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Clint Dempsey: Former U.S. Soccer star makes half-time appearance at Fulham

Former United States and Fulham star Clint Dempsey returned to Craven Cottage on Saturday when he was introduced to the crowd at half-time in the home game against Watford.

Dempsey, who announced his retirement last month, played for Fulham from 2006 to 2012 after signing from Major League Soccer's New England Revolution and scored 50 Premier League goals for the London club in six seasons there.

He struck one of the most famous goals in their history, chipping home against Juventus to seal a dramatic...

Seattle Sounders pay tribute to Clint Dempsey after U.S. star's retirement

Clint Dempsey announced his retirement from football on Wednesday. Not only is the 35-year-old the U.S. men's national team joint all-time leading scorer, he holds the same honor with the Seattle Sounders as well.

And on Saturday, the Sounders paid tribute to the forward. Dempsey and his family were presented to the crowd at CenturyLink Field ahead of the Sounders' match against Sporting Kansas City.

It didn't end there, though. There were videos posted to the club's social media feeds,...

Clint Dempsey's career defined by big moments for U.S., Fulham, Seattle

With some players, counting down their most memorable individual moments is a disservice to their overall bodies of work. Soccer is a game of subtleties, and to pick out only the highlights can feel like an oversimplification -- consider guys like Xavi and Andrea Pirlo, for whom the appeal was their ability to control entire matches as if holding an invisible string.

With Clint Dempsey, it feels more apt. For Dempsey, who retired on Wednesday and finishes his career tied for the all-time goal-scoring...

Is Clint Dempsey the U.S. men's national team's greatest player ever?

With the news of Clint Dempsey's retirement from professional soccer, ESPN FC turned to several of its U.S. soccer and MLS writers to ask whether the U.S. men's national team's joint-leading goal scorer is also its greatest player ever.

Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle)

Answering the question of whether Dempsey is the greatest U.S. men's player isn't as easy as it sounds. There have been a few goalkeepers -- Kasey Keller, Brad Friedel, Tim Howard -- who have at least been Dempsey's equal in...

Clint Dempsey personified U.S. soccer's dream: developing creative players with attitude, swagger

The end has finally come for the man they call "Deuce".

Clint Dempsey, arguably the greatest player the U.S. has ever produced, announced on Wednesday that he has retired from professional soccer, effective immediately.

"After a lot of thought, my family and I have decided that this is the right time for me to step away from the game," said Dempsey. "I'd like to thank all of the teammates, coaches and support staff that I've worked with throughout my career. It has always been my dream to...

U.S. Soccer star Clint Dempsey retires from professional football: Social media reacts

Wednesday marks the end of an era in U.S. Soccer as joint-record goalscorer Clint Dempsey announced he will retire from professional soccer effective immediately, ending the current Seattle Sounders star's illustrious career both with the USMNT and in club football.

The 35-year-old finishes level atop the U.S. Soccer scoring charts with 57 goals, tying Landon Donovan, and will be remembered as perhaps the greatest American soccer player of all-time.

Dempsey's professional career began in 2004...