Thank You Deuce: Clint Dempsey Retires From Soccer

August 29, 2018
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United States/Seattle soccer LEGEND Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement from professional footy today.  After a career spanning 15 years, with stops in New England, Fulham, Tottenham, and of course the beloved Seattle Sounders, Deuce has decided to call it a day.  

“After a lot of thought, my family and I have decided that this is the right time for me to step away from the game. I’d like to thank all of the teammates, coaches and support staff that I’ve worked with throughout my career. It has always been my dream to make it as a pro. I’m grateful to have been on this ride. I would like to thank all of the fans who have supported me throughout my career with the New England Revolution, Fulham, Tottenham, Seattle Sounders and the U.S. Men’s National Team. Y’all have always made me feel at home, and it is something that I will always remember.” -Clint Dempsey

Dempsey wasn't just a legend for club soccer, holding the record for most goals by an American in the English Premiere League as well as tying Freddy Montero for most regular season goals for The Sounders, but he was also a legend for the USMNT.  In fact, you could easily argue that Clint Dempsey is the greatest American soccer player in history.  He is tied for most international goals by an and is the only American to ever score in 3 consecutive World Cups. 

Oh and let's not forget the time he blessed us with the now famous "Deuce Face"

I'll never forget going to my first Sounders game and how awestruck I was at how much better Dempsey was than any other player on the pitch. He just moved differently, saw things differently, thought faster.  It was so impressive. Chad Barrett ended up scored in extra time right in front of Gregr and I to win the match with rain pouring down, and I was hooked on Sounders soccer from that moment on.  

Thank you Clint.  For giving use Sounders fans so many great memories and moments(some good some bad) and for giving us USMNT fans juuuuuust enough hope to think we might make some noise on the world stage every 4 years.  You are a legend and will be missed by every soccer fan in America. Scarves up!