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Ex-Spurs midfielder reveals delight at move

Clint Dempsey reveals his delight at returning to MLS

By | 5th August 2013
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Former Tottenham midfielder Clint Dempsey has revealed his delight at returning to his home country after completing a big money move to Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders. Dempsey was seemingly surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane following a summer spending spree that is set to continue for manager Andre Villas Boas, but has safely settled in to his new surroundings in Seattle following a rockstar welcome.

At his official unveiling, Dempsey was greeted by fans at the club’s stadium, and said he was excited about returning to Major League Soccer. The former Fulham midfielder began his career in 2004 after being drafted by the New England Revolution, but now finds himself at the league’s best supported club. Dempsey enjoyed a short 12 month stay in north London with Tottenham, picking up 12 goals during last season.

“I am very excited about coming back to the MLS and thrilled to be joining Sounders,” Dempsey said, according to the Metro. “Having recently played in Seattle with the national team, I experienced the incredible atmosphere and the passion from the supporters first-hand. It’s going to be an honor to represent the fans in Seattle.”

At 30 years of old Dempsey is expected to lead the United States to next summer’s World Cup in Brazil, and will have a massive opportunity to impress national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann further as he returns to the States. Dempsey will now play in the league’s Western Conference against Los Angeles Galaxy stars Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan in a bid to make the league’s playoffs.



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