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EA inks Dempsey to multi-year endorsement deal

Clint Dempsey

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Not only did returning to Major League Soccer make Clint Dempsey one of the highest paid players in the league, but his stature with the U.S. Men’s National Team has earned him a big-money endorsement deal with Electronic Arts.

EA announced on Monday that they had signed Dempsey to a multi-year endorsement contract, making the Seattle Sounders forward an EA Sports Football Ambassador. Dempsey, who earned his 100th cap in the USMNT’s defeat in Costa Rica last Friday, is making his EA commercial debut in a new GameStop ad for FIFA14 that begins airing on Monday.

“Having been a longtime fan of the EA SPORTS FIFA franchise, I am thrilled to join the FIFA team,” Dempsey said in a statement. “The FIFA games have played an important role in bringing many new fans to soccer in the United States and it’s awesome to partner with the team to continue the great work they’ve already been doing.”

FIFA14 will officially launch in North America on September 24. Despite this news, Javier Hernandez and Lionel Messi have been selected to grace the game’s cover in this region.


What do you think of this news? Excited to see Dempsey as a future face of FIFA 14 in the U.S.?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Steven C

    Not that anyone cares about my purchasing habits, but… holding out until November when it gets released for the Xbox One.


      • Joe

        Kevin- The lamest comment I have heard on here in some time. You can take your PS3 elsewhere.


      • Rory

        EA better put a good one on the Wii U.

        Seriously, that touch screen in the controller would be AWESOME if you could do your manual marking assignments on it.


      • Falsify

        Why is Kevin’s comment lame? Some people don’t want to support a product that was initially designed to allow the NSA to SPY on people.


    • Travis

      Im holding out until it is out on ps4 in November, can’t convince myself to buy the game twice


    • OneLegged

      *Starts* producing?

      He led the USMNT in scoring last year, and up until several games ago I’m pretty sure he led USMNT in scoring in 2013.


  • AlexH

    Deals like this can only help soccer especially if it came about due to Dempsey’s move back to the states. If our better players can earn endorsement deals by staying / returning home this diminishes the salary disadvantage that MLS has against other leagues.


  • Quit whining about soccer in the US

    This is EXACTLY what we need. Money coming in from other sources. Not enough money in soccer, especially in the US where there are not enough soccer fans, not enough money,

    Find a way…to get em paid.


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