Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 9/2/12

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)
After spending several seasons with Fulham of the English Premier League, America’s best soccer player was ready for a change. Clint Dempsey was pursued by different clubs, mostly from the EPL and some from other international leagues. He finally made his decision Friday. According to Yahoo, Dempsey signed with Tottenham of the EPL for $22 million+ for 3 years. MLS teams were never really in the picture to sign Dempsey. Apparently the money he was asking was too much for any MLS team. This is half the problem for MLS right now. Clint Dempsey signed with Tottenham. (Image credit: Getty) The financial divide between what MLS can afford to pay important players who can help grow the game stateside and what is necessary to sign them is telling. At this point in the lifetime of MLS, it is the right time for a player like Clint Dempsey to be scoring goals regularly in the States for his MLS club. The investment is necessary to maintain interest for sports fans and keep the upward
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