Sounders and Fulham complete loan for Dempsey

U.S. national team captain Clint Dempsey will be returning to

Fulham on a two-month loan from the Seattle Sounders.

Dempsey passed a medical test with the Cottagers last week, and

the loan was completed Tuesday. No dates were announced for when

Dempsey would join Fulham or return to Seattle. But the expectation

is he would come back before the Sounders opener in March against

defending MLS champion Sporting Kansas City.

Dempsey scored 60 goals in 225 games for Fulham from 2007-12,

including 50 goals in 184 Premier League matches. He spent a season

at Tottenham before moving to Major League Soccer in August and

joining the Sounders. Dempsey appeared in 12 games for Seattle and

finished with a disappointing one goal and one assist in his first

season back in MLS.