Found August 03, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
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Tottenham says United States forward Clint Dempsey is returning to Major League Soccer , ending his six-year spell in English soccer. The 30-year-old Dempsey played for the New England Revolution from 2004-06 before joining Fulham in 2007. He moved to Tottenham last summer and scored 12 goals in 43 games, but wasn't a regular. Tottenham says in a statement Saturday ''we have reached agreement with Major League Soccer for the transfer of Clint Dempsey,'' adding ''we wish Clint every success for the future.'' We have reached agreement with Major League Soccer for the transfer of Clint Dempsey. #THFC -- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 3, 2013 The USA international returns to MLS after making 43 appearances and scoring 12 goals in our colours - http://t.co/tz6gif5L97 #THFC -- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 3, 2013 Dempsey's contract is widely reported as four years and $8 million. Dempsey, who ranks second in USA history with 35 international goals, expressed his admiration for the city Seattle ahead of the United States' World Cup qualifier at CenturyLink Field against Panama back in June. "I'm good friends with Eddie Johnson, and he always tells me what it's like playing here -- playing in front of the fans, just how it's an atmosphere that's comparable to what it is in Europe," Dempsey said. "It's great to see, because I remember when I first started out in MLS, things weren't like that. So it's great to see that the game is building and that there are markets like this where people have passion for the game. "I almost felt like I was in another country the other day when the Seattle Sounders game was on -- I was walking to get dinner, and just walking past a bar, the TV was on and everyone was watching soccer. So for me that was awesome." Sounders boss Sigi Schmid denied that a deal for Dempsey was finalized during an interview on Friday. "We're always interested in good players first off," he told Sports Radio KJR. "Right now, there's really nothing to it, there's nothing to say. But we are in a position to add a Designated Player to our team before Aug. 8th." Schmid added: "I know Clint. I talked to him when he was here when he was playing against Panama. I always follow what he does and his career and what he did in MLS, but there's nothing there that I can say right now. We're always looking for good players. You can't really close the door on anything, but right now there's nothing that's nailed down and concrete."
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