For the past several seasons, U.S. Men’s National Team star Clint Dempsey has been playing in the Premier League. Ever since the 2007 season, Dempsey has played across the ocean for Fullham and most recently for Tottenham Hotspur. Today, reports state that the Seattle Sounders have brought Dempsey back to the States.
Although details of the transfer have not yet surfaced, the deal is noted to be almost finalized. ESPN’s SportsCenter Twitter account tweeted this:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 2, 2013
If he does return to the U.S., the MLS will be getting back a prized possession as Dempsey is one of the biggest domestic names in U.S. soccer. In his three seasons with the New England Revolution, Dempsey scored 25 goals in only 71 matches. In his career, Dempsey has accumulated 99 caps for the U.S. Men’s National team, and should make his 100th appearance later this month against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
If not, Dempsey will surely reach his 100th cap before mid-October as the National Team has four World Cup Qualifiers between now and then.
At this point in the season, Seattle sits in seventh in the Western Conference, earning only eight wins in their 19 matches played. As one of the National Team’s leaders on the field and in the record book, Dempsey will be a huge addition to the Sounders. Inserting the country’s second-leading scorer of all time will certainly give your offense a boost, and Dempsey’s leadership will help the Sounders move up the MLS standings.