In an open letter to season ticket holders, Sakiewicz and Hackworth say resources have been allocated to bring in "final key pieces." Slight drop in Union attendance average. Playoff schedule change? More news.
Clint Dempsey is set for a transfer back to the Premier League on loan from the Seattle Sounders. Tottenham Hotspur have first right of refusal, butThe Mirrornewspaper is reporting that Fulham, Aston Villa and Everton are interested in signing the American striker.
Seattle general manager Adrian Hanauer said:
"Clint's contract allows him to go on loan for the off-season.
With all the fanfare that surrounded Clint Dempsey's move to Seattle over the summer, it's fair to say the results for both sides have been rather disappointing. Dempsey has struggled with injuries and form since coming over stateside; failing to score in his first eight appearances before finally netting his first goal this past Sunday against the Galaxy.
Rather than pretend to understand the mind set of MLS award voters, I am developing my own awards that I believe will best tell the story of the 2013 MLS regular season. These awards aren't necessarily achievements but rather reference points that give more depth than the Golden Boot or Defender of the Year.
Clint Dempsey finally scored a goal in his return to MLS. It took more than eight games, but his futility run is officially over. Unfortunately, the goal was not enough to help the Seattle Sounders do more than a tie, as the Sounders ended 1-1 versus the LA Galaxy, Sunday night at Century Link Field.
The dearth of attacking options on display on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center could be the strongest ever seen in one game in Major League Soccer history.
Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins, Eddie Johnson, and the Seattle Sounders looks to retain their place atop the Western Conference, but they'll have to face Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan, and a Los Angeles Galaxy side that has only lost twice at home.
Clint Dempsey's move to the Seattle Sounders from Tottenham Hotspur was one of the more surprising moves of the summer transfer window. At the eve of last season, the American forward was a major transfer target and was one of the deadline-day dramas as Spurs plucked him away from a seemingly dithering Liverpool.
This week we have the great pleasure of adding a new member to the Soccer Yank lineup, Rey Regicide (a pseudonym and FIFA username of course) . He has been a friend, supporter, and advocate of the Soccer Yank network from day 1 and has finally pulled the trigger on his first article about the USMNT.
Hackworth says it is "most Likely" that Roger Torres will not return in 2014. La Salle's Jason Plumhoff named A-10 Offensive Player of the Year. Dempsey and Johnson out of USMNT squad with injuries. More.
So yeah, Deuce got hurt in the first workout and FabJo is still fighting his nag. Not much to say about the first, but the second almost seemed predictable. I'm not sure Clint Dempsey's absence requires a any replacement, but it sure would be nice to add another wing player. I'm not exactly sure who that should be, though.
In honor of the FA's 150th anniversary celebrations, England's soccer governing body has released a cool map of London's Transport system with famous players of the past and present with connections to England and it's leagues in placed on the map, including four members of the U.
After the knockout round victories by the Seattle Sounders over Colorado Rapids and Houston Dynamo over the Montreal Impact, all the MLS Conference Semifinals home and home series are set. Each of them is an intriguing match up making this year's playoffs a highly anticipated one.
What will make this year's run for MLS Cup so intriguing to watch is the mixture of talent and atmosphere.
Unless you live in the Denver area, or are a diehard Colorado Rapids fan, last night's 2-0 win for Seattle in the Western Conference knockout round gave us the match-up we really wanted to see: Portland v Seattle in the Western Conference semifinals. Seattle got Seattle got goals from Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson to beat the Rapids.
Important coin flip tomorrow Colorado begins the final four game run of the season tomorrow with a nationally televised game against my hometown. The sounders flew into Denver today without designated player Clint Dempsey who is still recovering from a hamstring pull, so that helps the Rapids chances.
Clint Dempsey can add Newcastle United to the list of clubs who are reportedly interested in signing the US international on a loan deal. Other clubs rumored to be interested include Everton, Aston Villa, and Fulham. Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, have the first right of refusal before any of the other clubs can sign the player.
Almost from the moment that Clint Dempsey signed with Seattle Sounders FC back in August, many wondered if there was ever a chance that the native Texan could have signed with FC Dallas had the Frisco-based side had a serious chance of landing his services.
Well, this writer was fortunate enough to have a phone interview with Dan Hunt, Vice President of Hunts Sports Group, earlier this week and asked him that very question.
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