Clint Dempsey announces retirement
One of the greatest players ever to play the game for the US, Clint Dempsey, announced today his retirement putting an end to a glorious career in the MLS, Premier League and internationally with the U.S. Men’s National Team. The legendary forward stops after a 15-year professional career.
Dempsey sent a thank you message to the fans:
“After a lot of thought, my family and I have decided that this is the right time for me to step away from the game.
I’d like to thank all of the teammates, coaches and support staff that I’ve worked with throughout my career. It has always been my dream to make it as a pro. I’m grateful to have been on this ride.
I would like to thank all of the fans who have supported me throughout my career with the New England Revolution, Fulham, Tottenham, Seattle Sounders and the U.S. Men’s National Team. Y’all have always made me feel at home, and it is something that I will always remember.”
He hangs up his boots with a few milestones in his resume:
Dempsey, made 186 appearances in MLS, scoring 72 goals and registering 42 assists between stints with the New England Revolution (2004-06) and Seattle Sounders (2013-18).
Dempsey was Fulham’s Player of the Season in 2010/11 and 2011/12, three-time U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year, four-time MLS All-Star, 2004 MLS Rookie of the Year and 2017 MLS Comeback Player of the Year.
At the international level, Dempsey is a legend. He scored 57 goals, tied for most in USMNT history with Landon Donovan and his 141 caps are third-most in USMNT history. He appeared in three World Cups, scoring four goals.