Clint Dempsey included in US squad for World Cup qualifier

US coach Jurgen Klinsmann is upbeat about his team's chances on Wednesday's crucial tie against Honduras.

updated: February 05, 2013 11:35 IST
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Chicago: Tottenham's Clint Dempsey and AZ Alkmaar's Jozy Altidore were selected on Monday in the US squad for the crucial North American final-round World Cup 2014 qualifying opener at Honduras on Wednesday.

Mexico, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Panama are also competing for three berths at stake in Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) qualifying.

The fourth-place team will face the Oceania winner for another berth in next year's World Cup finals in Brazil.

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