Clint Dempsey

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Valdes update, Casey, Gaddis, and MacMath named to TOW, more news

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Valdes agent disappointed defender won't be playing in Copa Libertadores. Conor Casey, Ray Gaddis, and Zac MacMath get Team of the Week nods. Reading United postseason campaign begins tonight. More news.

Recaps & reaction to Fire draw, Valdes’ to arrive in US “in a few days,” Reading make playoffs, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union draw in Chicago. Valdes' agent says center back will fly to US "in a few days" to "arrange his future." Reading in PDL playoffs for 7th consecutive year. More news.

Recaps & reaction to Fire draw, Valdes’ to arrive in US “in a few days,” Reading make playoffs, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union draw in Chicago. Valdes' agent says center back will fly to US "in a few days" to "arrange his future." Reading in PDL playoffs for 7th consecutive year. More news.

2014 MLS All-Star Fan XI Revealed

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There really wasn't a shocker in the Fan XI for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game. Eight of the players announced were in Brazil for the World Cup this past month. These players and several more to follow will take on Bayern Munich in the annual MLS versus the World match.

U.S. men's national team captain Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC) features alongside World Cup teammates Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy) and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).

GAME THREAD: World Cup Round of 16: Belgium vs. United States

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Winner plays Argentina. Belgians eat waffles differently than Americans.

WORLD CUP MATCH #56
VS
Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, BRA
July 1, 2014
4:00 PM ET
ESPN - Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman
Starting XI
Eden Hazard, Divock Origi, Dries Mertens Forward Graham Zusi, Clint Dempsey, Alejandro Bedoya
Kevin De Bruyne, Marouane Fellaini, Axel Witsel Midfield Jermaine Jones, Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron
Jan Vertonghen, Vincent Kompany, Daniel Van Buyten, Toby Alderweireld Defense DaMarcus Beasley, Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, Fabian Johnson
Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper Tim Howard
Sammy Bossut, Nicolas Lombaerts, Laurent Ciman, Simon Mignolet, Thomas Vermaelen, Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli, Romelu Lukaku, Adnan Januzaj Bench Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman, Brad Davis, Brad Guzan, Chris Wondolowski, Jozy Altidore, Timothy Chandler, Mix Diskerud, Aron Johannsson, John Brooks, DeAndre Yedlin, Julian Green
Game Officials
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi

Are you nervous yet?

Late Equalizer Denies USA Advancement for Now

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The US men's national team was about 30 seconds away from a historic win over Portugal that would have seen the Yanks advance to the round of 16. But a cross by Cristiano Ronaldo was headed in by Silvestre Varela in the 5th minute of stoppage leveled the score as each team settled for a point.

Unlike the game against Ghana, the US were the ones that had to fight from behind.

Seattle Sounders

USMNT starters headline MLS Fan XI for 2014 All Star Game

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men's National Team will be well represented in the 2014 All-Star Game against Bayern Munich in Portland, Ore.

Major League Soccer announced the results of the Fan XI on Wednesday evening, and the side features no less than eight members of the USMNT at the World Cup.

SBI Monday Rewind: Huge crowd gives Sounders boost in derby; World Cup sets U.S. media records; and more

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

It was already technically Monday on the east coast when the Seattle Sounders were still reacting to their derby win over the Portland Timbers in front of more than 62,000 fans. With goals from Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa, the Sounders found a second-half surge to continue the Timbers' struggles this season and win 2-0.

Portland Timbers continue to unravel in 2 to 0 to Seattle Sounders FC behind second half goals

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The Portland Timbers did battle with their fierce rivals from Washington for the second time in five days, although the stakes of the meeting were a little different. Meeting for the second time in three scheduled meetings, the Seattle Sounders used two goals in the final 20 minutes and an intensified offensive approach to defeat Portland 2 to 0.

Second-half blitz pushes Sounders past Timbers

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE Unfortunately for the Portland Timbers, the Seattle Sounders are just about unbeatable when they open up their entire stadium.

In the 86th installment of a rivalry spanning five decades and six leagues, Seattle received second-half goals from Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa on Sunday night, earning a 2-0 win over the Timbers in front of 64,207 at CenturyLink Field.

What I’m watching for in Portland Timbers second match versus Seattle Sounders FC

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The Portland Timbers jump back into MLS regular season play against their rivals from Washington, the Seattle Sounders FC for a July 13 affair. We also take a look at various news and notes surrounding the team over the past few weeks, including the same two sides battling on July 9 in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.

Whitecaps grab early lead, top shorthanded Sounders

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By JASON MITCHELL

Speedy, young, and relentlessly attacking, the Vancouver Whitecaps had to be licking their chops ahead of Saturday's match against the Seattle Sounders.

No Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins, or DeAndre Yedlin to keep the Whitecaps honest. No Gonzalo Pineda or Osvaldo Alonso clogging the center of the pitch.

