Dempsey Expected To Play In U.S

After the match against the champions Chelsea this Saturday, Sounder Dempsey’s loan with English Premier League’s Fulham is ending. Nevertheless, he still has time returning back home to Sounders with another stop to go.

Jurgen Klinsmann, coach of the U. S National team has asked Dempsey to participate for a friendly match versus Ukraine on Wednesday. This game will be hosted in Cyprus courtesy the political condition of Ukraine. In fact, Sounders will be the sole MLS team to be affected before the opening weekend since just 2 of the players were picked for Klinsmann’s twenty four man list consisting of European players. Besides him, Michael Bradley was also called up for the match.

It is expected that Clint Dempsey will be available again to the Seattle Sounders during their opening match versus Sporting Kansas City on 8th March, but most likely he is going to be off the bench. Sounder’s coach Sigi Schmid said that Clint’s role in the team will be affected by how he plays in the upcoming two matches. Schmid added saying that Dempsy is expected to be in the U.S this Thursday; nevertheless it’s an entire day of flying to get back.

He insisted that they have to wait and watch how Dempsy feels as one thing that they don’t want is to overburden him or injure him as they are quite a number of important games ahead.

It was announced this Thursday by the Sounders that start up time for their friendly match versus English Premier League’s Tottenham on 19th July will be at 1 in the afternoon. ESPN2 will be broadcasting the match live. The tickets for the match will be available for purchasing since 24th of March; however can be purchased before as well as 6 game package being available in the market from 8th march.


Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid has said that he will be taking a look at striker Clint Dempsey in the next few days in order to determine whether he will be playing in the match against New York Red Bulls during the weekend. The former Tottenham and Fulham striker is one of the high profile players in the Seattle Sounders squad. A victory for Seattle against New York Red Bulls will most probably confirm their domination and tilt towards the title. They already have a substantial lead over second placed Real Salt Lake going into the weekend.

Even more impressive is the fact that they also have two games in hand over the second-placed team, which effectively would mean a six-point addition to the current advantage if they managed to win these matches. Seattle Sounders could only manage a 1-1 draw with LA Galaxy during the weekend. They will be hoping to return to winning ways with this match. Prior to the LA Galaxy match, they were on a winning run of five consecutive matches. It has largely been responsible for the lead they have opened in the table.

New York Red Bulls have also been doing extremely well in recent times, and this match will represent a top of the table clash.

“He’s OK, he’s doing much better. We’ll see how he comes along and see how he reacts in these next few days. He didn’t do that much with us. Obviously it’s something that, either from the wear and tear of the national team, playing those games in rapid succession, maybe coming back and taking a wrong step at training. It’s hard to tell,” said the manager. “We’re getting close to 100 percent healthy. I think it will still be a week or two before we find ourselves with that choice lineup,” said Evans.