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FILE - In this Jan 20, 2013, file photo, Tottenham Hotspur's Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring a goal against Manchester United during an English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane stadium in London. Dempsey is returning to Major League Soccer, ending his six-year spell in English soccer.The 30-year-old Dempsey played for the New England Revolution from 2004-06 before joining Fulham in 2007. He moved to Tottenham last summer and scored 12 goals in 43 games, but wasn't a regular. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
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FILE - In this Jan 20, 2013, file photo, Tottenham Hotspur's Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring a goal against Manchester United during an English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane stadium in London. Dempsey is returning to Major League Soccer, ending his six-year spell in English soccer.The 30-year-old Dempsey played for the New England Revolution from 2004-06 before joining Fulham in 2007. He moved to Tottenham last summer and scored 12 goals in 43 games, but wasn't a regular. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

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