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Clint Dempsey

32-Year-Old Forward/Midfielder     Seattle Sounders FC  MLS


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Not Injury Related    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  March 9, 1983    Birthplace:  Nacogdoches, Texas, USA
Nationality:  USA    Height:  6' 1"    

June 29, 2015    Clint Dempsey News

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Dempsey has served out his three-game suspension but is currently away from the Sounders as he competes in the Gold Cup with the U.S. Men's National Team, Matt Pentz of the Seattle Times reports.

Dempsey is slated to miss the majority of July as the exact length of his absence depends on how far his nation advances in the Gold Cup. In his continued absence, Lamar Neagle and Darwin Jones should continue to see unexpected playing time with Obafemi Martins (groin) still sidelined with an injury.

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Clint Dempsey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

June 19, 2015

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Dempsey has been suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount for his conduct during Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup match against Portland, Major League Soccer announced Friday.

Dempsey took the referee's notepad, ripped it up and threw it after he was assessed a red card, one of three that the Sounders were given during the out-of-control match. Dempsey will miss Saturday's match against San Jose, Wednesday's match against Philadelphia and next Sunday's match against Portland before he is eligible to return July 3 against D.C. United. It's a major hit to the Sounders, who are without Obafemi Martins (groin) for 3-to-6 weeks and Chad Barrett, who is still dealing with a hamstring injury, which means Lamar Neagle could be the man up front.

June 19, 2015

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Dempsey could be suspended by Major League Soccer for his actions during Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup match against Portland, U.S. Soccer announced Friday.

A hearing will be held next week to determine the punishment, which Dempsey is getting for taking the referee's notebook and ripping it off as he was assessed a red card. Dempsey is also likely facing a significant suspension from the U.S. Open Cup, though the Sounders were eliminated from this year's competition Tuesday. It seems likely that Dempsey will play this weekend against San Jose, but he could be hit with a heavy ban beginning next week.

June 14, 2015

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Dempsey took two shots, neither on goal, and failed to score for the fourth straight game Saturday against FC Dallas.

Dempsey last scored May 9 against Columbus when he bagged a brace, and while he has two assists since that game, it's a far cry from his early-season dominant play when he had a goal or assist in 10 straight games. Nevertheless, his fantasy upside remains one of the highest in Major League Soccer, and he'll look to bust out again next weekend against San Jose.

June 13, 2015

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Dempsey (paternity) will start in Saturday's game against FC Dallas.

Dempsey missed Seattle's last match against Sporting KC while attending the birth of his child but he's expected to be available moving forward for the Sounders. He'll be starting up front alone as Obafemi Martins (nose) begins the game on the bench.

June 13, 2015

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Dempsey is expected to play Saturday against FC Dallas after missing last weekend's match against Sporting KC while on paternity leave, the News Tribune reports.

Dempsey has been an elite fantasy option this season and is fully expected to slot right back into the starting lineup. His partner up front is questionable, as Obafemi Martins will try to play with a mask to protect his surgically-repaired nose, so it's possible that he will not start.

June 6, 2015

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Dempsey (paternity) will not play in Saturday's match against Sporting KC, The Kansas City Star reports.

Dempsey is awaiting the birth of his fourth child and has put soccer on hold at the moment. As a result, Lamar Neagle will start up front for the Sounders on Saturday. The next opportunity for Dempsey to return will be against FC Dallas on June 13.

June 5, 2015

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Dempsey could miss Saturday's match against SKC due to the birth of his fourth child.

Dempsey was left off the U.S. Men's National Team squad for their two international friendlies due to the family issue, and while he hasn't been ruled out for Saturday's game, the uncertainty makes him a tough fantasy play. Even worse for the Sounders, Obafemi Martins (broken nose) and Chad Barrett (hamstring) are both questionable as well.