Soccer world tweets adulation, appreciation for retiring Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement from professional soccer at the age of 35. (Getty)

United States superstar Clint Dempsey announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending a 14-year career that spanned two countries, four club teams and one of the best international careers in American history.

The Texas native naturally received a grand sendoff on social media, from every team and player he’s impacted.

Former clubs, leagues pay tribute

Teammates, soccer legends show appreciation

Media members join chorus of praise

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