Sounders FC’s superstar signing Clint Dempsey stayed on the East Coast following Saturday’s 2-1 road win at Toronto FC.
The U.S. men’s national team captain stuck around to do a bevy of interviews Monday with print and broadcast media. He, of course, is one of the few players who really resonate beyond established MLS fans, so you saw him on shows and places you don’t often see guys in this league.
Back home, the Sounders had a formal day off from training, particularly as half the team played a reserve game Sunday night in Florida, and Dempsey should be ready when practice resumes Wednesday.
Here is a list of the outlets that interviewed Dempsey during his tour (with links where available):
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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” — (replay of video interview here)
ABC’s “Good Morning America” — (replay of video interview here)
The Dan Patrick Show — (YouTube video of interview here)
Sports Illustrated — (Q&A with Grant Wahl here and video interview here)
ESPNFC.com — (piece by Roger Bennett here)
New York Times — (piece by George Vecsey here)
CNN International — (replay of video interview here)
ESPN television’s “ESPNFC” — (replay of video interview here)
CBS Evening News — (replay of video interview here)
National Public Radio — (audio interview here)
Associated Press TV
NBC Sporting Network’s “MLS Insider” — (replay of episode here).
Sky Sports — (replay of video interview here)