Dempsey included in US squad for WCup qualifiers
CHICAGO, Ill. ● Two days after a surprise move to Tottenham, Clint Dempsey has been selected in the United States squad for its upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica.
Dempsey, who sat out the first week of the English Premier League season while his move was finalized, was one of 25 players in the squad announced Sunday by coach Jurgen Klinsmann. The Americans travel to Kingston for a game Friday, then host the Reggae Boyz four days later in Columbus, Ohio. The teams are tied on top of Group A with four points each, though the Americans have the edge in goal differential.
The Americans are unbeaten against Jamaica, winning 10 and drawing eight matches, but have never won a World Cup qualifier in Jamaica.
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago), Nick Rimando (Salt Lake).
Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Maurice Edu (Stoke), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham).
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Brek Shea (Dallas), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Kansas City).
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna).