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Dempsey returns to Fulham lineup for loan finale
March 1st, 2014 3:30PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Of the seven European-based field players eligible for Wednesday's Ukraine-USA game, all but Brek Shea started on Saturday. That includes Clint Dempsey, who made his first appearance for last-place English Premier League club Fulham in more than three weeks and started in its 3-1 loss at home to London rival Chelsea, which has opened up a four-lead at the top. Dempsey missed a golden opportunity with a header in the third minute in his last game before returning to the Seattle Sounders.

Friday ...

Jermaine Jones
returned to action for the first time since Dec. 21, debuting for Turkish club Besiktas and playing 57 minutes in its 0-0 tie with visiting Antalyaspor.

Sunday:

Jozy Altidore
should become the fourth American to play in the English League Cup final as Sunderland faces Manchester City Sunday for the Capital One Cup at Wembley (live on beIN Sports USA and beIN Sports en Espanol at 9 a.m. ET).

U.S. World Cup Hopefuls:
GOALKEEPERS:
Saturday:
Cory Cropper (did not dress), Southampton (England), vs. Liverpool
Tim Howard (90 minutes), Everton (England), 1-0 vs. West Ham United
Sunday:
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa (England), vs. Norwich City

DEFENDERS:
Friday:
John Brooks (on bench), Hertha Berlin (Germany), 0-0 vs. Freiburg
Saturday:
Geoff Cameron (90 minutes), Stoke City (England), 1-0 vs. Arsenal
Edgar Castillo (did not dress-en route to Frankfurt), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-1 at Veracruz
Timmy Chandler (did not dress-injured), Nuremberg (Germany), 0-3 at Borussia Dortmund
Steven Cherundolo (did not dress-injured), Hannover 96 (Germany), 1-1 at Augsburg
Eric Lichaj (45 minutes), Nottingham Forest (England D2), 1-4 vs. Wigan Athletic
Oguchi Onyewu (90 minutes), Sheffield Wed. (England D2), 1-0 vs. Middlesbrough
Will Packwood (90 minutes), Birmingham City (England D2), 0-1 at Ipswich Town
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 4-0 vs. Blackburn Rovers
Sunday:
DaMarcus Beasley, Puebla (Mexico), vs. Queretaro
Michael Orozco, Puebla (Mexico), vs. Queretaro

MIDFIELDERS:
Friday:

Alejandro Bedoya (66 minutes), Nantes (France), 0-2 at Evian
Jermaine Jones (57 minutes), Besiktas (Turkey), 0-0 vs. Antalyaspor
Saturday:
Joe Corona
(sub: 70 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-1 at Veracruz
*Stuart Holden (did not dress), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 4-0 vs. Blackburn Rovers
Brek Shea (sub: 36 minutes), Barnsley (England D2), 0-5 at Huddersfield Town
Danny Williams (90 minutes), Reading (England D2), vs. Yeovil Town
Sunday:
Fabian Johnson, Hoffenheim (Germany), vs. Wolfsburg
Sacha Kljestan, Anderlecht (Belgium), vs. Genk
Alejandro Morales, FC Ingolstadt (Germany D2), vs. Dynamo Dresden
Jose Torres, Tigres (Mexico), at Guadalajara
Offseason:
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway)
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway)
*Holden will return to action for the first time since injuring his knee in the 2013 Gold Cup final when he plays Monday for Bolton against Everton in an under-21 match.

FORWARDS:
Saturday:
Clint Dempsey
(90 minutes), Fulham (England), 1-3 vs. Chelsea
Herculez Gomez (77 minutes, 1 assist), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-1 at Veracruz
Bobby Wood (sub: 3 minutes), 1860 Munich (Germany D2), 0-0 at Sandhausen
Sunday:
Juan Agudelo, FC Utrecht (Netherlands), vs, FC Twente
Jozy Altidore, Sunderland (England), vs. Man. City (Capital One Cup final)
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna (Austria), at Red Bull Salzburg
Aron Johannsson, AZ (Netherlands), vs. RKC


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