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June 16, 2010 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
IRENE, South Africa - Clint Dempsey speaks with a hip-hop twang, an accent born in Texas and molded through years of music-rap music, to be precise. Like his native state, he seems a straight shooter, a guy who will answer any question asked - as best he can, anyway. Take Tuesday for example: Dempsey spent half an hour explaining the U.S. team's 1-1 tie with England, his unlikely - and lucky - goal, his ability to produce goals in high-profile situations, and the pressure of Friday's match against Slovenia.
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September 16, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seattle Sounders forward and World Cup veteran Clint Dempsey said he has great respect for the Union and understands the challenge his team will face in the U.S. Open Cup championship Tuesday night at PPL Park in Chester. The Open Cup is open to all affiliated amateur and professional teams in the United States. The Union are aiming for their first championship of any kind in the five-year history of the team. Dempsey, the U.S. captain since May 2013, became the first American to score in three World Cups when he netted a goal 30 seconds into the June 16 match against Ghana.
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October 17, 2012 | Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Clint Dempsey scored twice as the United States rallied to beat Guatemala, 3-1, Tuesday night and reach the last round of continental qualifying for the World Cup. The Americans needed only a draw to advance to the six-team finals in North and Central America and the Caribbean qualifying.  
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May 26, 2010 | Associated Press
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - The Czech Republic exposed the United States' defensive deficiencies time and again, taking advantage of sloppy play in a 4-2 victory last night in the first of three World Cup warmup matches for the Americans. Maurice Edu and Herculez Gomez each got their first international goals on a night when the U.S. rested Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and several other regulars. Edu scored in the 17th minute. Gomez' second-half goal tied the game in the 65th minute.
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February 3, 2015
IN A LOT of ways, Major League Soccer has come full circle to what it was always intended to be. That is, a domestic professional league in which the American player could earn a living while honing his skills to help the United States raise its status in global soccer. The big difference is that with 2 decades of dedication, hard work, ups and downs, trials and errors, MLS has grown from a place that was the only real option for Americans to play professionally to one where many of the top U.S. players are returning as a preferred destination.
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September 7, 2008 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Clint Dempsey scored before halftime and the United States held on to beat Cuba, 1-0, in a sloppy and low-energy World Cup qualifier last night, their first match on the communist-run island since 1947. Half of the lights at rain-soaked Pedro Marrero Stadium went out in the 86th minute, causing a brief delay before the conclusion, during which Cuba nearly tied it off a free kick. But the U.S. team held on in the gloom to win its third straight road qualifier and take the lead in Group One with six points.
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May 6, 2011
Blackburn Rovers vs. West Ham United Saturday, 10 a.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3.com) The last-place Hammers need a win as they try to avoid Premier League relegation. AC Milan vs. AS Roma Saturday, 2:30 p.m.  (Fox Soccer Channel /ESPN3.com) Milan can clinch the Serie A title with a win. Los Angeles Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls Saturday, 11 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3.com) MLS finally gets its superstar showdown, with L.A.'s David Beckham and N.Y.'s Thierry Henry healthy and expected to play.
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June 8, 2011 | Associated Press
DETROIT - Jozy Altidore scored in the first half and set up Clint Dempsey's goal in the second, and the United States opened its Gold Cup schedule with a 2-0 win over Canada last night. The 21-year-old Altidore was playing his first game in a Gold Cup, which is the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. His goal in the 15th minute put the U.S. ahead, and Dempsey added one in the 62nd off a nice cross from Altidore. The U.S. bounced back after losing, 4-0, to World Cup champion Spain in an exhibition game Saturday.
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November 3, 2011 | Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - C.J. Sapong and Aurelien Collin scored in a cold, driving rainstorm Wednesday night, giving Sporting Kansas City a 2-0 victory over the injury-depleted Colorado Rapids and sending them on to the Eastern Conference final. Graham Zusi assisted on each of the goals for Sporting K.C., which beat Colorado, 2-0, on Sunday to open the two-game, aggregate-goal playoff. Sporting K.C. will play the Union or Houston Dynamo in the conference final Sunday at Livestrong Sporting Park.
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March 22, 2013
The Week in Soccer Bolivia at Colombia 4 p.m. Friday (beIN Sport) While World Cup host Brazil is automatically in, South America qualifying goes on. Colombia, with former Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón and defender Carlos Valdés, faces a Bolivian squad featuring Gremio star Marcelo Martins Moreno. Mexico at Honduras 5 p.m. Friday (Telemundo) Fresh off a victory over the United States in San Pedro Sula's raucous Estadio Olimpico, Honduras and Wigan ball hawk Roger Espinoza now look to beat Mexico and Manchester United striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernández a second straight time.
