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Clint Dempsey Poses For Pictures in Airports, MLS Fans Speculate

Clint Dempsey AirportClint Dempsey has been rumored to be on the move, after an often frustrating season at Tottenham. Recent airport activity ramped up hopeful speculation that move could be to MLS. [UPDATE: One UK outlet suggests he's negotiating with Everton.]

Dempsey posed for a picture with a fan at SFO, wearing the same outfit he wore in Heathrow hours earlier. He was not on the fan’s connecting flight to Seattle.

Tottenham play a friendly with AS Monaco on Aug. 3. The next USMNT match, on Aug. 14, is in Sarajevo. Let’s hope he did not go to Vail for a consult with Dr. Steadman.

Either Dempsey is back stateside for personal reasons, or there is significant smoke.

The American captain moved to Spurs for around $10 million last summer at peak value. A number less than that could put him in play for MLS, theoretically. Matching Dempsey’s contract, two years and nearly $15 million left, would make him the highest paid player in MLS.

Turning 31 in March, perhaps a fat DP contract and stable playing time ahead of the World Cup may not sound so bad. Though joining Roberto Martinez’ experiment in Merseyside would have a bit more caché.

Your official hashtag appears to be #DempseyWatch2013.

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