Members of the United States national team wished Clint Dempsey well after his brother wrote that the Seattle Sounders forward was set to have a second heart procedure.
A tweet from Ryan Dempsey asked for people to pray for his brother as he undergoes treatment for an irregular heartbeat. Both the tweet and the account were subsequently deleted, though an image of the tweet was captured.
A Sounders spokesperson declined to comment, but support soon came in from Dempsey's international teammates.
Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris is happy to be back with the MLS club after receiving an early release from United States national team duty.
The former Stanford product played 30 minutes as a substitute in the U.S.'s 2-0 friendly defeat of Cuba on Friday, then returned to the Sounders the following day, despite the U.S.'s upcoming match against New Zealand.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann said he remains hopeful that forward Clint Dempsey, who is currently not cleared to play due to an irregular heartbeat, will come back to the U.S. national team next year.
Dempsey was first sidelined by the ailment in late August, resulting in him missing the two most recent World Cup qualifiers for the U.S. team against St. Vincent and the Grenadines as well Trinidad & Tobago. Dempsey's club, the Seattle Sounders, then allowed him to resume light...