Fans flocked to see the 30-year-old’s home debut.
Clint Dempsey was the star attraction for Seattle Sounders on Sunday as they drew in a record crowd for the match against Portland Timbers.
The 30-year-old’s mere involvement saw the stands swell as 67,385 supporters flocked to see him pull on a Sounders shirt for the first time at at CenturyLink Field in a 1-0 victory, marking it as the largest-ever attendance for a soccer game in Seattle.
If there were ever any doubts over the popularity of the MLS in the United States, they were laid to rest in the Emerald City.
If someone tries to tell you that soccer isn’t a big deal in the US, show them this picture of CenturyLink Field -> pic.twitter.com/eNsHzBC20u
— ESPN (@espn) August 26, 2013