“This is just a great feeling. It's everything I wanted and dreamed about ever since I was a little kid. It's the highest level you can possibly get to in this sport. It's an incredible feeling. I've definitely been anxious about finding out, so it's nice to know now I'm going.”
“All you can do is play how you know how to play.”
“The more games you get, the more confidence you gain. I started to set the bar high for myself.”
Clint Dempsey, born Clinton Drew Dempsey, is an American soccer player who plays for the Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer. He was also the captain of the United States national team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He began his senior career in 2004 for the New England Revolution, moving on to Fulham in 2007, Tottenham Hotspur in 2012. He first represented the U.S. national team in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates, making his first appearance with the senior team in 2004 against Jamaica. He was called up for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, scoring the team’s only goal of the tournament. He recorded the fastest goal in US World Cup qualifying history by scoring 53 seconds after the start of the U.S.’s match against Barbados, contributing to a 8-0 win for the U.S. in the 2010 World Cup Qualifier. Clint beat his record in 2012, scoring after 36 seconds in a qualifying match against Jamaica, and he beat his record yet again in the 2014 FIFA World Cup after scoring just 30 seconds into the match against Ghana — the fifth fastest goal in World Cup history.
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Clint Dempsey is best known for his record-breaking soccer skills — he scored the fifth fastest goal in FIFA World Cup history in 2014 after scoring 30 seconds in to the match against Ghana.
Clint Dempsey has been married to Bethany Keegan Dempsey since July 28, 2007. Clint and Bethany have two daughters, Elyse and Sophia, and one son named Jackson.