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Social media reactions: Everyone Loves Clint Dempsey

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Dempsey’s impact on the sporting community can be felt from near and far.

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It’s commonplace for our society to rush to social media when something major happens. Today was no different when news broke that Clint Dempsey was officially retiring from professional soccer. Teammates, teams, rivals, et al., took to the information superhighway with well-wishes as Clint Dempsey headed off into the sunset. Here’s a round-up of some of the best posts.

Seattle Sounders

As to be expected, the Sounders’ digital media team pulled out all the stops to honor Clint. If you can only consume one piece of their content, watch this tribute video.

Fulham

Diehard MLS & USMNT fans knew about Clint for a long time, but it was at Fulham where Clint introduced himself to the international soccer fan.

Tottenham Hotspur

His time at Tottenham was brief, but he sure made an impact.

Seattle Mariners

Some #SeattleLove from the team that plays across the street.

New England Revolution

Where it all started for Dempsey.

Kyle Martino

Come for the touching tribute to Clint Dempsey, stay for the picture of young Chad Marshall.

Jozy Altidore

Game recognizes game.

Don Garber

Do you think Garber is sad that he can’t suspend Dempsey just one more time?

Shawn Francis

Of all the social media posts put up in Clint’s honor, this is by far the most entertaining. Definitely click through to read the entire thread.

Tim Howard

Possibly the next USMNT legend to retire reflects on Dempsey’s career.

Mia Hamm

One of the few Americans who can say they had a better career than Clint.

Alejandro Bedoya

Clint’s longtime national team roommate could use some work on his hashtags, but nonetheless it’s a good post.

Eddie Johnson

Eddie and Clint need to star in a buddy cop movie together.

Landon Donovan

National team goal scoring legend respect national team goal scoring legend.


This was only just a sampling of dozens-upon-dozens of posts honoring Clint’s retirement. If you find one that’s interesting, feel free to drop it in the comments.