$9m former Spurs star scores hat-trick in first game after groin slap ban

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Clint Dempsey was the hero for Seattle Sounders in MLS yesterday.

Since Tottenham Hotspur sold Clint Dempsey back to MLS in a deal worth $9 million in August 2013 the USMNT star has not exactly set North America alight at new club Seattle Sounders.

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.

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