Clint Dempsey Scores In His Seattle Sounders Return After Six Months Out

The result wasn’t what Clint Dempsey and the defending MLS Cup champions wanted, a 2-1 defeat to Houston Dynamo to start their 2017 season, but the USMNT player and his club will be delighted that he was able to play 90 minutes and score a goal after six months out with an irregular heartbeat.

Dempsey was sidelined last August after the issue was diagnosed, making him a spectator for Seattle’s improbable MLS Cup triumph, but he was cleared to return to play this preseason. Dempsey picked up right where he left off for Seattle, scoring their lone goal in a 2-1 defeat to Houston.

The Soccer Dogs Of 2016

WeRateDogs is my favorite thing on the internet, notwithstanding the Internet thing that pays me money. WeRateDogs made a video called "The Dogs of 2016" and it was full of good dogs.

Because my boss isn't here, I took the video and thought of a soccer thing for each dog. Follow along!

0:01: James Rodriguez

0:03: Arsenal in the Champions League

0:06: Liverpool’s defense

0:11: Andrea Pirlo

0:23: N’Golo Kante

0:27: Nicklas Bendtner

0:33: Wayne Rooney

0:44: Xabi Alonso