USMNT: Why Clint Dempsey’s Move Is Good for US Soccer

At first blush, Clint Dempsey's record MLS transfer from the EPL may seem like a nasty blow to American pride. Our biggest European football star called it quits on his European career.

Of course, this follows the three most productive years of Dempsey's career.

Three years that were anything but smooth sailing professionally but unarguably the three years that will define Dempsey's legacy—unless the gambit pays off and Dempsey plays a glorious swan song on the world's biggest football stage, the World Cup.

We are sure to hear from Dempsey himself in the coming days, but for now we are left speculating why Dempsey would leave European football now. 

His club situation is a mess, no doubt, but one would have to figure that if Gareth Bale leaves Tottenham Hotspur that Dempsey would have been a valuable talent for Andre Villas-Boas to call on. Why isn't Dempsey tempted by the challenge of helping fill Bale's size 11 Adid...

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