FILE - In this March 7, 2018, file photo, Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, left, celebrates with defender Will Bruin, right, after Dempsey scored a goal against Guadalajara during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match in Seattle. Former U.S. national team captain and Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement, effective immediately. In a statement issued Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, by the Sounders, the 35-year-old Dempsey said he believes it’s the right time to step away from the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
FILE - In this March 7, 2018, file photo, Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, left, celebrates with defender Will Bruin, right, after Dempsey scored a goal against Guadalajara during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match in Seattle. Former U.S. national team captain and Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement, effective immediately. In a statement issued Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, by the Sounders, the 35-year-old Dempsey said he believes it’s the right time to step away from the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) Ted S. Warren AP
FILE - In this March 7, 2018, file photo, Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, left, celebrates with defender Will Bruin, right, after Dempsey scored a goal against Guadalajara during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match in Seattle. Former U.S. national team captain and Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement, effective immediately. In a statement issued Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, by the Sounders, the 35-year-old Dempsey said he believes it’s the right time to step away from the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) Ted S. Warren AP

For Demspey, it’s over. Sounders’ star retires immediately

August 29, 2018 11:58 AM