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Official: Sounders sign Clint Dempsey

After opening up space by restructuring the Shalrie Joseph contract rumors are building momentum that United States forward Clint Dempsey is joining Seattle Sounders FC from Tottenham Hostpur. He's on a large contract and is going to be one of the top players to ever join the league. Seattle and Dempsey have a chance to redefine MLS and maybe even American soccer.

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United States at Costa Rica - Gamethread | Dempsey

With Clint Dempsey as Captain the USA will attempt to secure its spot in Brazil 2014.

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Clint Dempsey and the Sounders' Americans

The team's level of American-born talent has never been higher, which suggests better chances of winning MLS Cup.

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Obafemi Martins hurt, Clint Dempsey replaces him

The Sounders' newest Designated Player got his debut in what has to be seen as a frustrating circumstance.

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Clint Dempsey on pace to make his debut today

Sounders manage to use the same lineup two weeks in a row for the first time all season.

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Dempsey Watch becomes Watching Dempsey

The big signing will play today against Toronto FC. The only questions are how much and what will he do.

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Dempsey's wages high, but not crippling for SSFC

MLS and Seattle Sounders FC overpaid for the American captain. No other team/league would make that offer. But Seattle is in a unique position that they could make those very high wages in revenue - only Seattle in MLS.

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Dempsey could lead to long term benefits for MLS

MLS may reap long term cultural rewards from the signing of Clint Dempsey. Playing in America brings his efforts where the next generation of American soccer players can see him play each week.

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Welcome to the Age of Dempsey

A torch has passed

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Dempsey Bump meet Portland Bump

Dempsey Bump meet Portland Bump, the match against the Portland Timbers could be the highest attended match in CenturyLink Field history (yes, that counts all previous names).

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Moments in unintentional trolling history

Presented without comment.

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Dust settles, pressure starts to build

The Sounders no longer have any excuses not to make a serious run at MLS Cup and maybe even the Supporters' Shield.

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Dempsey Link Soccer

Clint Dempsey is a Sounder, and everybody and their mother seems to have a take on what his signing means for the league.

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Clint Dempsey now available in MLS Fantasy

Even Timbers fans can feel what it's like to have Dempsey on their team, for just $9.5 million fantasy dollars.

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Dempsey and Adrian on KJR

Dempsey talks about why he chose to represent you and Seattle. Softy enjoys soccer, but doesn't talk it but once a week. This interview is great.

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Dempsey, Hanauer, Sigi and McLoughlin Quote Sheet

It was a long press conference and the team provided a quote sheet.

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SoundersFC.com RoundTable all about Dempsey

Features appearance by Ross Fletcher, Josh Mayers and Dave Clark

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Clint Dempsey will play against Toronto

In a press conference that last about 30 minutes and revealed even more inside details the biggest news is simple - Clint Dempsey will play on Saturday.

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Clint Dempsey Press Conference Livethread

Dempsey, some of the owners of the club and Sigi Schmid will meet the media for a large press conference.

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Sounders & Dempsey, the inside story by Grant Wahl

This is simply a must read. The details that Grant Wahl has over at Sports Illustrated make it the single story that every Sounders fan must read.

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Dempsey continues Sounders tradition of going big

From day one Sounders FC made big moves challenging conceptions about MLS and soccer in America. Signing Dempsey may be the biggest of those moves, but it is not the first time the Sounders have made a big splash.

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Ep. 108: Dempsey, Dempsey, Dempsey, FC Dallas win

The Sounders pulled off a massive drop the mic moment over the weekend with the signing of Clint Dempsey from Tottenham. We're back to talk all about that plus the win over FC Dallas.

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Dempsey Tifo by Emerald City Supporters

Loyal reader Marcus Annable took this photo of a tifo rapidly assembled on Friday night to honor Seattle's latest star and the hashtag that become a global phenomenon due to your passion.

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Clint Dempsey is a Sounder: Photo Gallery

It wasn't just a dream. Here are photos to prove to you that this was not a mass hallucination.

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Clint Dempsey, an audio and visual guide

Clint Dempsey has done a lot of awesome things over the years. He has some great goals for club and country. Why don't we have a little review? The headliner here is a highlight video MLS itself put together of his goals here in the league with the New England Revolution.

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Joining the Sounders is the right move for Dempsey

In which I toot my own horn by promoting my own work and tell you what you probably already know. Clint Dempsey joining the Sounders is the right move and anyone trying to offer up negatives about the deal are off base.

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Tottenham announce transfer of Dempsey to MLS

Which team he's coming to is still not official, but the Seattle Sounders are having a "special moment" at 7:15 PM tonight.

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Portland fans want something for Dempsey, can only look North

Turns out that no Allocation Order/Ranking was needed or that the contract number was just so large that Portland couldn't match it. So the Portland Timbers can merely look North as Seattle redefines MLS.

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Dempsey addition challenges Beckham MLS' biggest

Since the Designated Player Rule came about few players added are stars that non-hard core fans would know. Sounders FC just added one of the few that a casual sports fan would know.

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Dempsey deal costs Sounders $41M in total

Seattle will pay the largest transfer fee and highest wages in MLS history when they acquire United States Captain Clint Dempsey.

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Reports: Clint Dempsey agrees to Sounders FC move

Both ESPNFC and The Mirror are reporting that the United States player is coming to MLS to wear Rave Green as the latest Seattle Sounders Designated Player.

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That One Where We All Lost Our Minds About Dempsey

Sounders fans, and USMNT fans in general, collectively lost their minds on Thursday night about the prospect that Clint Dempsey would be joining the Sounders. Here is a timeline of what went down.

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Per Sigi "nothing nailed down" on Dempsey

During his weekly show with Dave "Softy" Mahler Sounders Coach Sigi Schmid addressed the Clint Dempsey to Seattle rumors. He neither put them to bed, nor confirmed anything.

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How insane are Dempsey-to-Sounders rumors?

Well, a few weeks ago we thought they were totally out of the realm but maybe we're just being too practical.

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