Clint Dempsey again demonstrated his ability to score goals in a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.
Early in the second half, the American scored twice in the space of five minutes to put the gloss on what was a comprehensive victory for Seattle Sounders.
The former Tottenham player also turned provider when he set up Lamar Neagle’s goal in first-half stoppage time.
The fourth goal came from former Birmingham and Newcastle forward Obafemi Martins when he struck in the 75th minute.
Dempsey has now scored eight goals in six appearances this season and his performances have helped the Sounders in their climb to the top of the Western Conference with 16 points.
Indeed, Dempsey’s eight goals are enough for him to be the top scorer in the MLS; Eric Torres sits in second place with six goals.
Second placed FC Dallas are level on points with Seattle but have an inferior goal difference.
Dempsey – who has also played for New England Revolution and Fulham – returned to the MLS in 2013 looking to revitalise his career ahead of the 2014 World Cup after a disappointing single season at Tottenham.
During his time at Fulham, Dempsey was one of the first names on the team sheet and made 225 appearances in five and a half seasons, scoring 60 goals, with 17 league goals coming in his final season at Craven Cottage.
Despite having less of an influence at Spurs, the American still managed a return of seven goals in 29 appearances.
Sounders fans are certainly enjoying their talisman's performances and no doubt hope they will continue.
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