Photos: Clint Dempsey Retires

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1 of 12 Supporters hold a sign that reads “Thank You Deuce” as Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, right, watches video tributes to him, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Seattle, during a pre-match ceremony in his honor after he announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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2 of 12 Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, right, kisses the head of his son Clayton as he stands with his wife Bethany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Seattle, during a pre-match ceremony to honor Dempsey, who announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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3 of 12 A man marching with the Emerald City Supporters during the traditional March to the Match holds a poster honoring Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, before an MLS soccer match between the Sounders and Sporting Kansas City in Seattle. Dempsey, who announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier in the week, was scheduled to be honored with an on-field ceremony before the match. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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4 of 12 Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey watches video tributes to him, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Seattle, during a pre-match ceremony in his honor after he announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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5 of 12 Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, left, reacts as his son Jackson wraps himself in the honorary golden scarf given to Dempsey by Seattle Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer, right, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Seattle, during a pre-match ceremony to honor Dempsey, who announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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6 of 12 Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey takes a photo with a supporter, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Seattle, following a pre-match ceremony in his honor after he announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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7 of 12 Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey applauds supporters as he walks off the field, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Seattle, following a pre-match ceremony in his honor after he announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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8 of 12 Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, left, leaves the field, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, following a pre-match ceremony in Seattle, in his honor after he announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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9 of 12 The Emerald City Supporters hold up scarves during the traditional March to the Match, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, before an MLS soccer match between the Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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10 of 12 Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, center, wipes his face as he stands with his family, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Seattle, during a pre-match ceremony to honor him after he announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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11 of 12 Arlando Norwood, left, hands out commemorative posters honoring Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, before an MLS soccer match between the Sounders and Sporting Kansas City in Seattle. Dempsey, who announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier in the week, was scheduled to be honored with an on-field ceremony before the match. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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12 of 12 Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey salutes supporters, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Seattle, during a pre-match ceremony in his honor after he announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Travis Ness: 206-464-2127 or tness@seattletimes.com.