With a win Seattle (13-13-5) advances to playoffs for their eighth straight year. With a win FC Dallas (16-8-8) keeps their hopes of the Supporters' Shield alive. JOEtv and Univision-Seattle are broadcasting the 2 PM match.
The hamstring (also known as the biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus muscles if you want to sound fancy) is notorious for its variability in how injuries affect players.
"I've been pretty consistent with the story of, I've given them ownership of the team. That is something that they believe in. I've gotten traction with that." -Brian Schmetzer
This Seattle Sounders team has managed as dramatic and crazy a turnaround as fans could have hoped since July. And this win — on the road, without Clint Dempsey, without Nicolas Lodeiro, on short rest, after giving up the first goal — has really put an exclamation point on an amazing run.
Big Sam and his awesome sham, Champions League roundup, and Goals of the Week
"We feel that by ruling him out today," Lagerwey continued, "it puts us in the best position to eventually get him back hopefully for the 2017 season." We can only imagine how Clint Dempsey is feeling emotionally during this difficult time, but Dempsey only has to look to his close friend Eddie Johnson for some support and encouragement.
Instead of trying to force a return this season, the club has decided to target a full health return in 2017 for Dempsey
Seattle Sounders FC officially announced on Tuesday that forward and Designated Player Clint Dempsey is ruled out for the rest of the 2016 MLS season. General Manager Garth Lagerwey had said a few weeks ago when Dempsey returned to training that they were hopeful he could return this season, but it turns out that the player still requires more evaluations, testing, and treatment before he could be cleared to play in competitive matches again.
TUKWILA, Wash — Written off by some mere weeks ago, the Seattle Sounders have worked themselves back into the thick of the Western Conference playoff race. But if the Sounders are to qualify for the playoffs for the eighth time in eight seasons, they will have to do so without Clint Dempsey.
The Seattle Sounders announced on Tuesday that Dempsey will not return this season after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat last month. The forward last played on August 25 and was cleared to return to practice on Sept.
JOEtv has the match locally, while ROOT Sports is showing it regionally. The 1 PM start will feature Seattle sunshine.
If the Seattle Sounders are going to win the Cascadia Cup they have to win big today, and they'll still need help. If the Seattle Sounders are going to make the MLS Cup Playoffs they basically need to win today, and they'll still need help.
Reddit user snaps image that appears to show Dempsey running laps around the field.
After weeks of not so much as an update on his health, it appears Clint Dempsey may be progressing toward an eventual return to the Seattle Sounders. An eagle-eyed user on Reddit, austasbak, claims to have snapped this picture at Starfire on Tuesday.
With Clint Dempsey still out due to an irregular heartbeat Brian Schmetzer will need to find a way to create offense against San Jose (7-8-11 -3, 7th in West). The Seattle Sounders (9-13-4 -4, 8th in West) can leapfrog the 'Quakes with a win or a draw. Both of those results would also earn them the Heritage Cup.
Clint Dempsey is set to miss this weekend's match due to a major medical issue.
The Seattle Sounders announced on Friday that Dempsey is undergoing medical evaluations for an irregular heartbeat. The U.S. Men's National Team forward will miss this weekend's match against the Portland Timbers as the situation is addressed.
Vencer a Portland con tres goles en casa no pudo ser en mejor momento para los Seattle Sounders. De eso se encargaron Clint DEMPSEY y Cristian ROLDÁN, quienes junto a Jordan MORRIS hicieron trizas a los Timbers al superarlos 3 1 ante 53,302 aficionados en el CenturyLink Field. Seattle alargó su racha invicta a cuatro partidos desde el 31 de julio y pudo vengar .
SEATTLE Things just got interesting in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Sounders routed the Portland Timbers in front of 53,302 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday night. All but written off just weeks ago, Seattle's 3-1 victory puts it back in the thick of the playoff race, hot on the heels of the archrival Timbers.
Clint Dempsey is a competitive guy, one who consistently brings a fiery personality to the field inevery game he plays. Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid has seen that personality first-hand for nearly three years, and believes opposing teams are doing their best to take advantage of it.
El Seattle Sounders aprovechó la travesía del FC Dallas por el Noroeste para golearlos en el CenturyLink Field en partido de media semana que marcó el inició de la segunda mitad de la temporada para los Sounders, así como la esperanza de que el equipo retome el camino de la victoria y poder aspirar a los playoffs.
SEATTLE So fitting that if the Seattle Sounders are to redeem the 2016 season, the long road back to the red line begins against FC Dallas the speedy youngsters who exposed the Sounders as anything but in last season's playoffs.
The teams have gone in opposite directions since Dallas eliminated Seattle on penalty kicks in the Western Conference semifinals last fall.
Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin are starting, of course, but the surprise is that every replacement for the suspended players is an MLS star - Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi and Kyle Beckerman are in the XI.
As Jurgen Klinsmann's lead the United States on their Copa America run he has turned to MLS for his talent pool.
Sounders win first ever league game while wearing horrendous white kits.
There were so many things working against the Seattle Sounders before they took the field on Sunday. It wasn't just that Clint Dempsey was out, or that Nicolas Lodeiro went and got himself suspended for the match.
They were also playing their third game in nine days — including two on the road that took them the length of the West Coast.
At 2-1-2 since Dempsey missed his first game, Seattle already knows what they're doing.
News that Clint Dempsey will not play for the rest of 2016 is frightening. He has a significant issue with his heart. That is a major off-field problem that can only be addressed by medical doctors. What the Seattle Sounders have already figured out is how to play without their Designated Player - they've done alright.
Teams the United States should have no trouble beating: St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Teams the United States are conveniently playing today in 2018 World Cup qualifying and should therefore easily pick up three points against: St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
A unique scenario has unfolded, as three United States youth clubs filed a class action lawsuit on Friday against the MLS Players Union, as well as three current and former MLS players.
As reported byVice Sports, the Players Union, Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin and Michael Bradley are all involved in the lawsuit, which was initiated by youth clubs the Dallas Texans,Crossfire Premiere andSockers FC.
With the Copa America concluded, the focus once again turns towards league play. However, in the aftermath of this summer's major tournament, MLS is set to continuewith a very different landscape.
Familiar faces like Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones return to their respective clubs, while a newcomer, Tim Howard, is set to join a Colorado Rapids team pursuing elite status in the Western Conference.
Following a major scare, Clint Dempsey has returned to the practice field.
Dempsey returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since an Aug. 27 announcement that the forward was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat. The Sounders gained one point form the two matches that followed Dempsey's announcement.
Away trips in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying can be unusually tough. Travel to the smaller nations in the Caribbean is atypical for athletes used to large jets or custom buses. The fields, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines case a cricket field without adequate lights for night play, have odd patches, or turf, or other quirks.
Penning an open letter in the Players' Tribune, Alejandro Bedoya talks about two main subjects - respect and Clint Dempsey. They are intertwined in a lot of ways, because this is a United States soccer player on the day of their greatest match under the current coach. Argentina looms large. They are frighteningly good.