"There has been a lot of talk, a lot of speculation, a lot of media stuff for me but what I enjoy is being on the field and playing. It’s what I dreamed about as a kid, being a professional soccer player, and to be able to do that when you are on the field it is home. So it was good to get on the field, get some touches, mix it up with the boys and get familiar with this league again."
-- Clint Dempsey on his Seattle Sounders' debut in a 2-1 win at Toronto FC. He came on the 34th minute for injured Obafemi Martins to make his first MLS appearance since MLS Cup 2006. (Seattle Times)