So USMNT captain and tenuous Tottenham Hotspur attacker Clint Dempsey was spotted in the San Francisco airport on Thursday, touching off a Twitterstorm of speculation.

He was on his way to sign with Seattle.

He was on his way to sign with Portland.

He was in town to sign with Everton, which is run out of San Francisco.

There’s no telling what the truth is. But after a while, the hashtag #dempseywatch was trending on Twitter.

God bless #Murica.


UPDATE: Seattle came up with enough cash to land Dempsey (a $9 million transfer free to Tottenham, plus $8 million in annual salary for four years), in one of the biggest and most important signings in MLS history.