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VIDEO: US stars fight – Omar Gonzalez vs. Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin

Jul 29, 2014, 9:19 AM EDT


By now you would have probably watched the video above. If you haven’t, do it.

What do you think?

Was this just a few harmless shoves or something more sinister between the three U.S. national team stars?

Either way, things got pretty real on Monday night in Seattle. With the LA Galaxy leading 3-0 just before half time, that would end up being the final score, all hell broke lose between three national team teammates who spent the entire summer together.

First DeAndre Yedlin appeared to be hauled to the floor by LA’s Omar Gonzalez, playing in hi first Galaxy game in three months, which eventually earned the defender a yellow card. However Seattle Sounders and USMNT captain Clint Dempsey then charged in, pushed Gonzalez and tried to protect Yedlin. A mass of bodies then piled in from both teams, but Gonzalez, Dempsey and Yedlin continued the confrontation throughout the game as they could be seen trash talking at various points of the chippy encounter at CenturyLink Field.

After the game none of the three U.S. national team players involved Tweeted about the events and none of them spoke about it to reporters. Whatever you make of the shoving match between Dempsey, Gonzalez and Yedlin, I’m pretty sure the next time they see eachother they’ll utter these four words below.

“Wow. That escalated quickly.”

  1. dfstell - Jul 29, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Meh….they don’t need to be pals to play together 3-4 times per year. And Deuce won’t even be an important team member by Russia due to age. Obviously someone was talking smack to someone else about something and it boiled up.

    Honestly, I’m glad to see Omar do something kinda dirty. His biggest “flaw” is that he seems like a super nice and cool guy…..almost too gentle like he doesn’t want to bump into any of the small players and hurt them.

  2. digbysellers - Jul 29, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Looks like Yedlin makes some kinda move with his elbow as the run through right at the beginning. I’d assume Gonzalez was just trying to protect a teammate and then the kerfuffle starts.

  3. jslip1 - Jul 29, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    We’re really going to call this a fight to get people here? I saw the video before I saw this post (thankfully) and it’s definitely not a fight. It’s not even clear Omar saw Dempsey come up to him, just that someone put a hand on him and he turned at him pretty hard. It was an emotional game.

  4. christophershearin - Jul 29, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Gonzales is pissed he was left out of the first team in brazil, and yedlin shined

  5. lorenzo463 - Jul 29, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Yeldin had his elbow up on the head ball, Gonzales shoved him a bit too hard, and bent over to tell him to watch it. Dempsy grabbed him by the shoulder, Gonzales turned hard, and words are exchanged.. Sounds like nothing more than chippy play.

  6. mkbryant3 - Jul 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Dempsey throwing up his hands at the ref all game long. His street tough prima donna act gets old quick. After a while, I was embarrassed for him and his antics.

  7. sw19womble - Jul 30, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    Always nice to see a good slice of handbags during a game :)

  8. Dan Haug - Jul 30, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    The announcers and this article got this completely wrong. Watch the beginning of the vid. Yedlin runs by AJ and throws out an elbow to try to catch him in the head. Gonzo reacts to that by pushing Yedlin. Then Duece reacts to the push. Yedlin was trying to take a cheap shot ’cause his team was getting dominated.

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