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Clinton Drew “Clint” Dempsey is an American professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer (MLS) and has actually acted as the captain of the United States national team. He has actually also played for New England Revolution, Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur.
Maturing in Nacogdoches, Texas, Dempsey played for among the leading youth soccer clubs in the state, the Dallas Texans, before playing for Furman University’s guys’s soccer team. In 2004, Dempsey was drafted by MLS club New England Revolution, where he quickly incorporated himself into the starting lineup. Prevented at first by a jaw injury, he eventually scored 25 goals in 71 appearances with the Revolution. Between 2007 and 2012, Dempsey played for Premier League club Fulham and is the club’s greatest Premier League goalscorer of all time. Dempsey became the first American player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League, in the 5– 2 win over Newcastle United in January 2012, and was voted as Fulham’s ‘Player of the Season’ by fans twice. On August 31, 2012, Tottenham signed him for a cost of $9.6 m, where he would score 12 goals throughout all competitions, making a total of 72 goals scored throughout all competitions for Premier League clubs. This is the most goals by an American in the Premier League, or any top league.
Dempsey first represented the United States at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship and made his first appearance with the senior team on November 17, 2004, versus Jamaica. He has earned over 130 caps and scored 56 global goals, making him the nation’s fourth-most capped player and presently the second leading scorer of all time (behind Landon Donovan, with 57). He has actually represented the country at 4 CONCACAF Gold Cups (winning two), helped them to the final of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and dipped into three FIFA World Cups, ending up being the first American male to score in three World Cups. Dempsey also holds the record for the fifth fastest goal in World Cup history. In November 2016, he was placed by Fox Sports at number one on a list of the leading 50 players in USMNT history.