene a los Sounders en el primer lugar

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Seattle Sounders FC 3 2 Real Salt Lake Morales 30′, NEAGLE 38´, MARTINS 43´, Plata 50´ ROSE 94´ Los Seattle Sounders han iniciado el trecho final hacia la conquista de la Conferencia Oeste de la MLS al derrotar de manera dramática al Real Salt Lake con un gol en tiempo de descuento de Andy [.

Seattle Sounders FC 1 – 1 Colorado Rapids | Fotos

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Archivado en: 2014, Fútbol MLS, Fotos 2014, Seattle Sounders FC Tagged: Brad EVANS, CenturyLink Field, Clint DEMPSEY, Colorado Rapids, DeAndre YEDLIN, Joe NASCO, Leo GONZÁLEZ, Obafemi MARTINS, Osvaldo ALONSO, Sigi SCHMID

Simple y soberbio, Sounders sigue siendo el líder

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Seattle Sounders FC 1 0 Colorado Rapids DEMPSEY 52´ En plena recta final de la temporada regular, los Sounders de Seattle han empezado a acelerar toda su ofensiva con el único y simple proposito de mantenerse en la cima de la conferencia Oeste asi como del liderato absoluto de la MLS. Para eso, tendrán [.

Dempsey volley lifts Sounders over Rapids

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE It wasn't the prettiest day and it wasn't the prettiest match, but a moment of class was all the Seattle Sounders needed to knock off a shorthanded opponent on Saturday.

While the Sounders looked short of their best for much of the match, a set piece goal from Clint Dempsey provided all the scoring necessary to beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 in front of 38,934 at CenturyLink Field.

Fanendo Adi nets brace for Portland Timbers, but Seattle Sounders tally four goals for victory

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The Portland Timbers returned home after winning their first CONCACAF Champions League match in Guyana, hoping to gain some traction in the Western Conference playoff chase in hosting the Seattle Sounders. While Fanendo Adi scored twice to give the home fans some great moments, the Timbers defense had issues in controlling Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey and the Sounders tallied four goals on the day to earn a 4 to 2 win.

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Union bits, conference finals set, USMNT roster announced, more

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Wenger on the need for "winning mentality." Seattle advances to Western Conference final. US roster for Colombia and Ireland friendlies released. Morocco disqualified from ACN after refusing to host 2015 tournament over Ebola fears.

Reports on Curtin announcement, Mbolhi up for African POY, playoff recaps, Dispersal Draft date set, more

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Reports on Curtin announcement. Mbolhi up for African Player of the Year. Playoff results. Dispersal Draft date set. Ethics committee report expected this week. Local senators back Women's World Cup suit.

Sak discusses wide range of topics, offside rule, KC & Houston joining the West, more

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Nick Sakiewicz on involvement in player signings, thoughts on player development, and more. That offside rule. Kansas City and Houston to join Western Conference with end of Chivas USA. Much more.

Recaps & reaction to NYRB draw, USOC final to be broadcast on TCN, Hopp goal powers Hburg playoff win, much more

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Reaction to draw against Red Bulls. US Open Cup final will be broadcast locally on TCN. Hoppenot goal advances Harrisburg in USL PRO playoffs. Garber wants video review. More.

“We have to win”: Notes from Curtin’s presser, Meulensteen on Union job, NYRB previews, Hburg begins playoffs

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Curtin on Union's huge week and head coach search. Meulensteen says job not yet his, but "I will not deny that something is up." Previews of Saturday's game. Harrisburg begins playoff run. More.

Player announcement, counterattacking, Meulensten, Pfeffer scores again, Blake and Jamaica fall, much more

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Player announcement expected today. On the Union counterattack. More Muelensteen rumblings. Pfeffer scores in US U-20 draw with Argentina. ANdre Blake and Jamaica defeated by Canada. Much more.

United States Men's National Team

Why the Union fell short, USA faces Honduras tonight, beer deals, Garcia on FIFA transparency, more

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CSN has five reasons the Union failed. Daily News says state of Union reflection of Sakiewicz. USA hosts Honduras. MLS has new official beer. More.

USMNT Who’s Who: September 2014 Camp

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Due to a variety of factors, United States men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has had to dig deep into the ranks of Europe-based US national team players or potential players. Major League Soccer's odd and controversial schedule meant that they don't honor FIFA international breaks for friendly matches, and therefore are unlikely to release key players during such a crucial point in the season.

Altidore to captain USMNT vs. Czech Republic

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jozy Altidore will make his return to the U.S. Men's National Team's starting lineup on Wednesday, and he will do so as the Americans' captain.

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced to reporters on Tuesday that Altidore will wear the armband in Wednesday's friendly vs.

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Must-See Video: Clint Dempsey asks people about Clint Dempsey

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GAME THREAD: U.S. Open Cup Final: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sonders

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The game we've all been waiting for is finally here.

U.S. OPEN CUP FINAL
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
September 16, 2014
7:30 PM ET

Local: TCN - Marc Zumoff and Peter Pappas

National: GolTV - Jose Cerna and Felipe Mekhitarian

Know Thy Enemy: Sounder at Heart
Starting XI
Conor Casey Forward Clint Dempsey, Chad Barrett

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Sebastien Le Toux

Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira

Midfield Lamar Neagle, Andy Rose, Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans
Ray Gaddis, Carlos Valdes, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams Defense Leonardo Gonzalez, Zach Scott, Chad Marshall, DeAndre Yedlin
Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Stefan Frei
Rais M'Bolhi, Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz, Fred, Michael Lahoud, Amobi Okugo, Pedro Ribeiro Bench Marcus Hahnemann, Jalil Anibaba, Michael Azira, Marco Pappa, Gonzalo Pineda, Kenny Cooper, Obafemi Martins
Game Officials
Referee: Armando Villareal
Assistant: Peter Manikowski
Assistant: Corey Parker
Fourth: Matthew Nelson

To the winner goes the title of 2014 Lamar Hunt U.

FIFA15 demo released on Xbox consoles

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Soccer gaming fans anxious to get a first real glimpse at FIFA15, now is your chance.

If you have an Xbox console, that is.

Electronic Arts released the demo for its highly-anticipated soccer video game in the United States and Europe on Tuesday, but did so on just the Xbox One and Xbox360.