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July 27, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
If this was DaMarcus Beasley's final moment with the U.S. men's national soccer team, it isn't the way he wanted to go out. Beasley, who announced he was planning to retire from the national team, had his penalty kick blocked by Panama's Luis Mejia. That clinched the penalty kick shootout for Panama, 3-2, in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place game before 12,598 Saturday at PPL Park.   The teams had played to a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes.  "It is tough to lose like that, not just . . . because it could be my last game but because we didn't get the result we wanted," said Beasley, who has left the window open to return.
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February 3, 2015
IN A LOT of ways, Major League Soccer has come full circle to what it was always intended to be. That is, a domestic professional league in which the American player could earn a living while honing his skills to help the United States raise its status in global soccer. The big difference is that with 2 decades of dedication, hard work, ups and downs, trials and errors, MLS has grown from a place that was the only real option for Americans to play professionally to one where many of the top U.S. players are returning as a preferred destination.
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September 18, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
THE PATH to the biggest game in the Union's five-year existence began on a Tuesday in mid-June with a mildly attended game at PPL Park. An overtime win against the Union's minor league affiliate, it came exactly a week after Jim Curtin took the helm as interim manager of a struggling club. Ninety-one days later, a vastly improved Union team took the same pitch against the class of MLS, the Seattle Sounders. After more than 90 minutes of scintillating play, a winner was still yet to be determined.
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September 18, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
CONSIDERING the championship history of Philadelphia sports - or, rather, the relative lack thereof - the Union had to know that winning the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final was not going to be easy. In the end, the script became all too familiar - heartbreak as another team celebrated a championship at Philadelphia's expense. For more than 100 minutes, U.S. national team star Clint Dempsey had been relatively invisible. But like all great players, he needed only one moment to make his presence felt.
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September 18, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
A give-and-go between two explosive offensive players eventually put a dagger in the Union's impressive run in the U.S. Open Cup. Clint Dempsey converted a feed from Obafemi Martins in the 101st minute Tuesday night to break a 1-1 tie as the Seattle Sounders earned a 3-1 win in extra time in the U.S. Open Cup final at PPL Park. Seattle won its fourth Open Cup title, all since 2009. The Union were trying to win the first championship in their five-year existence. "I have never been proud of anything in my life that ended in a loss before, but this is the first time," said the Union's interim coach, Jim Curtin.
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September 16, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seattle Sounders forward and World Cup veteran Clint Dempsey said he has great respect for the Union and understands the challenge his team will face in the U.S. Open Cup championship Tuesday night at PPL Park in Chester. The Open Cup is open to all affiliated amateur and professional teams in the United States. The Union are aiming for their first championship of any kind in the five-year history of the team. Dempsey, the U.S. captain since May 2013, became the first American to score in three World Cups when he netted a goal 30 seconds into the June 16 match against Ghana.
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June 27, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
THE EXTREME CYNICS out there will say the United States sneaked in through the back door into the round of 16 of the 2014 World Cup. Those new to the sport might have been a bit confused by the celebrations that the USA's 1-0 loss to Germany yesterday generated among the American faithful - thousands who traveled to Brazil and millions who watched on television. Group play in a World Cup isn't about any single game. It is about a collective effort over the course of three matches.
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June 24, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Their pain poured for blocks down Broad Street. Their elation echoed north toward City Hall. As the United States men's soccer team battled Portugal to a 2-2 draw at the World Cup in Brazil on Sunday, Philadelphia soccer enthusiasts proved that at least for one night, on one Center City block, they could rival the world's most fervent sports fans. Neither rain nor a sluggish start for the Americans dampened the enthusiasm of the hundreds crowded in front of a big screen set up at the intersection 15th and Locust Streets, outside Fadó Irish Pub. Draped in red, white, and blue, they cheered, groaned, and drank in equal measure.
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June 18, 2014
IN THE DAYS leading up to the 2014 World Cup, United States midfielder Michael Bradley had talked about his team needing to suffer to get the positive results the players desired. Advancing out of Group G, one designated as a so-called Group of Death because of the presence of Germany, Portugal and Ghana, was always going to require an extraordinary effort for Team USA - an effort that would demand a push to the limits and then beyond. The United States national team suffered last night in the Brazil city of Natal in its World Cup opener.
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