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Clint Dempsey opened the scoring in Tuesday’s CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal between the Seattle Sounders and Mexico’s Club América with this prodigious free kick:

Dempsey added a second goal to his tally, but América got two of their own, and the match ended in a 2-2 draw. That likely spells doom for the Sounders, who will have to travel down to Mexico City in a week and beat América in the fearsome Estadio Azteca. That’s a difficult enough task, not to mention that the Sounders aren’t in mid-season form—the MLS season doesn’t begin for two weeks—while América is seven games into Liga MX’s Torneo Clausura.


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