June 16, 2010 |
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.
September 16, 2014 |
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.
October 17, 2012 |
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.
May 26, 2010 |
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.
September 7, 2008 |
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.
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.
June 8, 2011 |
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.
June 5, 2016 |
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - There was little surprising in the United States' 2-0 loss to Colombia that opened the Copa América Centenario on Friday night. Faced with the powerful attacking threat posed by Colombian stars James Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado and Carlos Bacca, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann opted for conservatism. In the midfield, Jermaine Jones provided an extra layer of defensive steel alongside Michael Bradley. Clint Dempsey, whose natural role is a withdrawn forward, was asked to lead the line, with strikers Bobby Wood and Gyasi Zardes cast as wide men on either side of him. Young playmakers Darlington Nagbe and Hershey native Christian Pulisic, meanwhile, were left on the bench until the latter stages of the second half.
November 3, 2011 |
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.
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.