The news that Clint Dempsey is headed back to MLS was a shocking and a surprising one too. The Sounders will pay Spurs a $9 million transfer fee to acquire the 30-year Dempsey’s rights while the wide-forward's reported base salary will be of $32 million over four years. For Sounders coach Sigi Schmid the move was right. This move is a huge for Seattle and MLS. It's the same for Dempsey? The move is shocking as Dempsey, with 2014 World Cup less than a year away, opted to made a step back on his career returning to MLS for the first time since he left in 2006, after productive spells at Fulham and Tottenham. Dempsey didin't face the troubles Landon Donovan had overseas, passing several seasons there scoring regularly. When he became expendable and Spurs decided to part ways with him, Dempsey pick a move back to MLS instead to look for another European signature. It was against Jurgen Klinsmann demanding that his players play at the highest level. Before Dempsey, both Clarence Goodson and Carlos Bocanegra decided to come back in MLS but they are players with a modest background. Sure, money was no doubt a big factor as Dempsey received an offer he couldn't refuse. But it's enough for a player to forget his ambition and made a step backward?