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By By Leander Schaerlaeckens  |  Last updated 8/5/13
In truth, Clint Dempsey looked a tad glum walking in and holding aloft his new Seattle Sounders jersey for his introductory press conference on Monday. He was probably tired. From the whirlwind that preceded his astonishing transfer from Tottenham Hotspur , where he was playing regularly and ever on the cusp of fulfilling his UEFA Champions League dream. From all the speculation about where he'd go, if he left Spurs. From all the maneuvering and machinations to get a monster contract like his squared away with the Byzantine MLS rules. Or perhaps, dare one say it, he was hit with the realization that his time at the very top of the game was up. Hard to say. Those big, saucer-sized eyes have never revealed much about what's happening behind them. Off the field, Dempsey is about as even-keeled a man as you'll ever meet. And Deuce from Nacogdoches would cop to no such feelings, of course. Instead, he went the David Beckham route, saying he'd returned primarily for the good of the game...
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