Rapids Podcast: Next up, star-studded Sounders and no room for errors

West-leading Seattle comes armed; Rapids' O'Neill considers the question, the USA or Ireland?

Podcast #27 - Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson

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The Supporters' Shield-seeking Seattle Sounders return to Dick's Sporting Goods Park this Saturday (TICKETS), kick-off 8 PM MT.

Clint Dempsey is one of a number of leading lights in the Sounders' side, alongside Obafemi Martins, Mauro Rosales, Eddie Johnson and Lamar Neagle.

This week's Rapids Podcast hears from Dempsey, who was speaking shortly after joining the Sounders. Sounders coach, Sigi Schmid outlines Dempsey's qualities, while Seattle's play-by-play announcer, Ross Fletcher, talks in-depth about Saturday's visitors.

And, in a special feature interview, Rapids defender Shane O'Neill discusses his future, and whether it lies with the USA, or the country of his birth, Ireland.

After some consideration, O'Neill referred to himself as Irish-American, but it's clear he may have a big decision to make sometime soon.

"If Ireland come calling I definitely wouldn't turn it away," O'Neill said. "But at the same time I'm a US player. I'm weighing my options."

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