Major League Soccer (MLS) side Seattle Sounders would get to keep star player Clint Dempsey much longer, according to reports. The general manager Garth Lagerwey said the club would keep Dempsey for another year as they get salary help.

Dempsey will feature in the 2018 season and the club would have salary flexibility to have a good squad that can seek a third straight title in the Western Conference. Dempsey will be the designated status man for the 2018 term. His previous deal had a team option but it was affecting the club’s salary cap.