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Clint Dempsey | Forward | #2

Team: Fulham
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185

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Clint Dempsey scored a brace as the US beat a physical Honduras team in their Group A opener in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
It was a brutal match featuring a lot of high pressure defense and hard fouls in both directions. The US were on the receiving end of the physical play early and it was against the run of play that Dempsey scored his first goal from scramble after a Michael Bradley corner kick. Jozy Altidore claimed a loose ball in the box and the rebound from his shot found it's way to Dempsey who reacted quickly to head it in. The second goal was cleaner with Dempsey virtually unmarked on the end of a Bradley free kick in the 64th minute. Five minutes later Honduras pulled back a goal through substitute Carlos Discua but the US held on for the victory in Frisco, TX. Wed, Jul 8, 2015 09:25:00 AM

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Clint Dempsey, playing despite being suspended in MLS, scored a penalty as the US routed Guatemala 4-0 in their last tune-up before the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The US has been scoring freely regardless of the opponent with an emphasis on late goals and the same was true again in this friendly. After scoring late goals to be Holland and Germany in friendlies the US turned a 1-0 halftime lead into a 4-0 romp. It could have been more as Jozy Altidore missed an 18th minute penalty just before Carlos Castrillo scored an own goal to open the scoring for the USA. Slumping defender Timothy Chandler and San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski joined Dempsey on the score sheet. Next up for the US is Honduras at 9:30 PM Eastern in Frisco, TX on July 7 for their Gold Cup group stage opener.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Clint Dempsey and substitute John Brooks scored to give the United States Men's National Team a huge 2-1 win over Ghana.

The United States took the lead in the first minute through a great individual effort from Clint Dempsey and then proceeded to defend for their lives. Ghana came back to score with 10 minutes left and looked like it would upset the United States for the third time in a row. Everything changed once again just minutes later when substitute John Brooks scored from a header to give the US team the lead. It was an overall good performance from the US team and they never gave up even after Ghana scored late in the game. They face Portugal next and a draw there could be enough to push them through to the next round.
Source: FIFA
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 08:10:00 PM

Clint Dempsey made his return for Fulham as he begins his loan spell, but the U.S. international was left quiet as the Cottagers leaked goals again, and they fell to Sunderland 1-4.

It was a great chance for Dempsey to relive past success at Craven Cottage, facing who at kickoff was the last place club in the league, but other than a goal disallowed for offsides, he and teammate Dimitar Berbatov could not take advantage. It was club scoring leader Steve Sidwell who scored the lone goal for Fulham, as he continues to have a quietly brilliant season on an otherwise sinking ship. With the relegation zone just a whisker away now, Fulham are in deep trouble, sporting the worst goal difference in the league.
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 12:18:00 PM

U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is thrilled to see his captain, Clint Dempsey, playing (on loan) for Fulham in a World Cup year.

"Obviously, we are pleased with Clint Dempsey, our captain, making the jump for two months to Fulham to get games in now," Klinsmann said. "He had a very difficult couple of months because of injury and the transition back into MLS. I think it's a great decision from Clint to start off the year in the right way going on loan for two months to Fulham, his old team. They need him to get them back up in the table of the league, and he will come already in good shape back into MLS. That is great! Hopefully now he gets games with Fulham and then he comes in completely different shape back to MLS and continues that path towards the World Cup."
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Jan 3, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Fulham are interested in adding US-international Michael Bradley from AS Roma during in the January transfer window.

Sources in Italy revealed that Bradley could be moving to a club in England, but only if and when AS Roma are able to sign a like-for-like replacement. Bradley has fallen out of favor under new coach Rudi Garcia and the signing of Kevin Strootman in the summer hasn't helped either. The US-international has only made 11 league appearances so far this season. Bradley previously played in the Premier League with Aston Villa back in 2011 on a loan deal from Borussia Monchengladbach. With Dempsey agreeing to terms earlier this week on a 2-month loan, a move to Fulham in January for Bradley would be intriguing for U.S. fans around the world.
Source: Sports Mole
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 06:52:00 PM

The Seattle Sounders of MLS and Fulham have confirmed a two-month loan deal for USA international forward Clint Dempsey.

Dempsey has been at Craven Cottage for about a week now so this deal was a sure thing from the get go. He passed his medical and could play as early as January 1 against West Ham at home. This is good news for the Cottagers and head coach Rene Meulensteen, who will now have one of its most beloved players of the past decade back on the pitch where his Premier League career first began. During five-and-a-half seasons at Fulham, Dempsey scored 60 goals in 225 appearances. He'll wear No. 32 and operate at either forward or as a withdrawn striker on the left side. If Dimitar Berbatov and him start clicking right away it could spell trouble for opposing defenses. Count on Dempsey being in the mix for a starting spot come 2014!
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 03:08:00 PM

Seattle Sounders (MLS) and USA-international striker Clint Dempsey has undergone a medical at Craven Cottage and is expected to sign a two-month loan that will start on January 1.

"He's having a medical over the last couple of days and the next couple of days, so hopefully that will all work out. Clint has spent so many years playing in the Premier League. We know where his strengths lie whether it is coming in from the left or playing as a deeper striker or a number nine depending on who you are playing against. The most important thing is that he will be a good boost for us", said new manager Rene Meulensteen. Dempsey scored 50 goals in 184 league matches for Fulham before moving to Tottenham in 2012.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Clint Dempsey hopes to return to Craven Cottage for a two-month loan starting on January 1.

In order to replace the production Rene Meulensteen stands to lose with the possible departure of in-form forward Dimitar Berbatov during the January transfer window, a backup plan has been put in place. And Dempsey, who's currently owned by the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer, looks to be it. According to US sources, the former Fulham striker will join the team when the winter transfer window opens on January 1. Dempsey netted 50 goals in his career at Craven Cottage, including a breakout season during the 2011-2012 season - 23 goals in all competitions. With Bryan Ruiz out of favor and not producing, Dempsey's return could be exactly what Fulham fans need to lift their spirits.
Source: The Guardian
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 06:02:00 PM

With the offseason approaching for MLS, there is speculation that Clint Dempsey may return to the Premier League in January for a loan spell.

When asked about the American's prospects of returning to Fulham, where Dempsey had enjoyed immense success, Cottager's boss Martin Jol dismissed it as "unbelievable speculation." However, it would seem difficult to imagine a struggling club that would not want the services of Dempsey, whether it be Fulham or somewhere else.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 11:45:00 AM

Tottenham have reached agreement with Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders for the transfer of Clint Dempsey.

Dempsey found things tough at Spurs, often being player out of position, but he scored some vital goals including the winner in the club's first league win at Old Trafford for 20 years. With the arrival of two new midfielders and a new striker he was likely to see even less pitch time this season, so the deal makes sense for all parties.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 12:26:00 PM

Reports from multiple sources indicate that Spurs would listen to offers for Clint Dempsey with West Brom the first linked.

The American midfielder/forward is a bit of an enigma. He is without a doubt an above average attacking player in the Premier League. The problem is where he is best suited to play both as it regards his position on the field and the team that employs him. At Fulham, he was a sure fire starter. At Spurs, he was merely in the rotation. In both places his role tended to morph to suit the formation. A team like West Brom or Everton would be a nice landing spot if Spurs have decided to sell.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 08:33:00 AM