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Dempsey set to miss USA friendlies

Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey (2)
Clint Dempsey was forced to withdraw from USA's squad due to injury.
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CHICAGO (AP)

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Clint Dempsey and Fabian Johnson have been dropped from the United States roster for exhibition games at Scotland and Austria.

Dempsey strained his right calf during training Wednesday. The forward joined Seattle last summer from Tottenham.

Johnson has been bothered by his right ankle, and the midfielder is traveling back to Hoffenheim, his club in the Germany Bundesliga. The US plays Scotland on Friday and Austria on Tuesday.

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Roster

Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)

Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Michael Orozco (Puebla)

Midfielders: Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes), Michael Bradley (Roma), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City)

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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