clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Clint Dempsey says he wants to play a 'few' more years

Mike Russell/Sounder at Heart

Clint Dempsey recently turned 33 years old. That's not especially old, but it is around the time when high-level soccer players start seriously contemplating retirement. Dempsey, who's signed through 2017, sounds like he's not quite ready to think about a post-soccer career.

"I'm definitely not getting any younger, but I feel like I have a few good years left in me," Dempsey told Q13. "Hopefully I can finish strong and make the most of these next few years and be at peace when I step away. You don't want to overstay your welcome and be that guy who's holding on, taking up a spot on the team, not being able to impact games. I feel like I impact games and hopefully I can do that in the next few years.

Dempsey has yet to win a league title or an international competition outside of the Gold Cup, two things that apparently keep the competitive fires burning.

"It would be great to win a MLS Cup in Seattle, great to win a major competition for the national team," he said. "If those two things can happen, that would be an awesome way to go out."

The full interview can be seen here:

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Sounder At Heart Weekly Roundup newsletter!

A twice weekly roundup of Seattle Sounders and OL Reign news from Sounder at Heart