Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/4/13

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: US National Soccer Team players Clint Dempsey (L) and Josie Altador arrive at the 2009 ESPY Awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 17th annual ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 19 at 9PM ET on ESPN. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for ESPY)
Obafemi Martins and Eddie Johnson scored first-half goals while the home fans were still buzzing about the arrival of Clint Dempsey and the Sounders beat FC Dallas 3-0 on Saturday night. After two days of speculation, Dempsey was unveiled as the newest Sounders star during a pregame ceremony. Then his new club went out and ran its unbeaten streak at home to nine straight games, the longest in franchise history. Dempsey's transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Seattle was made official when he unzipped his sweatshirt to reveal his new rave green jersey just before kickoff. That set off a celebration that continued with early goals from Martins and Johnson. The addition of Dempsey should only make Seattle's offense more potent. Dempsey's arrival was a bold move by Seattle and a surprising decision by the U.S. national team star. Instead of getting ready for next year's World Cup by playing for Tottenham in the Premier League, Dempsey chose a return to Major League Soccer thanks to t...
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