United States superstar Clint Dempsey announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending a 14-year career that spanned two countries, four club teams and one of the best international careers in American history.
The Texas native naturally received a grand sendoff on social media, from every team and player he’s impacted.
Former clubs, leagues pay tribute
— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) August 29, 2018
— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) August 29, 2018
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 29, 2018
You inspired more than a country @clint_dempsey. Enjoy retirement.
— Premier League USA (@PLinUSA) August 29, 2018
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 29, 2018
First USA player to score at #WorldCup in three consecutive editions
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) August 29, 2018
— New England Revolution (@NERevolution) August 29, 2018
— Don Garber (@thesoccerdon) August 29, 2018
The imagination. The skill. The determination.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 29, 2018
Teammates, soccer legends show appreciation
An absolute legend in our game who helped change the perception of what It means to be an American footballer. It was an honor to suit up with you and always a challenge to go up against you.
— Tim Howard (@TimHowardGK) August 29, 2018
— Geoff Cameron (@GeoffCameron) August 29, 2018
— Kellyn Acosta (@KellynAcosta) August 29, 2018
Congrats on an unbelievable career my dude. @clint_dempsey
Arguably the best American ever produced…
— herculez gomez (@herculezg) August 29, 2018
Congrats @clint_dempsey on an incredible career. Your passion and creativity brought our game to a new level. Wishing you and your family the best. Thank you.
— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) August 29, 2018
A big SHOUT OUT to @clint_dempsey on staying true to himself throughout his career, which led to him being one of the best players we have ever produced in this country.
It was an honor to play with and against you, my friend.
— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) August 29, 2018
Media members join chorus of praise
A great @premierleague player. A great @MLS player. A great @ussoccer_mnt player. Doesn’t matter where or who he did it for, @clint_dempsey was a great player whenever he put the shirt on. Best of luck Clint. pic.twitter.com/5iMfIvM2GO
— The 2 Robbies (@The2RobbiesNBC) August 29, 2018
— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) August 29, 2018
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) August 29, 2018
— Stu Holden (@stuholden) August 29, 2018
Deuce is done.
Thank you for all that you’ve done for soccer in the States @clint_dempsey . Hope the fish are biting.
— Rob Stone (@RobStoneONFOX) August 29, 2018
I remember first time I saw @clint_dempsey play. He was a long-haired rookie so I already liked him, but when I saw the courage & personality in his game I immediately knew he was special. Players like Clint only come around so often, feel so fortunate I got to play by his side. pic.twitter.com/HZyWjz4MCs
— Kyle Martino (@kylemartino) August 29, 2018
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