We start the MNT Rewind by going back to last Wednesday when a reeling Seattle Sounders FC side ran out 5-0 winners against Western Conference leading FC Dallas at CenturyLink Field. MNT forward Clint Dempsey converted a fifth minute penalty kick to make it 1-0, before sliding teammate Jordan Morris in down the right side to take the score to 3-0 in the 22nd minute.
Though they were out to a 3-0 lead, things became more difficult for Sounders FC when Dempsey was shown a straight red card for striking the face of Juan Esteban Ortiz in the 33rd minute. Seattle would go on to win the game 3-0, but the ejection forced Dempsey out of Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Portland Timbers.
On Friday, the Liga MX Apertura kicked off as Club Tijuana defeated Morelia 2-0 in what was MNT defender Greg Garza’s first match since August 25, 2015. Garza suffered a hip injury the following month, leaving him out for a length period, but played 69 minutes in his Xolos’ return.Elsewhere in Mexico, Omar Gonzalez went 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card as Pachuca began its title defense with a 5-1 victory against William Yarbrough and Club Leon on Saturday.
Back in MLS, goalkeeper Tim Howard earned his second clean sheet in three matches and made three saves as the Colorado Rapids defeated Sporting KC 1-0 to keep pace with FC Dallas at the top of the Western Conference.
Finally, Chris Wondolowski and David Bingham helped the nine-man San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 defeat of Toronto FC on Saturday. Though he didn’t play, the game also saw MNT forward Jozy Altidore make the TFC bench for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on May 14.
A quick look at how all MNT players did for their club sides over the past week:
Kyle Beckerman – 90 minutes in Real Salt Lake’s 0-0 draw vs. New England Revolution (July 16)
David Bingham – 90 minutes, four saves in San Jose Earthquakes’ 2-1 win vs. Toronto FC (July 16)
Steve Birnbaum – 90 minutes in D.C. United’s 1-1 draw with Columbus Crew SC (July 16)
Edgar Castillo – 61 minutes in Monterrey’s 1-1 draw vs. Puebla (July 16)
Clint Dempsey – 90 minutes, GOAL, ASSIST, RED CARD in Seattle Sounders FC’s 5-0 win vs. FC Dallas (July 13)
Brad Evans – 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 5-0 win vs. FC Dallas (July 13); 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 3-1 loss at Portland Timbers (July 17)
Ethan Finlay – 45 minutes in Columbus Crew SC’s 1-1 draw with Toronto FC (July 13); 31 minutes as a substitute in Columbus Crew SC’s 1-1 draw with D.C. United (July 16)
Greg Garza – 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 2-0 win vs. Morelia (July 15)
Omar Gonzalez – 90 minutes, YELLOW CARD, in 5-1 win vs. Club Leon (July 16)
Bill Hamid – 90 minutes in D.C. United’s 1-1 draw at Columbus Crew SC (July 16)
Ethan Horvath - 90 minutes in Molde’s 2-2 draw vs. IK Start
Tim Howard – 90 minutes, three saves in Colorado Rapids’ 1-0 win vs. Sporting KC (July 16)
Jordan Morris – 90 minutes, GOAL in Seattle Sounders FC’s 5-0 win vs. FC Dallas (July 13); 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 3-1 defeat to Portland Timbers (July 17)
Darlington Nagbe – 90 minutes in Portland Timbers’ 1-1 draw vs. Montreal Impact (July 13); 90 minutes in Portland Timbers’ 3-1 win vs. Seattle Sounders FC (July 17)
Lee Nguyen – 90 minutes in New England Revolution’s 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake (July 16)
Nick Rimando – 90 minutes, one save in Real Salt Lake’s 0-0 draw vs. New England Revolution (July 16)
Brek Shea – 90 minutes, YELLOW CARD in Orlando City SC’s 2-0 win at New York Red Bulls (July 13)
Chris Wondolowski – 87 minutes in San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 win vs. Toronto FC (July 16)
William Yarbrough – 90 minutes, four saves in Club Leon’s 5-1 loss to Pachuca (July 16)
Gyasi Zardes – 90 minutes in LA Galaxy’s 1-0 win vs. Houston Dynamo (July 15)