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Ex-Fulham, Tottenham star Dempsey: I didn't want to have a Seattle Sounders goose egg

Clint Dempsey was more than delighted to finally have scored his first MLS goal for the Seattle Sounders on the weekend.

The former Fulham and Tottenham ace opened the scoring for the Sounders on the half-hour mark of their eventual 1-1 draw with back-to-back MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy and admitted it was a nice feeling to have broken his maiden status.

"It is always good to score. You don't want to have a goose egg for the season," said the USA international.

"It is good to get on the score sheet and hopefully they will start coming a little easier now. I knew that it was just a matter of time, but more important are the goals that we will be scoring from here on out.

"Those will count the most because they are coming in the playoffs. We need those to get the results we want and to get far [in the playoffs]."

Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid was also in a positive mindframe after seeing Dempsey tally for the first time in a green shirt.

"It was good to see Clint score. I think that was important for him. It takes a lot of pressure off of him," he said.

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