08/05/2013 05:43 pm ET

How Seattle's Stunning Clint Dempsey Deal Got Done


On the morning of July 18, Seattle Sounders part-owner and general manager Adrian Hanauer was reading the newspaper at his home in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle when a call came from Todd Durbin, the MLS executive VP in charge of negotiating player deals for the single-entity league.

"Adrian, there's a chance you could get Clint Dempsey," Durbin told him.

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