Ex-Tottenham star Clint Dempsey nets twice in season opener

The gifted attacker bagged a brace in Seattle Sounders’ 3-0 victory over New England Revolution.

Former Tottenham attacker Clint Dempsey played an essential role in Seattle Sounders’ 3-0 victory over New England Revolution yesterday.

The 32-year-old bagged a brace in the MLS season opener, confirming a comprehensive victory for the CenturyLink Field outfit.

Ex-Newcastle attacker Obafemi Martins netted the other goal.

Dempsey’s scoring record since returning to his homeland has been excellent, with the American netting 16 times in 27 starts for his club in 2014.

Although Dempsey is now being used in a central striking role, there is certainly an argument to suggest that his versatility and goal threat would be useful at former side Spurs.

In a solitary campaign at White Hart Lane, the veteran scored seven Premier League goals for the North London club, including in two separate clashes with Manchester United and in a memorable victory over Manchester City.

Tottenham’s options on the right-hand side of their attack this season have failed to consistently deliver, with the likes of Andros Townsend and Erik Lamela blowing hot and cold.

As such, Dempsey’s experience and ability to get into scoring positions could well have been a boost for the North Londoners.

Although Spurs reaped a significant profit when they sold the American, there is a feeling that it could well have been a season or two too early.

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