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USA vs. Mexico preview: North America rivals meet in Hex opener

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The final round of World Cup qualifying is set to begin with a bang with USA against Mexico, one of the biggest rivalries in this hemisphere.

Every game between these two nations is gripping and intense. But with a good start to the final qualifying round at stake, this should be even better than previous meetings.

USA vs. Mexico preview: North America rivals meet in Hex opener

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The final round of World Cup qualifying is set to begin with a bang with USA against Mexico, one of the biggest rivalries in this hemisphere.

Every game between these two nations is gripping and intense. But with a good start to the final qualifying round at stake, this should be even better than previous meetings.

United States at St. Vincent and the Grenadines World Cup Qualifying, recap: Americans dominate in 6-nil rout

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Pulisic launches his hype-train into space.

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.

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MLSPU files for dismissal of youth club lawsuit

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The saga of youth clubs attempting to secure compensation for the training of future professionals took another twist after a dismissal motion was filed by the MLS Players Union.

The MLSPU has filed a claim requesting that the lawsuit, centering around the youth clubs of U.S. Men's National Team stars Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, and DeAndre Yedlin, be thrown out due to a lack of personal jurisdiction of the U.

United States vs. St. Vincent & Grenadines: Game time, TV schedule, and live stream for 2018 World Cup qualifying

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The road to the Hex continues for the USMNT

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.

Jordan Morris

Union bits, more news

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Pontius on having a healthy season. Fan vote open for Union Player of the Year.

Jordan Morris earns a USMNT call to play Mexico

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US-Mexico face off on November 11th, Jordan will be the lone Sounder on the roster this time.

MLS is giving clubs a week off between the conference semis and conference finals with FIFA holding World Cup qualifiers. Jordan Morris will join the list of players representing their national teams as non-US internationals Joevin Jones, Roman Torres, Nelson Valdez, Oniel Fisher, Damion Lowe and Nicholas Lodeiro received call-ups already.

USMNT vs. Cuba International Friendly: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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Jordan Morris and the US men's national team heads to Cuba for a historic international friendly. This is your Sounder at Heart preview, gamethread and how to watch.

The last time the USMNT played in Cuba was 2008. Newly appointed Swansea City manager Bob Bradley was the coach and Clint Dempsey scored the only goal in a 1-0 win in World Cup Qualifying.

Jurgen Klinsmann sees "so much upside" in Jordan Morris

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USMNT manager also expects to have Clint Dempsey back for January camp.

With all the deserved hype surrounding Cristian Pulisic these days, it's almost tempting to forget that at this time last year most of that praise was being heaped upon Jordan Morris' potential.

It's not that Morris' play given much cause to lessen expectations, but he does seem to have been surpassed as the United States Soccer Savior.

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Clint Dempsey, wife dressed as Super Mario characters for Halloween

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Glad to see the Dempseys appeared to enjoy the holiday.

We haven't really seen or heard much from Clint Dempsey since it was revealed he had an irregular heartbeat a couple months ago, aside from some shots of him watching games at CenturyLink Field.

This hardly qualifies as anything like an update, but it is good to see him and his wife having fun for Halloween.

Dempsey returns to practice after missing time with irregular heartbeat

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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.

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Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas: News, injury updates, highlights, analysis

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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.

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

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"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.

Major Link Soccer: Tata is coming to America

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Big Sam and his awesome sham, Champions League roundup, and Goals of the Week

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"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.

Sounders rule out Dempsey to focus on 2017 return

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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.

With Clint Dempsey sidelined, Sounders face a less certain future

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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.

Clint Dempsey out for rest of season due to irregular heartbeat

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Clint Dempsey's 2016 season has come to an end.

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.

Seattle Sounders at LA Galaxy: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match twenty-nine

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At 1 PM ESPN starts their coverage, but you can get local radio at 12:30 on 107.7 The End or El Rey 1360.

Losing to the LA Galaxy will not break the Seattle Sounders season. Beating them will not make the Sounders season, though it will give a huge morale boost for the fans, players and staff.

Some Soccer News for Sep 21, 2016

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Dempsey misses pair of Sounders training sessions

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Clint Dempsey made his return to the practice field last week, but the Seattle Sounders star was absent once again for the team's most recent training sessions.

The forward did not train with the Sounderson Monday or Tuesday. Dempsey's absence comes just days after the forward returned to the team after undergoinga procedure for an irregular heartbeat.

Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match twenty-eight

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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.

Brad Evans a “slim possibility” against Vancouver

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Joevin Jones and Jordan Morris are a little "dinged up" but Schmetzer expects them to start against the Whitecaps.

The Seattle Sounders go into this weekend's home match against the Vancouver Whitecaps having played 27 matches so far this season, so it's no surprise the team is a little banged up.

Could this photo indicate Clint Dempsey is nearing a return?

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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.

Seattle Sounders at San Jose Earthquakes: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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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.

Is no news bad news for Clint Dempsey’s availability?

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There's still nothing like a timetable being given for Dempsey's return from irregular heartbeat.

It has now been nearly two weeks since the Seattle Sounders first revealed that Clint Dempsey was undergoing tests for an irregular heartbeat, and his status remains as unclear as ever.

There had been at least some hope that Dempsey might be back in time for the Sounders' game against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

Clint Dempsey undergoing evaluations for irregular heartbeat

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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.

Sigi Schmid speaks on Sounders departure, Dempsey relationship

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Several weeks after seeing his tenure with the Seattle Sounders come to an end, Sigi Schmid has addressed his departure from the club.

The long-time Sounders manager talked to ESPNabout his relationship with players for the first time since his release from the club last month, particularly relating to star striker Clint Dempsey.

Dempsey, Roldán destruyen a los Timbers

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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 .

Dempsey brace pushes Sounders past Timbers

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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.

Dempsey hat-trick paces Sounders against Orlando City

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Even though it was the home side that got out to the faster start on Sunday night, the Seattle Sounders found their second away win of the season at Camping World Stadium.

The Sounders picked up their first victory since head coach Sigi Schmid's exit, defeating Orlando City SC, 3-1, behind a Clint Dempsey hat-trick.

Following red card, Schmid says Dempsey is targeted by opposition

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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.

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Brian Schmetzer is rendering talk of curses obsolete

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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.

Sounders can win without Dempsey, because they already have

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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.

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Swiss report says Barnetta asks for time to consider contract extension, notes from Curtin’s presser, more

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Will Barnetta re-sign with the Union or rejoin his first club in Switzerland? Carroll available for game in Portland and other Union news. More.

Bedoya gets USMNT call up, recaps and reaction to win over KC. league results, more

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Bedoya called up by USMNT. Recaps and reaction to Union's win over KC. Alberg! League results wrap. More news.

Union sign Jones as Homegrown, locals at US Youth Soccer championships, more

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Jones first homegrown to to take "Path to the Pros" through Union Academy, Bethlehem, to the Union. Other Union news and more.

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Warmin' up the tube

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Let's all get set for the big game. - Greg Seltzer

Major Link Soccer - Pulisic Makes Champions League Debut

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Dempsey returns to practice, Pulisic earns and assist, and Megan Rapinoe considers her protest options.

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The big news of the day for Seattle was of course that Clint Dempsey is back in training.

We also have fan post from our community with conjecture about the possible diagnosis.

Sounders ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Clint Dempsey’s return

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Sounders Designated Player has been cleared to train, but not to play.

Clint Dempsey returned to Seattle Sounders training on Wednesday, but when he'll actually be able to play in a match is still an open question.

"He's had a procedure to address some of the issues associated with that," Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey told reporters after Dempsey's first training session.