Unstoppable Clint Dempsey puts on a show in Seattle

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Former Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham man Clint Dempsey scored twice and set one up in a scintillating performance on Saturday.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham star has been in superb form so far this season, and put on a show with an incredible display against the Rapids, much to the delight of the home crowd.

The 31-year-old set up Seattle’s first goal of the game just before halftime, as he latched on to an Obafemi Martins through ball to round the keeper before teeing up Lamar Neagle, who fired into the open net from two yards out.

Dempsey then scored twice in five minutes at the beginning of the second half as he stole the show.

His first saw him play an extremely skillful pass into Marco Pappa, whose shot was spilled by Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin, allowing Dempsey to chip the ball into the back of the net.

The man nicknamed ‘Deuce’ added his second just five minutes later, leaping above the four Rapids players surrounding him to head into the top corner.

Sounders fans will be delighted with the performance they saw from their team, especially the attacking flair involved in the final third, with Dempsey so often at the heart of every move.

The American is the top scorer in the MLS, with eight goals despite only playing in six of Seattle’s eight games.

He also has three assists in that time, and has contributed at least a goal or an assist in each of his six appearances so far this season.

The Sounders have now won three games in a row. They sit at the top of the Western Conference, and are the best team in the MLS right now.

Dempsey is clearly enjoying his first full-season in Seattle since joining from Tottenham last August, and will hope his fine form continues into the World Cup with the USA.

The U.S National Team and Sounders captain is leading by example and will need to be at his best if the USA are to escape a tricky looking group in Brazil.

Jurgen Klinsmann's side will face up against Germany, Portugal and Ghana in Group G and will need their talismanic captain to put in performances like the one on Saturday if they are to enjoy success this summer.

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