Dempsey to train

Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey have received medical clearance that allows him to train normally with his team.

The player had to end his season prematurely last year as he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.

Seattle Sounders did not want to take any risk with the player and allowed him to take time off from the team and focus on his treatment.

However, the player has now received medical approval to train again with the team as it appears that his heartbeat has returned to normal.

Clint Dempsey has returned to the first team since Tuesday and has even taken part in the preseason training.

The forward said that he is excited to be part of the team ahead of the new season and that he is looking forward to having a great campaign. Continue reading “Dempsey to train”

Schmetzer Reflects on the First MLS Cup Victory for Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders managed to finally win the MLS Cup, something which has eluded them for quite a while.

This was the first MLS Cup title for the club, although they have won several trophies like the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and Supporters’ Shield in the last 10 years. However, not many affected the club to win the title especially in the campaign when long-serving coach SigiSchmid departed to be replaced by Brian Schmetzer. The 54-year-old was appointed in August 2016 and it did not look like Seattle Sounderswould in the campaign in a successful manner.

It has not been the case, as a penalty shootout victory over Toronto FC helped the club lift the title for the first time. It was one of the dullest finals in the MLS Cup history, as both teams failed to score in 120 minutes of action. It was also the first time such an event has occurred. Continue reading “Schmetzer Reflects on the First MLS Cup Victory for Seattle Sounders”

Dempsey out for the season

Seattle Sounders director Garth Lagerwey has stated that Clint Dempsey will be out for the rest of the season because of health issues.

This statement has put an end to speculations that the player could be back before the end of the year.

Garth Lagerwey confirms that Clint Dempsey has a health condition that they have been monitoring for some months now. Tests have shown that the forward has an irregular heartbeat that needs to be addressed now before it turns into a dangerous condition.

Garth Lagerwey said that Seattle Sounders still believe that the player will be back in the team next year. However, he added that they would not be putting any pressure on the player as his health is more important that the club. He admitted that it would be a big loss for the team but at the moment they need to focus on the treatment and ensure that there is no danger to the player’s health.
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Morris could have helped USA team

Seattle Sounders manager SigiSchmid has stated that Jordan Morris could have been helpful to the United States soccer team in the Copa America.

Indeed with Bobby Wood suspended, the US manager brought in Chris Wondolowski as the replacement and SigiSchmid believes that Jordan Morris would have been more helpful in the team.

There were many United States fans who questioned the selection of Chris Wondolowski ahead of Jordan Morris. They believe that the Seattle Sounders is a player that is currently in form and would have proved to be more valuable at the Copa America Centenario.

SigiSchmid stated that Jordan Morris would have definitely helped the US team at the Copa when Bobby Wood was suspended. For him, it would have been a like-for-like replacement, and it would not have affected the US game. He said that Morris has the necessary skills, determination, and aggressiveness to help any team win a game.

He believes that the suspension of Bobby Wood has affected the US team at the Copa America and if the US coach had chosen to select Jordan Morris it would have been more beneficial for the team as he plays a similar game to Bobby Wood.
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Seattle Sounders international players expected to be back in good shape

SigiSchmid, the Seattle Sounders coach, has indicated that he expects to have all his players fit when they will be facing Montreal Impact on Saturday.

There were several players that were out on international duties from the team. Clint Dempsey, Tyler Miller and Jordan Morris were out representing the United States; Joevin Jones represented his team Trinidad and Tobago while Oalex Anderson was out representing St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

All the international players were expected to be back by Thursday evening. Dempsey as well as Morris was already present for the Thursday morning session. Each one of them had a personalized training program because of their different roles and travels they had during the international break. Clint Dempsey trained inside while Morris was made to follow a lighter training program to help him recover quickly.

Anderson and Jones were expected to be back in the evening. On the injury front, only Jones is reportedly suffering from an ankle injury and SigiSchmid indicated that he will be assessed when he is back in training.

Morris, who was out with the United States under-23 team playing in the Olympics qualifiers, has returned to Seattle Sounders disappointed following the United States defeat 2-1 against Colombia. Continue reading “Seattle Sounders international players expected to be back in good shape”

After 2 years with Sounders, Pappa was transferred to Colorado Rapids

The Guatemalan midfielder Marco Papa had to be offloaded in order for a cash injection. During his time in the Major League Soccer club, he managed to find the back of the net on 9 ocassions and provide 11 assists, all of which were completed in 49 season appearances after he joined Seattle Sounders before the initiation of the 2014 campaign.

This transfer was completed on December 15 and it’s a deal that Colorado Rapids was in need to complete as the MLS club finished in the bottom spot of the Western Conference in 2015 and they need to sign some reinforcements in order to improve the squad which has been noticeably struggling in recent times.

Marco Pappa is a huge signing for Colorado Rapids as the Guatemalan midfielder is a player who is able to not only score goals but also provide plenty assists and he has also shown his worth in the big stage as he scored both goals which helped Seattle Sounders in their final match against Los Angeles Galaxy and Sounders ultimately came out on top with the victory as they secured the Supporters Shield of that year. Continue reading “After 2 years with Sounders, Pappa was transferred to Colorado Rapids”