Dempsey included on US roster for WCup qualifiers

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Two days after a surprise move to Tottenham, Clint Dempsey has been named to the U.S. men's roster 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 on the roster 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 atop Group A with four points each, though the Americans have the edge in goal differential.

The Americans are unbeaten against the Reggae Boyz with a 10-0-8 record, but have never won a World Cup qualifier in Jamaica.