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Dempsey treated for irregular heartbeat

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TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) Seattle Sounders and U.S. national team forward Clint Dempsey will miss Sunday's MLS match against Portland as he undergoes evaluations for an irregular heartbeat.

The Sounders announced Dempsey's status Friday, two days before their Cascadia showdown against the Timbers. He will miss at least Sunday's game but his status beyond that is still to be determined.

Dempsey played 90 minutes and scored two goals in Seattle's 3-1 win over Portland last Sunday. He did not make the trip to Houston for the Sounders' midweek game, remaining in Seattle, although the team said that decision was made separately from the irregular heartbeat issue. The team said: "As the medical process unfolds and information is gathered internally, no other details are being made publicly available at this time."

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