Clint Dempsey

Seattle Sounders

The MLS report: Matchday 3

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It was a colorful weekend in MLS with a shade of sky blue and some reds sprinkled in. PSP's MLS recap is here.

Clint Dempsey steps up in yet another big game to earn advantage for Sounders

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After one of the few dark days in Liga MX's CONCACAF Champions League history, one familiar face stood out. For years, Clint Dempsey has been a player familiar to Mexican fans, a player that has come to symbolize the U.S. Men's National Team's attitude and effort throughout his international career.

Dempsey doblega a Chivas y Sounders toman ventaja

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FOTO: Clint DEMPSEY celebra con Henry WINGO el gol de la victoria al minuto 78 para tomar ventaja de 1-0 ... Más

Recap: Everyone feeling better?

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Scoring four at home, even against a questionable opponent, is a nice way to head into the MLS season.

SEATTLE — After a lackluster first half in which the Seattle Sounders dominated possession but had precious few genuine scoring opportunities, a 47th-minute goal from Will Bruin flipped the game on its head.

Sounders at Santa Tecla: Gamethread

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Univision streaming properties or go90 at 7 p.m.; watch with us.

This new format of the CONCACAF Champions League puts the Seattle Sounders on the road for their first competitive match of 2018. Their trip to San Salvador to face Santa Tecla will be without major talent, in the first leg of the two leg series.

Seattle Sounders vs. 2017: End-of-season player ratings, #4

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Deuce bounced back in a big way in 2017 after a scary medical situation derailed his 2016 campaign.

#4 Clint Dempsey – 6.73 | Community – 6.55

Checking in at #4 is reborn attacker Clint Dempsey. After a health scare, Clint ended 2016 with only 19 appearances.

Sounders GM lays out offseason plan

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There's a good chance that the team could sign a TAM-level player soon, but Garth Lagerwey doesn't seem to be in a hurry to sign a new Designated Player.

TUKWILA, Wash. — Perhaps the most notable thing about the list of players whose options the Seattle Sounders exercised on Tuesday was how long it was.

Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC, MLS Cup: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"The final game is what matters most, and we didn't come to play." -Cristian Roldan

Match Recap


Seattle Sounders FC 0 - Toronto FC 2

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Venue: BMO Field

Referee: Allen Chapman

Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Jeremy Hanson

Fourth Official: Kevin Stott

VAR: David Gantar

Attendance: 30,584

Weather: Clear


TOR - Jozy Altidore (Sebastian Giovinco) 67'

TOR - Victor Vazquez 90'+4'


TOR - Victor Vazquez (caution) 90'+5'


Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam, Román Torres, Chad Marshall, Joevin Jones (Nouhou 90+1'); Cristian Roldan, Gustav Svensson, Nicolás Lodeiro - captain, Clint Dempsey, Victor Rodriguez (Jordan Morris 71'); Will Bruin

Substitutes not used: Tyler Miller, Tony Alfaro, Harry Shipp, Lamar Neagle, Jordy Delem

Total shots: 7 (Dempsey, 4)

Shots on goal: 2 (Jones/Dempsey, 1)

Fouls: 9 (Svensson/Lodeiro, 2)

Offside: 1 (Dempsey, 1)

Corner-kicks: 3 (Lodeiro, 3)

Saves: 9 (Frei, 9)

Toronto FC - Alexander Bono; Steven Beitashour, Drew Moor, Chris Mavinga, Justin Morrow; Michael Bradley - captain, Marco Delgado (Benoit Cheyrou 90+3'), Jonathan Osorio (Armando Cooper 85'), Victor Vazquez; Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore (Nick Hagglund 86')

Substitutes not used: Clint Irwin, Nicolas Hasler, Eriq Zavaleta, Tosaint Ricketts

Total shots: 22 (Giovinco, 7)

Shots on goal: 11 (Giovinco, 4)

Fouls: 3 (Beitashour, 2)

Offside: 1 (Morrow, 1)

Corner-kicks: 11 (Vazquez, 9)

Saves: 2 (Bono, 2)

Post-Match Quotes


It seemed like especially in the first half Toronto was first to everything.

Clint Dempsey on decision to return to MLS: “I wouldn’t change a thing”

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Dempsey makes it clear he still feels as though there's work left to do, though.

Most Seattle Sounders fans would probably agree that Clint Dempsey's decision to return to MLS worked out pretty well. When healthy and available, he's produced at a solid clip and the team experienced some of its best seasons while he was here.

Los Sounders ganan el Oeste y van de nuevo a la Final contra Toronto FC

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Se vale repetir. Por segundo año consecutivo los Seattle Sounders FC obtienen el título de la Conferencia Oeste de la MLS al superar fácilmente al Houston Dynamo 3 0 en el partido de vuelta y 5 0 en el marcador global. Y la ciudad de Toronto es de nuevo el destino final para ... Seguir leyendo Los Sounders ganan el Oeste y van de nuevo a la Final contra Toronto FC →

Dempsey on target for Seattle as Dynamo fizzle in MLS

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Clint Dempsey got on the scoresheet as the Seattle Sounders defeated Houston Dynamo 3-0 to set up a repeat MLS Cup final showdown with Toronto FC on Thursday.

