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Sports WebXtra: Nacogdoches native Clint Dempsey back on U.S. national team

Clint Dempsey is back on the U.S. men's national team. Clint Dempsey is back on the U.S. men's national team.
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KLTV) -

United States men's soccer coach Bruce Arena has finalized his 24 player roster ahead of two critical World Cup qualifying matches and Clint Dempsey is back on the team. The Nacogdoches native makes his return to international play after missing eight months last year because of an irregular heartbeat.

The only U.S. striker to score in three World Cups, Dempsey was cleared to play in late January and has started the first two games this season for his MLS squad, the Seattle Sounders. Now 34-years old, Dempsey has 52 international goals, which is second most in U.S. history, behind only Landon Donovan.

The Americans currently sit in last place in the final round of qualifying after losing its first two games. Dempsey, and the U.S. face Honduras on Friday March 24th.

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