Tag: Clint Dempsey

MLS Western Conference Finals Preview – LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders

The LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders have been bitter rivals since Seattle was introduced as the leagues newest expansion team in 2007. The Sounders immediately made it known they wanted to be the biggest and most successful soccer team in North America, a designation the Galaxy had adopted when they brought in Landon Donovan and David Beckham and became a legitimate topic of discussion in sports circles around America. The rivalry will add another chapter November 23rd when the two sides meet in the Western Conference Finals 1st leg in Los Angeles. The Galaxy crushed Real Salt Lake in their Semi-Final series, ... Read more

FC Dallas’ Season Ended By Seattle Sounders; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders on Monday night was just what the doctor ordered after a weekend of relative blowouts in the other three MLS Playoff Conference Semifinals. If 0-0 draws can be considered classics, the Dallas and Sounders clash surely must qualify with its frantic pace, controversial calls (or non-calls depending on who you ask), and almost-goals. Despite winning the Supporter’s Shield, it was by no means a done deal that Seattle would edge out FC Dallas (despite the foregone conclusion Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman seemed to have already made during ESPN’s broadcast of Sunday night’s other Western ... Read more

Clint Dempsey Reportedly Chased By Aston Villa, QPR And Stoke City For Loan Spell

Seattle Sounders star Clint Dempsey is believed to be on his way back to the Premier League for a loan spell during the off-season in the MLS, according to a report published by the Mirror Online, The clubs in question, believed to be interested in bringing the American playmaker into their respective squads, are thought to be Queens Park Rangers, Aston Villa and Stoke City. With both QPR and Aston Villa really struggling to stand out creatively at the moment, it is unsurprising that a player of Dempsey’s quality is being linked with a move. Dempsey is one of the ... Read more

3 Reasons the Sounders Will Win the 2014 Supporters’ Shield

The Seattle Sounders, after their brilliant comeback in Los Angeles last weekend to earn a 2-2 draw with the Galaxy, need only a draw to win the Supporters’ Shield this Saturday (live on NBC at 2:30pm ET). It’s a been a long, arduous journey for the Sounders, and they’ve already added one trophy to their cabinet this season. But the club is far from perfect; too many mistakes have come back to haunt them, leaving it to the last match of the season to decide their Supporters’ Shield fate. Here are 3 reasons why the Sounders will produce a result this ... Read more

Recount Of The Drama That Unfolded At The US Open Cup Final

Many know that while I am a huge soccer fan and a fan of my local Philadelphia Union, I am not a fan of MLS at all. While the quality of play leaves a lot to be desired, my main complaint with the league is the way it (for me) sucks the soul out of the game, with all of its complex rules for signing players, parity mechanisms such as player lotteries and drafts, as well as the fact that many games mean really nothing at all since over half the teams make the play-offs and there is no relegation. ... Read more

Top 10 Goals of the MLS Season So Far

  As the MLS regular season winds down and the playoffs loom closer on the horizon, let’s look back at some of the incredible goals already scored in the league thus far. It’s a testament to the league’s growth that players of the quality to score goals like these have moved to MLS in recent years, many of them worthy of “best of” lists that include the world’s top leagues. 10. Clint Dempsey vs. FC Dallas   9. Sebastian Fernandez vs. New York Red Bulls     8. Robbie Keane vs. Chivas USA     7. Jack McInerney vs. Houston ... Read more

USMNT Who’s Who: September 2014 Camp

Due to a variety of factors, United States men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has had to dig deep into the ranks of Europe-based US national team players or potential players. Major League Soccer’s odd and controversial schedule meant that they don’t honor FIFA international breaks for friendly matches, and therefore are unlikely to release key players during such a crucial point in the season. Klinsmann has had his say on this matter, but in effect his hands are tied and he has taken the opportunity to call up many lesser known youngsters based in Europe. It’s unfortunate that the ... Read more

Jermaine Jones’ MLS Introduction Could Land New England Trophy Success

When you think of the high-profile American internationals that have come home to Major League Soccer in the last two years, Jermaine Jones doesn’t quite fit the model. Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Ricardo Clark, and Damarcus Beasley all had their beginnings in MLS before plying their trade overseas. But this is Jones’ first foray in MLS, and the process for his dispersal within the league already made for big drama. Jones actually fits into the model for many MLS (and old NASL) transfers – older players who are looking for another good contract or two, cashing in on ... Read more