Furman alumnus Dempsey to appear on Letterman show tonight

July 8, 2014 

Fresh off leading the U.S. men’s national soccer team to the knockout round of 16 in consecutive World Cups, Furman alumnus Clint Dempsey will appear as a guest on “Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday (11:35 p.m., CBS).

Dempsey became the first American to score in three World Cups. Thirty seconds into the U.S.’s World Cup opener against Ghana, the team captain drilled a left-footed shot inside the far post. It was the fifth-fastest goal in World Cup history and the fastest by an American.

The U.S. won 2-1, though Dempsey suffered a broken nose later when he was struck by the left shin of Ghana’s John Boye while competing for a ball in the air.

Dempsey also scored a goal in a 2-2 draw with Portugal.

This was likely the final World Cup for Dempsey, 31. Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid has said he expects Dempsey to return for the Sounders’ MLS match on Sunday against Portland.

This fall, Dempsey is slated to release his first rap album, “The Redux.” There has been no word if he will provide a preview on stage with Letterman.

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