Clint Dempsey Banned for Two-Year From The US Open Cup...

Seattle forward Clint Dempsey was handed a minimum two-year suspension from the US Open Cup on Thursday and a second fine for his conduct toward a referee in a game last week.
The penalty announced by a US Soccer Federation panel was in addition to a three-game league ban and fine announced last week by Major League Soccer.
The second penalty, issued by the US Open Cup adjudication and discipline panel, covers up to six US Open Cup matches. If the Sounders lose their initial match each year, the penalty would last through 2021.