Clint Dempsey has become a major attraction and one of the important players at Seattle Sounders since his summer move from Tottenham. One of the designated players in the squad, Dempsey is of huge value to Seattle Sounders.
This has led to manager Sigi Schmid requesting the US national team to opt against calling Dempsey for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The 30-year-old has missed the last two matches for the club due to a hamstring injury, but it looks likely that he will be called up by Jurgen Klinsmann for the next two World Cup qualifying matches.
Three Real Salt Lake players are expected to be part of the MLS all-star game on Wednesday. Real Salt Lake manager Jason Kreis, though, has revealed that he tried to get in touch with Kansas City manager Peter Vermes, but was unable to do so. Vermes will be in charge of the MLS all-star team for the match.
Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid has expressed in his happiness at being able to select striker Obafemi Martins once again for the next match.
The former Newcastle United striker was given a straight red card, which would have ruled him out of the match against Vancouver whitecaps. However, his red card was rescinded by an independent board after an appeal from Seattle Sounders. He is the designated player at the club and one of the most important as well.
Kevin Durr, who has been included as the supplementary draft selection for Seattle Sounders, has said that he is not sure about the future with Sigi Schmid's team. Durr is currently looking to get a professional contract with Seattle Sounders.
The 21-year-old, though, was recently made eligible for the Air Force. Over the last four years, he has been one of the impressive players in the Air Force youth academy. Even though he is not extremely confident that he will not be included as part of the January draft, he is hoping to be part of the Seattle Sounders team in the future.
The Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid has said that he is extremely satisfied with the performance of the team in the season that has just concluded. Seattle Sounders almost made it to the final of the play-offs only to be defeated by the eventual champions LA Galaxy. The Seattle Sounders manager has said that he is proud of that record this season because it is an improvement over last season. The team managed two victories and one draw as opposed to the one draw last season. However, he is still disappointed at the prospect of not playing in the final of the competition.
The midfielder of Seattle Sounders, Mario Martinez, has expressed his disappointment after not being included in the team for the MLS regular season match against FC Dallas on Sunday. Martinez wrote on his twitter account that he is disappointed not to be getting regular playing opportunities at Seattle Sounders. He also wrote that he has not been able to find out the appropriate reason of his exclusion from the team.
The midfielder of Seattle Sounders, Brad Evans, has been given the MLS player of the week award for his brilliant performance in the match against FC Dallas which was played at Century Link Field Seattle, Washington. Evans scored two goals in that match with the help of which Seattle won that match easily by 3-1.
Evans’ first goal came in the 32nd minute off a penalty kick. It was a flat shot by the American midfielder and the ball went like a tracer bullet straight into the right hand corner of the net. That was the first goal to be scored in the match.
The Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid has said that he would be extremely happy that he managed to convert some of the draws on the road into victories. If only we had Wayne Rooney...!
European champions Chelsea have begun their tour of the United States. They will be first playing Seattle Sounders in a friendly match. The coach of Seattle Sounders Sigi Schmid has said that he is extremely delighted at the way the tour has been organised by the officials.
In any summer Championships it is likely that a few players who we have never heard of make the grandest stage their own. So with that in mind we take a look back of some players who have done just that in tournaments past.
As we count down the days to Euro 2012 we band these players together to form our Unlikely Heroes XI…
Like most keepers, Ricardo is a little crazy. First he ripped off his gloves to save Darius Vassell's penalty in 2004, and then stepped up to slam home the winner to send Portugal in to the semi-finals.
Gary Neville (England)