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”
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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Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer says that he is keen on the team getting some confidence before the start of the MLS play-offs.
He has also set a target of winning the MLS Cup this season. The club failed to secure a place in the play-offs of the 2016 MLS Cup in the last two weeks. However, they have a chance to confirm their position with the victory against Real Salt Lake this weekend.Schmetzer replaced Sigi Schmid a few months ago and he has a major job on his hands as far as matching the parts of the former coach.
Schmid is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in the MLS. A proper start forSchmetzer would be winning the MLS Cup in his first season at the club. It will not be easy going by the club’s form in the MLS, although it has been improving in the last few weeks. A run of four consecutive victories in September helped them cement a place closer to the top four. As a result, Seattle Sounders remain in with a chance of reaching the MLS play-offs. After having failed to win in the last two games, it would be difficult for Seattle Sounders to make an impact in the Real Salt Lake match straight away but it would be their motivation.
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Seattle Sounders continue their recent improvement by beating Real Salt Lake by 2-1.
This is clearly an improvement from a side that has the unwanted record of having lost the most games in the MLS. Against a side that had the possibility to move into the third place of the table, Seattle Sounders did exceptionally well to win the game.
Seattle Sounders manage to dominate the game from the start to the end. Indeed, they ended the game by having twice as much shot on target than their opponents. Indeed they manage to shoot 18 times on target compared to the 9 by their opponent.
Seattle Sounders opened the scoring in the 24th minute after a great start to the game. They did not allow Real Salt Lake a lot of time on the table, and they pressed them high on the pitch. They will be rewarded with a second goal in the 37th minute to make the score 2-0. The first goal was scored by the Uruguay player Lodeiro who showed his quality on a long shot. Continue reading “Seattle Sounders beat Real Salt Lake 2-1”
The United States Soccer Federation asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the dismissal of wage discrimination complains that was raised by the national women team.
The Soccer Federation was mentioned in the complaint filed in March this year by five female players of the national squad that won the World Cup.
The players complained that the earnings of the male counterpart of the national team were four times more than theirs. The USSF responded via a statement it sent to the Chicago office of the EEOC by Latham & Watkins, which is the law firm representing the federation. The statement read that there is no evidence that the body was acting with any sort of discriminatory motive or is in violation of the law.
The letter that was sent contained detailed financial information regarding the team’s compensation structure. The statement read:
“The suggestion that US Soccer has been anything other than strongly suporrtive of the WNT is deeply disappointing and inaccurate.”
The EEOC compliant came after the federation filed a lawsuit against the players’ union in an attempt to establish it has a contract with the soccer players association that was set to run till the 31st of December this year. On the other hand, the union maintains that the memorandum of understanding agreed to in March 2013 can be called off when dim fit. Continue reading “USA SOCCER ASKS EEOC FOR COMPLAINT DISMISSAL”
So far during the 2016 season of the MLS, the Seattle Sounders have played 9 league matches and sustained 4 defeats while also managing to clinch 4 victories.
It clearly has not been the best start of a season that the American club has experienced but SigiSchmid and his squad is slowly getting back on track as they won their 2nd successive league game after defeating San Jose on May 8.
During the 5 opening matches of the season of Seattle Sounders, they lost 3 of those games but the head coach of the team identified a more recent defeat as the most important one of this season so far as the 63 year old coach stated that the defeat against Colorado Rapids was a game that his team should learn from and use it as a stepping stone instead of a morale booster.
Seattle Sounders locked horns with Colorado Rapids on April 24 and even though the team of SigiSchmid had the upper hand in possession with 57%, they couldn’t capitalize on it and according to Schmid, he stated that his own team lost against themselves instead of their actual opponents. Continue reading “SigiSchmid identifies his loss against Colorado Rapids as a special one”