Clint Dempsey returns home to MLS
Clint Dempsey is one of the brightest stars in American soccer. He leaves his career in top flight football squad in England to return to the United States Major League Soccer's Seattle team.
His career in England saw him wear Tottenham Hotspur's uniform after asking to be traded from Fulham. The decision, he said, comes after seeing his career be relegated to sitting on the bench during league play for the Spurs. The move to MLS is often seen as financial decision for other players on the downside of their careers, lured by big money stateside. Dempsey is still a sprightly thirty years of age and is just nearing the peak of his football powers.
The rapid growth of soccer/football in the US and the growing respectabilty of the Americans in world tournament play moved the midfielder to bring his boots back to the good old USA.
Major League Soccer has seen a renaissance since David Beckham signed up with LA Galaxy and then teaming up with Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane to bring the MLS Cup to the team. The league intends to increase its number to 22 and is now raking in big money with television sponsorships as well as attendance.