World Cup 2014

WATCH Clint Dempsey’s Appearance on the David Letterman Show [VIDEO]

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USA World Cup team captain Clint Dempsey was a guest on The Late Show With David Letterman Wednesday night.

Dempsey made an appearance on the show with the veteran late show host. The Seattle Sounders and USMNT attacking midfielder/striker discussed several topics including how to tell the difference between a real injury and a fake injury, his experiences at Brazil 2014, his broken nose, etcetera.

Why The USA Used Clint Dempsey As a Lone Striker in Jozy Altidore’s Absence

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The USMNT could not have had a better start to their World Cup when Seattle Sounders' talisman Clint Dempsey scored in the first minute of group play against Ghana in Natal. It wasn't all that easy though, as twenty-six minutes later the star striker, Jozy Altidore, went down holding his hamstring and he was replaced by Aron Johannson.

Top 5 Moments of the 2014 World Cup Group Matches [GIFs]

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Two weeks later and the dust has settled on the group stage of the 2014 World Cup. It has been full of highs and lows, lots of goals and plenty of controversy. Let's take a look at the top 5 moments of the group stage.

1. Robin Van Persie's header

On their way to brutally dismantling Spain, Robin van Persie clearly showed his new club manager Louis Van Gaal that good things will come to wait once they both get settled back at Manchester United.

Jones suffers broken nose, recovering Altidore’s status for Belgium unknown

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By FRANCO PANIZO

SAO PAULO It turns out Jermaine Jones' hunch was right.

A day after Jones said he suspected to have broken his nose in a 1-0 loss vs. Germany, U.S. Soccer confirmed that was indeed the veteran midfielder's injury.

USMNT disappointed, but staying positive after tying Portugal

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By FRANCO PANIZO

MANAUS, Brazil Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off the field after the final whistle, angry despite having just helped save Portugal from World Cup elimination seconds prior.

In that same moment, several U.

World Cup 2014: Day 12 TV/streaming information and open thread

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It's the beginning of the end of the group stage, which means some incredibly high tension is guaranteed. Groups A and B finish up this afternoon.

Now that you've had a night to feel all the feelings you might have about the United States scoring two good goals - specifically, arguably the best shot of the tournament from Jermaine Jones followed by a well-worked team goal eventually bundled over the line by Clint Dempsey - to come from 1-0 down, only to then concede with essentially the last touch of the game and go from "through to the round of 16" to "likely needing to get a result against Germany, who also needs to avoid defeat," and now that I've dragged this sentence out to Faulknerian length, let's think about today's games.

Clint Dempsey, USA World Cup Player Profile: From Humble Beginnings to the World’s Stage

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One chance, one goal. Clint Dempsey's life has been about seizing chances.

Less than a minute into their match on Monday, the United States had a 1-0 lead thanks to an adventurous run, matched by a masterful Dempsey finish. His first opportunity near goal was taken head down, full speed ahead.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Onward and Upward: Closing the Book on the USMNT in Brazil

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Cheer up, Cap'n. We've got the Gold Cup (businessinsider.com.au)

OTF's Joe Maskivish recaps the USMNT's Brazilian vacation and takes a look at what's around the corner for the Yanks...

What could have been, never actually was.

Despite what the sudden media attention has led folks to believe, the performance of the United States at the 2014 World Cup was not an utter success.

USA World Cup review: Stars & Stripes do their nation proud… those that care anyway!

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USA World Cup review: Stars & Stripes do their nation proud... those that care anyway! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's no great secret that Americans aren't the world's biggest football fans... well, technically that isboth a truth and a lie. The US are by far the world's biggest fans of what they refer to as football.

Brazil 2014: World Cup Round of 16 – USMNT 1-2 Belgium

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We feel the same way, Jurgi (phillysportslive.com)

The dream is over and OTF's Joe Maskivish brings the USMNT vs. Belgium review...

With that, it's over. In a game that fully encompassed the United States' play in Brazil, the Yanks lost 2-1 in extra time against the upstart Belgians.

Belgium 2-1 USA: Belgians dump Klinsmann’s Stars & Stripes out of the World Cup in extra-time

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Belgium 2-1 USA: Belgians dump Klinsmann's Stars & Stripes out of the World Cup in extra-time - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Going into this game, the Round of 16 had seen all 7 group winners make it throughto the quarter-finals and this game completed the octuplet. The USA fought the good fight again, taking the Belgians to extra-time before allowing a crackin their armor.

They believe: USA-Belgium previews & news, Cruz & MacMath named to TOW, Kaka joins Orlando, more

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The pregame message from the US team is "we want more." Cruz and MacMath named to MLS Team of the Week. Cruz up for Goal of the Week. Kaka unveiled in Orlando. More news.

Belgium v USA: Les Diables Rouges may be without captain Kompany against USMNT

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Belgium v USA: Les Diables Rouges may be without captain Kompany against USMNT - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Belgium are just one of 4 nations to win every game so far this tournament, topping Group H with 3 victories, however none of which were completely convincing and all by just one goal.

