Clint Dempsey has signed a new contract with the Seattle Sounders, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. Sources said Dempsey has signed a one-year deal worth between $1.5-2 million, and he will remain one of the team's three designated players. Dempsey's current contract, which according to the MLS Players' Union will pay him $3.89m in guaranteed compensation in 2017, is set to expire at the end of the current campaign, though Seattle held a club option. As such, there was speculation that this season might be Dempsey's last, at least in Seattle, and the fact that the U.S failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup seemed to make it less likely he would return.