Notes:Forward ... 31 years old ... 6-foot-1 ... 170 lbs ... Plays for the Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) ... First played for USMNT in 2005 ... Played college soccer at Furman University (2001-03). Outlook: The United States captain returned to MLS this summer after a successful career in England, and will be a crucial cog in the American set-up. Dempsey is a perfect foil in attack for a target-man like Jozy Altidore, who is expected to lead the line for coach Jurgen Klinsmann. However, groin soreness forced him out of the Azerbaijan match, and his health could be something to watch as the team prepares for Brazil.
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