The 31-year-old has however recently looked back to his best - seemingly revitalised from a loan spell back at Fulham, which itself was uninspiring.
He bagged a goal recently against Toronto FC - but unfortunately his former team-mate Jermain Defoe had already scored two goals for the Canadian outfit.
But he suffered another setback recently when he was given a two game suspension. In the same game v Toronto he decided to slap his opposing marker Mark Bloom in the groin and received the suspension retroactively.
Last night saw Seattle Sounders take on Portland Timbers - and draw a stunning game 4-4.
And in Dempsey’s first game since returning from suspension - he scored a terrific hat-trick.
He bagged two goals in the final five minutes to save the game against their Washington rivals.