It's been seven years since US National Team member Clint Dempsey played with the New England Revolution in the MLS, but the latest news from across the pond is that he's been sold by the Tottenham Hotspur to the Seattle Sounders.

Yesterday, as Seattle took on FC Dallas, Dempsey appeared before the packed crowd to address his new fans. "I think we'll accomplish some great things here, so thank you," said Dempsey. In a press release, Sounders majority owner Joe Roth detailed his excitement for Dempsey's arrival: "This is a historic day for Sounders FC and our fans. Clint is a world-class soccer player who can take this club to a higher level. We have been consistent in our message to the fans that we will spare no expense to win trophies."

Dempsey will return to wearing the number 2, and word has it that he's signed a four-year deal with the Sounders. Seattle reportedly paid a $9 million transfer fee, which is the highest in MLS history. Stick with Sneaker Report for the latest on Dempsey's transfer and to find out if he breaks out any Seattle Sounder Nike Hypervenom PEs.

[CBS Sports]

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