No. 4 Clint Dempsey
Current Team: Retired
Professional Appearances: 404
National Team Appearances: 141
Clint Dempsey took part in one of the most star-studded Challenge Cups in history alongside Jordan Morris, Miguel Almiron, Josef Martinez, Wil Trapp, Zack Steffen, and Ozzie Alonso in 2017.
Dempsey began his career with the New England Revolution after being drafted eight overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. Dempsey helped the Revolution to the MLS Cup Final in ‘04 and was named MLS Rookie of the Year for his efforts. He spent two more seasons in New England before moving to the English Premier League.
In 2006, Fulham paid $4 million for the rights to Dempsey, making him the most expensive American player in history at that time. Dempsey scored 50 goals in 184 games for Fulham over the course of six seasons. He was named Fulham Player of the Season twice and helped the club to the Europa League Final in 2010.
Dempsey moved to Tottenham in 2012 in a deal that made him the highest salaried player in U.S. history. He scored seven goals in 29 games for Spurs.
Dempsey returned to MLS in 2014 with Seattle Sounders where he would go on to win the MLS Cup, the MLS Supporters’ Shield, and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Dempsey is a four time MLS All-Star and was named MLS Comeback Player of the Year in 2017.
The Nacogdoches, Texas native is the fourth-most capped player in U.S. history with 141. Dempsey is the joint record holder for goals scored with 57. During his time with the USMNT, Dempsey won the CONCACAF Gold Cup three times and finished as runner-up in the Confederations Cup. He was named to the Confederations Cup Team of the Tournament and took home the Bronze Ball in 2009. Dempsey was named U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year and Honda Player of the Year three times throughout his career.