Clint Dempsey’s on-field talent landed him a $9.6 million dollar transfer to Tottenham Hotspur on deadline day prior to the start of the 2012 campaign. Prior to his move to Tottenham, Dempsey joing the Premier League for a $4 million dollar transfer to the English Premier League’s Fulham club in 2006 – at that time, it was the largest amount ever offered for an Major League Soccer (MLS) player. Dempsey, originally from Texas and now residing in London, began honing his craft at a young age. Today, the Attacking Midfielder plays for both Fulham and the United States Men’s National Soccer Team. More than any of his impressive achievements, including being the first American to perform a hat trick (three goals in one match) in the English Premier League and scoring more goals than any American in English Premier League history, Dempsey is especially proud of scoring a goal against Ghana in the 2006 World Cup. Soccer has been considered the world’s most popular sport since the turn of the century, with an estimated 250 million players in over 200 countries and with more than 67 million viewers tuning into the 2011 World Cup.
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