MNT Oct 9, 2011
Dempsey has Produced throughout his Career for the National Team
Clint Dempsey has proven himself a consistent goal scorer throughout his eight year career with the national team. He debuted in 2004, playing 25 minutes as a sub and in every year since he's managed to score at least two goals. No matter what position he plays, you can pretty much guarantee Deuce will find the net with some consistency. In fact, his streak of scoring in seven straight years is bested only by Brian McBride and Eric Wynalda (11 seasons) and Joe-Max Moore (9 seasons) since 1990.
As a result, Dempsey is moving up the all-time scoring charts and with 23 goals he's closing down Moore for 4th all-time (Moore had 24 goals). Dempsey is also fifth in All-Time points with 55 from 78 caps (again he's behind Moore, who had 62 in 100 caps).
Dempsey's stinging drive against Honduras was his fourth goal of 2011, marking the fourth time he's scored four goals in a calendar year (Landon Donovan is the only other player to accomplish this feat). Four goals also ties Dempsey's career-high, so if he gets on the scoresheet for the game against Ecuador it will mark another milestone for a player making a mark on the MNT record books.