The 30-year-old made played his first game in front of a record crowd at CenturyLink Field
Portland Timbers defender Pa Modou Kah has mocked Clint Dempsey after an under-par home debut for Seattle Sounders on Sunday.
The 30-year-old was greeted by a record crowd for his first Rave Green game at CenturyLink Field since returning to Major League Soccer at the beginning of August, but failed to bag that elusive goal despite being presented with four shots and a couple of clear scoring opportunities.
After all the pre-match hype surrounding the game Kah believes the Sounders fans were shortchanged by Dempsey and the 33-year-old, who spent a decade playing in Europe himself, scoffed at suggestions that the former Tottenham man sets the standard in the MLS.
“He’s the best player in MLS?” Kah stated to Oregon Live. “If he’s the best…I’ve seen much, much better in Europe.”
Kah also seized the opportunity to take a swipe at Dempsey’s departure from Spurs, adding: “If he was so good, he would still be with Tottenham.”
The Timbers’ Gambian enforcer proved a pivotal figure in the Sounders’ 1-0 victory as it was his yellow card foul on Eddie Johnson that led to the striker converting the winning goal from Mauro Rosales’ free kick in the 60th minute.