"Clint's not a little boy, he's a seasoned veteran. He knows what he needs and what it takes to perform at the highest level. So there's no question that I think Seattle and MLS can offer him that."
-- U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard
on whether Clint Dempsey
's play with the national team might suffer without the high-intensity environment of the English
Premier League to push him. (MLSSoccer.com