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USA Men's 40: Dempsey is on fire for streaking Sounders
by Paul Kennedy, August 6th, 2017 8:12PM
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TAGS:  americans abroad, clint dempsey, mexico, mls


Clint Dempsey  ignited the Seattle Sounders attack with two goals and one assist to lead the defending MLS champs to a 4-0 win at Minnesota United that extended their unbeaten streak to seven games with three straight shutout wins.

In his last four matches for the Sounders, Dempsey has scored five goals and two assists to up his totals to nine goals and three assists in 18 games.

In Mexico, it was more bad news for the trio Paul Arriola, Joe Corona and Omar Gonzalez, who all started but saw their clubs lose for the third time in three games. Jorge Villafana was on the bench for Santos' 1-1 tie at Morelia.

In Europe, the preseason is winding down for most top-level leagues. Timmy Chandler scored for Eintracht Frankfurt in the 3-0 win over Real Betis.

Of concern, DeAndre Yedlin has picked up a hamstring injury and missed Newcastle United's final preseason match against Hellas Verona. He could be out 2-3 weeks. And of the other outside backs -- five in all -- who started for the USA in June or July, only Justin Morrow played over the weekend.

Reminder: The USA opens camp for the next qualifier, against Costa Rica, in three weeks.

Tally (40 Players):
32 Played
31 Started
1 Subbed in
4 on bench
3 didn't dress
3 Scored

USA 40:
Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), on bench, 1-3 at Philadelphia Union
Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC), 90 minutes, 1-1 at Sporting KC
Bill Hamid (D.C. United), 90 minutes, 1-1 vs. Toronto FC
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge), 90 minutes, 3-1 vs. Eupen
Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), 90 minutes, 2-2 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
Sean Johnson (New York City FC), 90 minutes, 3-2 vs. NY Red Bulls

DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), did not dress, 0-0 at Real Salt Lake
Matt Besler (Sporting KC), 90 minutes, 1-1 vs. Atlanta United
John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER), 90 minutes, 0-2 vs. Fiorentina (preseason)
Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG), 90 minutes, 2-1 at RB Leipzig (preseason)
Timmy Chandler (Ein. Frankfurt/GER), 65 minutes, 1 goal, 3-0 vs. Real Betis (preseason)
Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca, MEX), 90 minutes, 2-3 at Lobos BUAP
Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), 90 minutes, 1-3 at Philadelphia Union
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest, ENG 2), on bench, 1-0 vs. Millwall
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, NED), on bench, 1-1 at Feyenoord (2-4 on PKs) (Dutch Super Cup)
Justin Morrow (Toronto FC), 90 minutes, 1-1 at D.C. United
Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG 2), 90 minutes, 1-1 vs. Norwich City
Jorge Villafana (Santos Laguna, MEX), on bench, 1-1 at Morelia
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG), did not dress (injured), 2-0 vs. Hellas Verona (preseason)
Graham Zusi (Sporting KC), on bench, 1-1 vs. Atlanta United

Paul Arriola (Tijuana, MEX), 90 minutes, 1 yellow card, 0-3 vs. Monterrey
Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), 90 minutes, 3-1 vs. FC Dallas
Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), 90 minutes, 1-1 at D.C. United
Joe Corona (Tijuana, MEX), 60 minutes, 3-0 vs. Monterrey
Fabian Johnson (Bor. Moenchengladbach/GER), sub-25 minutes, 1-2 at Leicester City (preseason)
Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), 71 minutes, 4-1 vs. New England Revolution
Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), 90 minutes, 3-1 vs. LA Galaxy
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), on bench, 1-3 at Philadelphia Union
Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union), 90 minutes, 3-1 vs. FC Dallas
Christian Pulisic (Bor. Dortmund, GER), 89 minutes, 1 goal, 2-2 vs. Bayern Munich (4-5 on PKs) (German Super Cup)
Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), 90 minutes, 4-0 at Minnesota United
Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution), 90 minutes, 1-4 at Chicago Fire
Kenny Saief (Gent, BEL), 0-1 vs. Antwerp, did not dress (injured),
Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), 90 minutes, 1-3 at Portland Timbers

Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), 78 minutes, 1-4 at Chicago Fire
Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), 90 minutes, 1-1 at D.C. United
Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), 90 minutes, 2 goals, 1 assist, 4-0 at Minnesota United
Postgame: Interview
Dom Dwyer (Orlando City), 72 minutes, 1-2 at Montreal Impact
Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), 75 minutes, 4-0 at Minnesota United
Bobby Wood (Hamburg/GER), 68 minutes 1-1 vs. Espanyol (preseason)

  1. Brian Kraft
    commented on: August 7, 2017 at 2:20 p.m.
    I like the new 40 format, thank you. More wheat, less chaff.
  1. Joe Goss
    commented on: August 7, 2017 at 2:35 p.m.
    Jordan Morris also scored in the Seattle/Minnesota match:
  1. Matt D
    commented on: August 8, 2017 at 12:54 p.m.
    Agree with Brian, love the new summary Paul! Quick, easy way to keep up!

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