Veteran striker Dempsey rammed in Seattle’s second goal of the night as the defending champions completed an emphatic 5-0 aggregate victory to advance.

Major Link Soccer: Who wants a Zakuani/Dempsey Christmas single?

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Also: conference finals, and book spine poetry hype


I think most fans would consider winning the MLS Cup a pretty great holiday gift by itself, but Steve Zakuani says he and Clint Dempsey have a special thing planned for Seattle if the Sounders repeat.

If they win, there's 100% a Christmas single coming from us https://t.

Report: Clint Dempsey agrees to one-year deal to remain with Sounders

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Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders face the Houston Dynamo in the Western Conference finals in the coming weeks but, win or lose, it won't be the forward's last season with the club.

ESPN reported on Wednesday that Dempsey has agreed to a one-year Designated Player deal to remain with the club.

Clint Dempsey wins MLS Comeback Player of the Year

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Dempsey dominated the media portion of the vote to edge out Federico Higuain.

Clint Dempsey has been named the 2017 MLS Comeback Player of the Year. He's the second Seattle Sounders player to win the award, joining Eddie Johnson who won it in 2012. The 34-year-old edged out Federico Higuain, who was returning from a knee injury.

Fotos | Seattle Sounders FC 2 – 0 Vancouver Whitecaps

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Maturing Sounders grind path to conference finals

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The defending champion Seattle Sounders are returning to the Western Conference finals for the fourth time in the last six years, a feat currently unmatched in Major League Soccer. But it has not been the easiest title defense, not by any stretch.

"It has been a challenging season, to say the least," said Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer after the Sounders knocked the Vancouver Whitecaps out of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night.

Fully appreciate buildup to Clint Dempsey’s goal in slow-motion

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LevyFilms, as usual, does a great job capturing more than just the final moment.

SEATTLE -- With the match lurching forward in frustrating fashion, the Seattle Sounders needed a breakthrough. Clint Dempsey will get the credit for the goal. Harry Shipp and Will Bruin at least got assists. But the hardest, and probably the most important, work was supplied by Cristian Roldan.

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"Big-time players make big-time plays, right? Tonight, you saw [Clint] Dempsey making some big plays." -Brian Schmetzer

Patience and relentlessness were the key for the Seattle Sounders as they worked to break down the Vancouver Whitecaps' defensive posture in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals.

Clint Dempsey’s game-winner should be heard in Spanish

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Such a good goal.

SEATTLE — Clint Dempsey continued to show why he's one of the best big-game players in American soccer history, grabbing the game-winner and then adding an insurance goal in the Seattle Sounders' 2-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday.

The first goal was especially impressive, featuring some quality buildup and a classy finish.

Regresa Dempsey y sus dos goles ponen a los Sounders en Final de Conferencia

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Los goles que faltaron en el BC Place de Vancouver el domingo pasado, Clint DEMPSEY se los tenia guardado para esta noche. No uno, sino dos. Y con eso, los Sounders FC han vencido al rival Cascadia de Vancouver Whitecaps 2 0 en semifinal de la Conferencia Oeste de la MLS. Ahora deberán esperar ... Seguir leyendo Regresa Dempsey y sus dos goles ponen a los Sounders en Final de Conferencia →

Dempsey brace sends Sounders to Western Conference finals

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SEATTLE It rained, it poured, it thundered. And the soccer wasn't much prettier. But at the end of a damp night the defending champion Seattle Sounders were on their way back to the Western Conference finals.

Neither the Sounders nor the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps played attractive soccer in either match of this two-legged, aggregate-goal series.

MLS playoffs roll on, Metros fans disciplined & more: Monday Freedom Kicks

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Also, can Montreal sports teams handle ALL film opps going forward?

Hi. If watching Sunday night soccer while packaging canned beer to ship for a trade is living the dream, then I've got it made in the shade brother.

So the Seattle Sounders (minus Clint Dempsey) and the Vancouver Whitecaps (with 3 defensive midfielders in their starting XI) played the 0-0 tie that everyone expected yet dreaded nonetheless.

Major League Soccer

Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Community player ratings form

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A return to MLS play didn't seem to cure what ails Sounders.

After crashing out of COCACAF Champions League, the Seattle Sounders returned to MLS play with hopes of getting things back on track. Instead, Clint Dempsey picked up an early red card and it was all down hill from there.

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Dempsey raring to go as Sounders eye MLS repeat

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Clint Dempsey is looking forward to playing a leading role as the Seattle Sounders prepare to revisit history in a repeat Major League Soccer Cup final showdown against Toronto FC on Saturday.

Twelve months after stunning Toronto in a penalty shoot-out to lift the MLS crown for the first time, Seattle will again line up against their Canadian rivals as the curtain comes down on the North American season.

