Clint Dempsey’s MLS Return Highlights League’s Continued Improvement

Clint Dempsey is one of America's best soccer players, and the fact that he is coming back to the MLS speaks volumes about the league's continued improvement. Dempsey was recently announced as the newest signing for the Seattle Sounders, who bought the midfielder's rights from Tottenham of the English Premier League. Brooks Peck of Yahoo Sports compared it to winning the lottery. "MLS as a whole and Seattle Sounders fans in particular won the lottery with a ticket they didn't know they bought when Dempsey was announced as the club's newest and biggest signing." It wasn't exactly the Powerball jackpot, but Dempsey's return is a very big deal for the league. Having one of the U.S. Men's National Team's biggest stars back on American soil is a boon for the league and for American soccer fans. Too many of America's best players are spending their club seasons across the pond in Europe. Jozy Altidore, Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley are among the American stars currently making a living overseas. Goalkeeper Tim Howard has also spent the past 10 years in the English Premier League, where he is currently the starting keeper for Everton. Dempsey decided to buck the trend, leaving some to question his decision. In an interview on NPR earlier this ...
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