Former US captain Clint Dempsey announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending his 15-year career, making him one of the best American players in history.Dempsey participated in three FIFA World Cups, scoring each game, including a dramatic goal of the 2014 team's victory over Ghana's opening moment.

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In his national team, Dempsey and former teammate Donovan scored 57 goals and shared the honor of the national team history shooter. The 35-year-old Dempsey played 141 games for the US national team, ranked third in team history, and contributed 21 assists, ranking fourth in team history.

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Dempsey was born in Nacodochs, Texas. In 2003, he represented the US U20 in the World Youth Championship and helped the team reach the quarter-finals. In 2004, Dempsey joined the New England Revolution and was voted the best newcomer of the year.Soon after, Dempsey played the first show for the first team of the US national team. In the friendly match against England in May 2005, although the United States lost to the opponent with a score of 1 to 2, Dempsey ushered in the national team's goal.
Dempsey played for the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cup on behalf of the US national team. He is the only player in the history of the US national team to score goals in three World Cups. In the 2014 World Cup, Dempsey led the national team as a captain and broke into the knockout. In addition, Dempsey also helped the US national team win three gold medals in Central America and the Caribbean, which occurred in 2005, 2007 and 2017 respectively. In the 2015 Gold Cup, Dempsey also won the Golden Boot with 6 goals. In the 2009 Confederations Cup, Dempsey scored 3 goals to help the United States break into the final.

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Dempsey spent seven years in the Premier League of Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur. His 50 Premier League goals in Fulham are club records, and his 17 goals in the 2011-12 season were the most in the season. He was named the fourth-best player in the league this season.
In 2013, Dempsey returned to the United States to play for the Seattle Sounders team, sparking a trend, seeing several national team stars from Europe to sign the Major League football team.

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In Seattle, he scored 57 goals in all competitions, but only played once this season and saw limited playing time before the announcement on Wednesday.