Major Link Soccer: Save the Crew unveil open letter to MLS leadership

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Oba's still doing Oba things


These playoffs have illustrated Clint Dempsey's immense desire for a MLS cup, and regardless of how Seattle's cup defense ends, he'll keep things interesting.

This may sound familiar: a crucial Obafemi Martins' strike has lead his team to a lead in the first leg of China's FA Cup final.

Six Sounders rank among top MLS jersey sellers

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The Sounders and Atlanta United combined for nearly half of the top 25.

Not so surprisingly, Seattle Sounders fans like buying jerseys featuring players from their favorite team. So it makes a lot of sense that the list of the top 25 MLS jersey sales is pretty well dominated by Sounders.

MLS put out its annual list of best-selling shirts — through MLSstore.

Roman Torres

Clint Dempsey, Victor Rodriguez among Sounders who didn’t travel to El Salvador

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There will be at least five presumed starters unavailable for tonight's match.

Among the many challenges MLS teams face in the CONCACAF Champions League is dealing with a schedule that means some of the most important games are played before players are fully fit. That will be frustratingly illustrated when the Seattle Sounders starting lineup is revealed for Thursday's match against Santa Tecla.

Rave Green Olympics, what sport would each Sounder compete in

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Roman Torres and Osvaldo Alonso could probably do every event.

In honor the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea what sport would each Sounder participate in if the they were at the Winter Games? Some players are good fits for multiple events but they could only compete in one (except Cristian Roldan).

Surprise! There’s a Sounder’s match right now!

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Seattle takes on the Tijuana U-20 side in a pre-season warmup

The Seattle Sounders sprung a fine surprise on everyone this morning; they're kicking off the pre-season today with a friendly against the Tijuana U-20 side in Chula Vista, California. It's an interesting mixed lineup of certain and fringe starters, with Stefan Frei, Roman Torres, and Clint Dempsey all getting the call.

Osvaldo Alonso

Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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Leg 2 of the Western Conference Semis is on FS1 at 7:30 PM. Watch with us.

The Seattle Sounders advance if they win. It's rather simple. If they lose to the Vancouver Whitecaps, or there is a goal-scoring draw then the 'Caps advance. Extra Time and possibly penalty kicks are only possible with a 0-0 draw.

Nos Audietis, Episode 264: Featuring Gonzalo Pineda

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It wasn't always pretty and it wasn't always good, but the Sounders secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. The Sounders actually managed to make the most out of their stretch run, winning 3 of 4, including their final two by a combined score of 7-0. The only problem is that they lost Clint Dempsey to a red card, which comes on the heels of losing Gustav Svensson in the penultimate game and Osvaldo Alonso the game before that.

The Rest

2018 MLS Preview: Western Conference

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We spend a lot of time around these parts discussing the Portland Timbers. Let's take a look around the league and who the Timbers will be competing with for the 2018 MLS Cup, starting with the Timbers' competition in the West.

The Western Conference was as wide open in 2017 as any conference in recent memory, with eight teams finishing within eight points of the top.

Sounders GM still confident despite loss of Jordan Morris

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Garth Lagerwey says he still has confidence in a roster that's been to two MLS Cups and says fans should, too.

TUKWILA, Wash. — Even as the club announced the loss of Jordan Morris for the season with an ACL tear, Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey was confident of the team's chances as it prepares for a CONCACAF Champions Leg second leg against Santa Tecla Thursday and its season-opener Sunday against LAFC.

Clint Dempsey put on quite a show at Stu Holden’s charity soccer match

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Dempsey scored a bicycle kick goal and a rabona penalty.

A virtual who's-who of American soccer royalty helped raise about $300,000 for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts during Saturday's Kick In For Houston charity event, but the star of the day appears to have been Clint Dempsey.

By all appearances, Dempsey had the game's best goal as well as the best penalty in the deciding shootout.

Clint Dempsey’s stripped down game is perfect for a stage like this

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It's another opportunity for Dempsey to bolster his "big game" credentials.

Clint Dempsey's legacy seems secure, regardless of what happens on Saturday. The discussions about the greatest player in American men's soccer player are unlikely to be swayed either way. The debate about whether or not it was a good move for him to return to MLS will rage on.

Clint Dempsey ‘at peace’ with USMNT legacy even if international career is over

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Dempsey gives no indication he's itching for any sort of formal send off.

History will likely be very kind to Clint Dempsey's international legacy. If the game against Trinidad & Tobago turns out to be his final appearance for the Stars and Stripes, he'll finish with the third most caps in USMNT history, tied for the most goals and being the only American man to have scored in three World Cups.

News roundup: Harrisburg’s fascinating revamp, sordid Columbus news, more

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The USL's Harrisburg side will become Penn FC, a partnership with youth soccer conglomerate Colorado Rush. Also, more awful news out of Columbus from their movie bad guy owner, and interesting stuff from around U.S. and world soccer.

Relocation frenzies, NASL club folds, and more: Thursday Freedom Kicks November 16 2017

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It was a bad day for #SavetheCrew and other fans of teams staying put

Good morning! There was a lot of soccer news yesterday so let's get to it.

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