Clint Dempsey is excited to be returning to the MLS after signing for Seattle Sounders.

The United States national team captain was unveiled in front of a packed crowd at the Sounders' CenturyLink Field before their home fixture against Dallas on Saturday ending speculation about his future after his departure from Tottenham was confirmed.

Dempsey spent seven seasons in England with Fulham and Tottenham. After a frustrating season at White Hart Lane last term though he is delighted to be back in the MLS.

"I am very excited about coming back to the MLS and thrilled to be joining Sounders FC" he told the club's official website.

"Having recently played in Seattle with the national team I experienced the incredible atmosphere and the passion from the supporters first-hand.

"It’s going to be an honor to represent the fans in Seattle."

Dempsey joins new signing Marcus Hahnemann in the Sounders' squad and the 30-year-old will occupy their third designated-player spot.