Sept. 23, 2006 – Revolution 1:1 Kansas City Wizards at Gillette Stadium (Att.: 16,023)
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The Revolution’s Clint Dempsey’s 17th-minute goal, his sixth of the season, kicked off a three-game scoring streak. But Dempsey was limited by injuries and would fail to score again for the Revolution before being transferred to Fulham FC. Trinidad & Tobago forward Scott Sealy’s 58th-minute goal equalized.The Revolution moved within 2 points of clinching a playoff place. “It doesn’t matter if we clinched it,” Dempsey said. “The only thing that matters is we clinch it. I’m not worried about it. We’re still in position.”
Dempsey, who had scored once for the U.S. in the 2006 World Cup in Germany, finished with eight goals and was scoreless in the playoffs, his post-season time limited to one start and a substitute appearance. Dempsey, who clashed with Wizards defender Jimmy Conrad in this game, was unclear about his status on the transfer market.
“I don’t know if it wasn’t enough money or if I wasn’t for sale,” Dempsey said. “It would have been better to let me move right after the World Cup. But you have to keep on truckin’ and, hopefully, I will do it in the next transfer window. Nothing is guaranteed. A few teams are interested, but it’s a matter of them being interested enough to put in a bid.”
The Revolution were playing without Shalrie Joseph, who had sustained a severed tendon in his hand in a nightclub incident on Sept. 18, 2006. The Revolution closed the regular season with a 5W-0L-2D run, reaching the MLS Cup final for the second successive season and falling on penalty kicks to the Houston Dynamo. Chris Aduama photo
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