Dempsey played for the Seattle Sounders from 2013 until his retirement in 2018, making 136 appearances for the Washington-based franchise.
He played 142 times for the United States national side, scoring 57 goals and is regarded as one of the best players ever to feature for the Stars and Stripes.
The early years
Move to Fulham
Tottenham years and move to MLS
In June 2015, Dempsey was sent off for ripping up the referee's notebook in protest at the dismissal of team-mate Michael Azira, receiving a two-year ban from the competition and a three-game MLS ban.
International career with the United States
Dempsey was selected for the 2010 World Cup and scored his side's equaliser in their 1-1 draw with England in the group stage. The USA went on to be eliminated by Ghana in the round of 16.