MLS Features: Observations and overreactions from Week 1

MLS Features: Observations and overreactions from Week 1

The 19th season of Major League Soccer kicked off with a bang this past weekend.

MLS: Los Angeles 1, Seattle 1 (tie)

SEATTLE, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Robbie Keane scored late in the second half Sunday, salvaging a 1-1 tie for the Los Angeles Galaxy in a regular-season-ending game against Seattle.

MLS: Seattle 1, Los Angeles 1 (tie)

CARSON, Calif., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Juninho answered Eddie Johnson's early score with a free-kick goal just before halftime Saturday, and Los Angeles and Seattle battled to a 1-1 tie.

Eddie Johnson lifts U.S. over Mexico in World Cup qualifier

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Eddie Johnson scored the game's first goal in the 49th minute Tuesday and the United States went on to best Mexico 2-0 in a CONCACAF World Cup qualifying game.

MLS: Seattle 1, Chivas USA 0

SEATTLE, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Lamar Neagle scored in the 24th minute Wednesday and Seattle overcame the absence of key players to defeat Chivas USA 1-0.

MLS: Seattle 1, Portland 0

SEATTLE, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Eddie Johnson scored the only goal Sunday in Seattle's 1-0 win over Portland, with a huge crowd on hand to see Clint Dempsey's home debut with the Sounders.

MLS: Toronto FC 2, Seattle 1

TORONTO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jonathan Osorio's goal in the first minute of the second half Saturday provided the difference in Toronto FC's 2-1 win over Seattle.

U.S. wins World Cup qualifier in the snow

COMMERCE CITY, Colo., March 23 (UPI) -- Clint Dempsey scored in the 10th minute Friday and the United States pulled off a snowy 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Costa Rica.

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Americans lose World Cup qualifying opener

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Boniek Garcia seized on a defensive lapse Wednesday to score in the 79th minute and bring Honduras a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the United States.

USA loses World Cup qualifier in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Luton Shelton scored on a 25-yard free kick in the 62nd minute Friday, giving Jamaica a 2-1 win over the United States in a World Cup qualifier.

USA wins in World Cup qualifying opener

TAMPA, Fla., June 8 (UPI) -- Herculez Gomez's game-clinching goal in the 72nd minute Friday sent the United States to a 3-1 win over Antigua and Barbuda in its World Cup qualifying opener.

U.S. posts first soccer win over Italy

GENOA, Italy, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Clint Dempsey scored the game's lone goal in the 55th minute Wednesday to give the United States its first win ever over Italy.

U.S. reaches Gold Cup final

HOUSTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Clint Dempsey scored the game's only goal Wednesday, putting the United States into the Gold Cup final with a 1-0 win over Panama.

WORLD CUP: U.S. 1, England 1 (tie)

RUSTENBURG, South Africa, June 12 (UPI) -- Clint Dempsey's goal on a misplay by England goalie Rob Green Saturday enabled the United States to a forge a 1-1 tie in World Cup Group C play.
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† Appearances (Goals).

Clinton Drew "Clint" Dempsey (born March 9, 1983) is an American soccer player who plays for Fulham and for the United States national team. A versatile attacking midfielder player known for his ball skills, he can be also used on either wing or as a striker.

He is the second American to score goals in two different FIFA World Cup finals tournaments, in 2006 and 2010, and has the record for the highest number of goals in a single season for an American in the Premier League; as well as the record for Fulham's career Premier League scoring leader.

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