Brazil 2014: World Cup Group G – USMNT 0-1 Germany

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Moving On! (photo: detroit.cbslocal.com)

Losing and winning in the Recife rain; OTF's Joe Maskivish brings the USMNT vs. Germany review...

Two weeks and nearly 9,000miles have resulted in a graduation from the Group of Death.

We'll get to the loss against Germany, but let's just take a moment to acknowledge what the United States has accomplished.

Brazil 2014: World Cup Group G – USMNT 0-1 Germany

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Moving On! (photo: detroit.cbslocal.com)

Losing and winning in the Recife rain; OTF's Joe Maskivish brings the USMNT vs. Germany review...

Two weeks and nearly 9,000miles have resulted in a graduation from the Group of Death.

We'll get to the loss against Germany, but let's just take a moment to acknowledge what the United States has accomplished.

Git ‘er done: US faces Germany, more news

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USA news and previews ahead of today's big game. Ghana camp in turmoil. More news.

USA v Germany Preview: Klinsmann faces the ultimate showdown against his home country

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USA v Germany Preview: Klinsmann faces the ultimate showdown against his home country - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jurgen Klinsmann's success story as USA manager faces the ultimate test tomorrow, against his own nation, for whom he scored 38 goals as a player and even won the World Cup in 1990.

USMNT Breakdown: vs. Portugal World Cup Group G, Game 2

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Dempsey takes the game to Portugal (timesunion.com)

T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Yanks'win that got away against Portugal...

If you asked me before the match (or even at halftime) against Portugal if I would be happy with a draw, the answer would have been an emphatic, "Yes.

Brazil 2014: World Cup Group G – USMNT 2-2 Portugal

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Absolute class from Jermaine Jones against Portugal (photo: goal.com)

Heartbreak and pride in Manaus; OTF's Joe Maskivish brings the USMNT vs. Portugal review...

Gutted.

Absolutely and utterly gutted. Sure, the United States still has a very real and optimistic chance of advancing out of Group G.

Recaps & reaction to USA draw, advancement scenarios, more news

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Recap and reaction to US draw with Portugal. Advancement scenarios. Union bits. More news.

USA 2-2 Portugal: Massive drama for USA just seconds away from the Round of 16

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USA 2-2 Portugal:Massive drama for USA just seconds away from the Round of 16 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Coming into this World Cup, no-one would have knocked the USA for failing to make it through this 'Group of Death'. However, 2-1 up against one of the strongest teams in the world,they had the qualification dream stolen from them in the very dying embers of the game.

USA v Portugal: Can Klinsmann’s men contain an incensed Cristiano Ronaldo?

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USAv Portugal: Can Klinsmann's men contain an incensedCristiano Ronaldo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jurgen Klinsmann's USA team can qualify through to the Round of 16 with a victory against Paulo Bento's Portugal, tomorrow in Manaus, but it will be no mean feat for the Stars and Stripes.

Who should the USMNT start vs. Portugal?

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By IVES GALARCEP

MANAUS, Portugal You would think that filling out a lineup would be fairly easy for Jurgen Klinsmann after his U.S. Men's National Team defeated Ghana in its World Cup group opener, but the absence of Jozy Altidore and some other lingering injury concerns, could lead Klinsmann to make some tough decisions about his first-choice ll.

Jermaine Jones

USA 0-1 Germany: Sharp-shooter Muller scores winner as both teams advance to knockouts

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USA 0-1Germany:Sharp-shooter Muller scores winner as both teams advance to knockouts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Group G's top two teams fought it out in Recife, hammered bytorrential rain, with Germany ending victorious thanks to another Thomas Muller goal.The downpourscaused massive flooding in the area,but the game went ahead as planned, and the passion witnessed by both sideswill have silenced any doubters, who thought this would be played out as a conspired draw.

USA Miss Qualification from Group of Death by Seconds

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The USA fell just seconds away from qualification from the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup after blowing a 2-1 lead over Portugal in Manaus with just seconds to spare. Before the last gasp heroics, Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey had answered Nani's early goal.

The Rest

MLS Week 18: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

Both Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin are expected to make their return in front of nearly 70,000 screaming fans as Major League Soccer's best rivalry match commences.

The Sounders host the Timbers for the second time in a week, just four days after Sigi Schmid's squad defeated the Timbers, 3-1, in extra time to advance in the U.

Curtin on Brown & Valdes, Union-Rapids news & previews, more

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Curtin on Brown's qualities and Vades possibilities. Union news and previews ahead of Saturday's game against Colorado. More.

World Cup: This Is How USA 2-2 Portugal Looked In Terms Of Global Twitter Activity (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Hands up, we love these things! They're justso pwetty.

Watch out for the moment Clint Dempsey scored with his ding-a-ling. Twitter went white-hot ballistic!