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Ailing Deuce is day-to-day
August 6th, 2013 8:09PM

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[DEMPSEY WATCH] In his introductory press conference, Clint Dempsey made it clear he wanted to be home -- as in settled in one place after years on the road and in a foreign country. The toil the travel takes was evident as he missed the Seattle Sounders' practice Tuesday with a virus that Coach Sigi Schmid said his new signing picked up on his recent travels.

Since returning to pre-season with Tottenham, Dempsey flew from London to Hong Kong and back and then last week from London to Seattle via San Francisco.

Seattle travels to Toronto FC for what is scheduled to be Dempsey's first match on Saturday.

"We'll see how he feels tomorrow and where his recovery is," Schmid told reporters. "We're still a long way away from Saturday. We'll see how he feels at the end of the day. The likelihood of him going 90 minutes on Saturday is very small. Whether that's starting and coming off or coming on as a sub, we'll have to see."

Whether it makes sense for Dempsey to travel with the U.S. national team to its match against Bosnia & Herzegovina on Aug. 14 in Sarajevo might also be called in question.

Dempsey's only matches since the World Cup 2014 qualifier June 18 against Honduras in Sandy, Utah, were appearances of 70 minutes and 45 minutes in Spurs friendlies at the Barclays Asia Trophy competition in Hong Kong.

-- The Sounders announced that Dempsey's first home game against Portland on Aug. 25 is a sellout (66,800).


4 comments
  1. Gerald Lewis
    commented on: August 6, 2013 at 9:44 p.m.
    CD, stay home and get well. Plenty of season left for you. Thrilled you are onboard! (And prefer to have you 100% healthy, and play for the home fans first).

  1. tom brown
    commented on: August 6, 2013 at 11:31 p.m.
    I have always thought Dempsey was lazy. If he is not in shape that would lend creedence as to why Spurs dumped him. I have heard from a good source why Spurs parted ways with Dempsey: He kept giving up the ball. Could not hold possession. This from a guy who has seen every Spurs game in the year.

  1. David Mozeshtam
    commented on: August 6, 2013 at 11:46 p.m.
    And did you see any Spurs game last season?

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: August 7, 2013 at 9:36 a.m.
    A good source. That would be some guy blathering on the internet. Works for me. Shaking my head!


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