Dempsey scored two goals and added an assist in Seattle’s 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on July 4 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, extending the club’s unbeaten mark to three straight games. The second leading goalscorer in United States Men’s National Team history, Dempsey now has seven goals and two assists for Sounders FC this season. With the victory, Seattle now sits in seventh place in the Western Conference standings with 24 points (7-7-3 overall record).
A three-time World Cup participant with the United States, Dempsey gave Seattle an early 1-0 lead in the eighth minute, receiving a pass from teammate Joevin Jones in the middle of the box and firing a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Tim Howard (Watch Goal). Dempsey would add an assist to his day in the 30th minute, fully extending his right foot to redirect a cross towards Will Bruin, who finished with a right-footed shot to give Seattle the 2-0 advantage (Watch Assist).
With Sounders FC up late in the match, Dempsey iced the game with a tremendous goal to give Seattle a 3-1 lead in the 85th minute. Bruin headed goalkeeper Stefan Frei’s long goal kick down the field, setting up Dempsey’s dazzling left-footed shot from well outside the box to complete the brace (Watch Goal).
Seattle Sounders FC returns to action on Wednesday, July 19 when hosting D.C. United at CenturyLink Field (10:30 p.m. ET, MLS Live).