Sounders expect Clint Dempsey in lineup for season opener
TUKWILA, Wash. -- Clint Dempsey is on the verge of making his return to Major League Soccer after more than six months away due to a heart issue. Dempsey is expected to be in the lineup when the Seattle Sounders open the season on Saturday at Houston. Seattle general manager Garth Lagerwey and coach Brian Schmetzer indicated Tuesday that Dempsey will be in the lineup against the Dynamo, although how much he plays will be watched closely.