Fullham FC have recaptured their long lost American idol, Clint Dempsey, by securing a two-month loan deal starting in January. MLS side Seattle Sounders, who own his rights, have allowed him to play for Premier League outfit Fullham during the MLS offseason. New Fullham boss Rene Meulensteen is said to be a huge admirer of Dempsey’s. Meulensteen is planning on utilizing him as much as he can even though the move was orchestrated by former boss Martin Jol. Fullham are near the bottom of the table and are fighting to avoid relegation.
The move comes at the perfect time for Dempsey because the FIFA World Cup is only six months away and this will give him the opportunity to stay as fit as possible. Jurgen Klinsmann will also be happy to hear that his star midfielder will be as ready as possible for Brazil as he prepares the USMNT´s final 23-man roster. Dempsey will surely be boarding the plane to Rio if he is fit and healthy.
Dempsey enjoyed an incredibly successful five-year stint at Fullham before joining Premier League giants Tottenham and then moving back home. He helped guide Fullham to the Europa League final in 2010, thus becoming a household name at Craven Cottage. He will be returning to a place where he was comfortable and loved.
I believe that this move will benefit everyone, especially Dempsey, who will be prepared to help his national team progress from an incredibly difficult group in the summer. The USMNT need as much help as they can possibly get and if their star man is at his best, they have a chance.