Clint Dempsey Interview: Star Talks to B/R About MLS All-Stars vs. Bayern Munich

Clint Dempsey, the captain of both the USMNT and the Seattle Sounders, took some time out of his hectic schedule to talk with Bleacher Report about the forthcoming MLS All-Star game against Bavaria's finest, Bayern Munich. The game at Portland Timbers' Providence Park ground on Wednesday, August 6, kicks off 6:30 p.m. PT (9:30 p.m. ET/2:30 a.m. BST) and promises to showcase the best talent that MLS has to offer, with the Bundesliga champions providing genuine high-quality opposition. Dempsey was an easy "Fans XI" pick for the All-Star squad after a stunning start to the Sounders MLS season—where they sit proudly atop the Western Conference—and a successful World Cup campaign which really engaged the U.S. footballing public. It's the third time the 31-year-old Texan has been selected, after his appearances in 2005 and 2006, and clearly a prospect he is relishing: B/R: The first All-Star games in the mid-90s were generally "East v West" type affairs. Since then, various European sides have been invited, but does having Bayern Munich in opposition represent a pinnacle for this fixture and if so, why? CD: I mean it’s exciting for the fans, to have a game with the quality of players that will be on the pitch, especially ...
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Pictures of David Beckham’s Proposed Miami Stadium Released

The first pictures of David Beckham's proposed Miami football stadium have been released. Speculation has been rife as to where in the city the stadium would be placed, and the latest image would appear to suggest a port location, per MailOnline Sport's Twitter account: At 25,000 seats, it would be the third-largest football stadium in the MLS, per Charlie Skillen of the Daily Mail, and with Beckham rumoured—per The Sun via Metro—to want to bring the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo to the league, he is sure to fill it. According to Andres Viglucci and Patricia Mazzei of the Miami Herald, the design of the stadium would be "European" in style with steep banks of seats bringing patrons much closer to the action, and it will ensure a fantastic view of the pitch from every seat. An undulating roof will also allow wonderful vistas of the city from the port area, which would normally only be available to those sat in their yachts. The proposed area around the stadium would undergo a massive regeneration with shops, a plaza, a nightclub and other establishments all bringing new life to a tired and worn-out area of the city. There's certainly a buzz about the choice of a port location and it sits well ...
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