[MLS: The USA 20]Clint Dempsey, who had five goals in his last two games for Seattle, did not score against Chivas USA but he had assists on both goals, by Lamar Neagle and Obafemi Martins, as the Sounders rallied to beat Chivas USA, 2-1, and move into second place in the Western Conference.
Dempsey's totals for the season now are six goals and three assists in seven games. Of the last eight Seattle goals, Deuce has scored five, assisted on two and put the ball into the middle of the area for an own goal against FC Dallas on the other goal.
Seattle had a blunder by Dan Kennedy to thank for the first goal as the Chivas USA keeper failed to control a free kick played into the area and Dempsey played the loose ball to Neagle for an easy goal.
The second goal was something different as Dempsey and Martins teamed up for a nifty goal Martins scored by chipping Kennedy after being fed by Dempsey.
Of the 20 U.S. World Cup hopefuls in MLS -- the 19 called in for the Mexico, plus Brad Evans -- 17 played on Saturday.
Evans, a second-half sub, saw his first minutes for Seattle since injuring his calf in the second game of the season.Brad Davis and Bill Hamid did not dress, while Luis Gil dressed for Real Salt Lake but did not play in its 1-0 win at Portland. He is scheduled to join the U.S. U-21 camp in Carson, Calif., on Sunday.
The USA 20:
M Kyle Beckerman (90 minutes), Real Salt Lake, 1-0 vs. Portland
D Tony Beltran (90 minutes), Real Salt Lake, 1-0 vs. Portland
D Matt Besler(90 minutes), Sporting KC, 4-0 vs. Montreal
M Michael Bradley (90 minutes), Toronto FC, at FC Dallas
M Brad Davis (did not dress), Houston, 0-0 at Philadelphia
F Clint Dempsey (90 minutes, 2 assists), Seattle, 2-1 at Chivas USA
M Landon Donovan (90 minutes, LA Galaxy, 2-2 at Vancouver
M Maurice Edu (90 minutes), Philadelphia, 0-0 vs. Houston
D Brad Evans (sub: 24 minutes), Seattle, at Chivas USA
M Luis Gil (on bench), Real Salt Lake, 1-0 vs. Portland
D Omar Gonzalez (90 minutes, LA Galaxy, 2-2 at Vancouver
D Clarence Goodson (90 minutes), San Jose, 0-0 at Colorado
GK Bill Hamid (did not dress), D.C. United, 1-1 at Columbus
F Eddie Johnson (74 minutes), D.C. United, 1-1 at Columbus
GK Sean Johnson (90 minutes), Chicago, 1-1 vs. New England
D Michael Parkhurst(90 minutes), Columbus, 1-1 vs. D.C. United
GK Nick Rimando (90 minutes), Real Salt Lake, 1-0 vs. Portland
F Chris Wondolowski(90 minutes), San Jose, 0-0 at Colorado
D DeAndre Yedlin (90 minutes), Seattle, 2-1 at Chivas USA
M Graham Zusi(90 minutes, 1 assist), Sporting KC, 4-0 vs. Montreal