After the match against the champions Chelsea this Saturday, Sounder Dempsey’s loan with English Premier League’s Fulham is ending. Nevertheless, he still has time returning back home to Sounders with another stop to go.
Jurgen Klinsmann, coach of the U. S National team has asked Dempsey to participate for a friendly match versus Ukraine on Wednesday. This game will be hosted in Cyprus courtesy the political condition of Ukraine. In fact, Sounders will be the sole MLS team to be affected before the opening weekend since just 2 of the players were picked for Klinsmann’s twenty four man list consisting of European players. Besides him, Michael Bradley was also called up for the match.
It is expected that Clint Dempsey will be available again to the Seattle Sounders during their opening match versus Sporting Kansas City on 8th March, but most likely he is going to be off the bench. Sounder’s coach Sigi Schmid said that Clint’s role in the team will be affected by how he plays in the upcoming two matches. Schmid added saying that Dempsy is expected to be in the U.S this Thursday; nevertheless it’s an entire day of flying to get back.
He insisted that they have to wait and watch how Dempsy feels as one thing that they don’t want is to overburden him or injure him as they are quite a number of important games ahead.
It was announced this Thursday by the Sounders that start up time for their friendly match versus English Premier League’s Tottenham on 19th July will be at 1 in the afternoon. ESPN2 will be broadcasting the match live. The tickets for the match will be available for purchasing since 24th of March; however can be purchased before as well as 6 game package being available in the market from 8th march.