Next Game

USA v Azerbaijan

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 16:00

International Match

Last Game

USA 2 - 2 Mexico

Thursday, 03 April 2014, 04:00

International Match

Klinsmann calls for Dempsey

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called up Clint Dempsey to his squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Last Updated: 03/09/12 at 09:06

Clint Dempsey: Called up by America

Clint Dempsey: Called up by America

Forward set to face Jamaica

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called up Clint Dempsey to his squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers and he insists he is ready to throw him straight in.

Dempsey has barely played any football this summer after his deadline day move to Tottenham from Fulham.

Before his switch, Demspey was training with Fulham's youth team after falling out with the club - which means he has seen little action.

But Klinsmann insists he is ready to use him for their double-header against Jamaica.

"We are absolutely open to throwing him in the water right away in Jamaica if he's really in a good physical condition and feeling really fine," Klinsmann said.

"There will never be a game where we have everybody 100 per cent on board. It's just the way soccer works."

Klinsmann admits he is happy to see Dempsey's future resolved.

"First of all, we are happy that this whole thing was finalised," Klinsmann said.

"It is really important now that Clint can put this behind him. It was not all the time pretty what happened the last couple of months.

"Obviously he dragged this with him the whole summer. He was concerned about it, which is normal. I'm happy the decision was finally made and finally the move happened. Now he comes in and we'll evaluate him.

"We'll test his fitness level right away when he comes in. Based on all that information we can see how we play him in those two very, very important World Cup qualifiers."

In total Klinsmann has called up six Premier League players in the shape of Demspey, Brad Guzan, Tim Howard, Geoff Cameron, Maurice Edu and Jonathan Spector.

Squad in full:

Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago), Nick Rimando (Salt Lake), 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), 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), Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna)

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Thomas Vermaelen tells Arsenal to forget the FA Cup for now

Captain Thomas Vermaelen has ordered his Arsenal team-mates to forget about their FA Cup final with Hull - for now.

Premier League: Leighton Baines says Everton more positive under Roberto Martinez

Leighton Baines says Everton's success this season is down to the positivity brought to the club by Roberto Martinez.

Transfer news: David Moyes aware Manchester United may struggle to add early

David Moyes admits Man United could struggle to secure their top transfer targets in time for the start of pre-season.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property