Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/11/15

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 1: Clint Dempsey #8 of the United States applauds during a FIFA 2010 World Cup Qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago on April 1, 2009 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. The United States defeated Trinidad and Tobago 3-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Clint Dempsey will be featured on the North American cover of EA Sports’ “FIFA 15″ after his impressive performance for Team USA at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Dempsey, who scored two of the team’s five goals in the tournament, joins Argentina and FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi on the cover of the video game. Back in the U.S., Dempsey plays for the MLS’ Seattle Sounders, who tweeted out a picture of their star player on the cover. Here it is! @clint_dempsey is your @EASPORTSFIFA #FIFA15 North America cover star! http://t.co/7Y5WgtGFST— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) July 19, 2014 EA Sports even tweeted out some looks of alternate covers with Dempsey and Messi. .@SoundersFC & #USMNT hero @clint_dempsey joins #Messi on the #FIFA15 cover for USA & Canada! o.ea.com/23372 http://t.co/eNgG2d1the— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) July 19, 2014 “It’s crazy. It’s really cool,” Dempsey said in a phone interview with Fox Soccer. “I was a fan of the game growing up, playing with my friends. Going from playing the game with my friends to being able to play with my own player in the game and now being on the cover, it’s something that’s pretty special. It’s an honor.” Here’s how Sounders made the announcement at CenturyLink Field. Dempsey scored the quickest goal in World Cup history against Ghana, then gave the U.S. a late 2-1 lead against Portugal when he converted a goal off his chest. He has four career goals in eight World Cup matches.  Filed under: Nick Solari
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