DEMPSEY JOINS SEATTLE IN MLS RETURN
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RJ DEMELLO - Saturday, August 3, 2013
Tottenham Hotspur announced Saturday that the team has reached an agreement to sell Clint Dempsey to Major League Soccer and will join the Seattle Sounders.

Dempsey, 30, returns to MLS after over six years in England playing in the Premier League with Spurs and Fulham.

"We have reached agreement with Major League Soccer for the transfer of Clint Dempsey." A Tottenham spokesman e-mailed YA.

The deal is expected to be for four years.

The United States captain leaves White Hart Lane after one season that saw him score seven goals in 29 Premier League games.

Before Tottenham he spent five and a half years at Fulham, scoring 50 league goals throughout his tenure at Craven Cottage.

The Texan returns to the league he came on to the scene in, spending three seasons from 2004-2006 with the New England Revolution.
Brian
Thursday August 8, 2013 10:28 pm
He will now be "the man" with the Sounders @ 8 mil per, good move on his part. And have you ever spent time in England?
anthony anscombe
Thursday August 8, 2013 9:37 pm
An astounding disappointment. He was a US football hero, utterly committed to being the best player he could be, playing at the highest level he could. Sounders? Really? Has he watched MLS? He could be the best player in the league, but he won't make me want to watch.
UtahGeoff
Thursday August 8, 2013 5:44 pm
I was disappointed to see this move, but in some ways it makes sense. He will start every Seattle match until the MLS season is over, and be available for all WC qualifiers and friendlies. During the January transfer window, he may very well be picked up on loan by a club that needs him. He won't be cup-tied before then, so he could even end up on a Champions League team during his loan.
Ben Wilinski
Tuesday August 6, 2013 12:03 pm
If by 'his carreer is over' you mean 8million/yr for the next four years, then yes, you're right.
thomas
Tuesday August 6, 2013 11:45 am
I dont get it, he could have gone to WBA, Everton or teamed up with Altidore at Sunderland. Even germany he could have gone to a very good team, he always said i just want to play European Cup games and then he does this, he is in his prime. Watch his form will never be the same. He must have been offered a lot of money by Seattle and Klinsman must really be upset for him to leave 1 yr before the world cup
Ed C.
Saturday August 3, 2013 2:02 pm
how sad. going from the premiership, and a europa league team at that, to MLS. guess his career is over.
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