Clint Dempsey is almost set to join US compatriots Brian McBride and Carlos Bocanegra at Fulham. The only issue seems to be the prerequisite playing time in international matches under new work permit rules. Demspey’s injuries have curtailed his international appearances. A tribunal will decide Dempsey’s fate. If the deal is not scuppered then Dempsey will add to the growing ranks of US players in the top flight of the FA.