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Dempsey joining Yedlin for Tuesday friendly

US SoccerClint Dempsey will join DeAndre Yedlin with the U.S. national team for its Tuesday friendly against Honduras far, far, far across the country in Florida.

The Sounders play a crucial match Oct. 19 in LA, and club representatives say both players will be available.

Here is the release from the club:

Seattle Sounders FC forward Clint Dempsey has been called in to the U.S. Men's National Team for a friendly against Honduras on October 14 in Boca Raton, FL. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. PT at FAU Stadium and will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN, and UniMas.

Dempsey is one of six changes to Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's squad that drew, 1-1, against Ecuador on Friday evening. He joins Sounders FC defender DeAndre Yedlin, who played 90 minutes and recorded an assist on Mix Diskerud's fifth-minute goal against Ecuador.

Dempsey, 31, ranks ninth all-time with 109 caps and second with 39 career goals for Team USA. This marks his first call-up since starting all four games and scoring two goals at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

He and Yedlin are expected to re-join Sounders FC later in the week ahead of next Sunday's match at the LA Galaxy. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. PT at StubHub Center.

Here's the news from U.S. Soccer:

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made six changes to the squad that tied Ecuador 1-1 on Oct. 10, adding several veterans to the roster who will make their first appearance for the MNT since the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The United States will host Honduras on Oct. 14 in Boca Raton, Florida. Kickoff at FAU Stadium is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN, and UniMas. Fans can also follow on Twitter @ussoccer.

U.S. captain Clint Dempsey leads the list of added players who saw time in Brazil this summer, including Michael Bradley, Matt Besler, Jermaine Jones and Graham Zusi. Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson rounds out the new arrivals.

Returning to their clubs are John Brooks, Landon Donovan, Luis Gil, Omar Gonzalez, Brad Guzan, and Joe Gyau. The 22-year-old Gyau is being evaluated today after spraining his knee against Ecuador and will return to Dortmund for treatment.

The match marks a homecoming for Boca Raton native Jozy Altidore, while midfielder Alejandro Bedoya is a native of nearby Weston, Florida.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION:GOALKEEPERS (3):Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)DEFENDERS (6): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)MIDFIELDERS (7): Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)

U.S. MNT ROSTER NOTES

Jozy Altidore was given the captain's armband following the departure of Landon Donovan from Friday's game, marking the second straight time Altidore has served in that role. The forward also captained the U.S. in its 1-0 win against the Czech Republic.Jermaine Jones, who scored a mesmerizing goal against Portugal in the World Cup in June, will be with the MNT for the first since signing with the New England Revolution this summer.Nick Rimando has never lost a game for the Senior National Team. The former Miami Fusion goalkeeper has posted a near-perfect 10-0-1 record.Timmy Chandler enters having started the season with a new Bundesliga club. Chandler moved from Nurnberg to his hometown club Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer.With a place in the starting 11 against Ecuador, Mix Diskerud has reached double-digit starts for the Senior National Team. After scoring his fourth-career goal, the U.S. team holds a remarkable 17-1-4 record when Diskerud steps on the field.Joe Corona made the 30-man preliminary roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Corona and Michael Orozco made their first appearances of 2014 against the Czech Republic in Prague. Both players now have 13 international appearances under their belt.Ingolstadt midfielder Alfredo Morales has helped his side to the top of the 2. Bundesliga table, appearing in all nine matches and scoring the opening goal of the campaign. Born in Germany to Peruvian parents, he has been deployed as a holding midfielder and also in defense by his club.Greg Garza earned his first start against Ecuador in his second appearance for the MNT, having made his debut in the 1-0 win against Czech Republic. The Club Tijuana left back has now competed for the United States at every age level, beginning with the U-14 Boys' National Team.Bill Hamid has backstopped D.C. United to a historic turnaround, the team becoming the first in the Eastern Conference to clinch an MLS playoff berth this season. A year ago, United finished the campaign with the worst record in MLS. Hamid will play with D.C. United against Houston on Sunday and then rejoin the U.S. MNT in Fort Lauderdale.1860 Munich striker Bobby Wood has played five matches to start the 2. Bundesliga season. The 21-year-old native of Hawaii and former Irvine Strikers forward made his Senior National Team debut in the 4-3 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2013.Minnesota United FC forward Miguel Ibarra becomes the first player from the modern NASL to be called into the Senior National Team. The 24-year-old was voted the NASL Player of the Month for September.Several players from the 1-0 win against the Czech Republic were called into duty for the U.S. U-23 MNT, which will hold a four-day camp in Brazil culminating in a match against the host U-23 team on Monday, Oct. 13, in Brasilia: Cody Cropper, Emerson Hyndman, Jordan Morris and Rubio Rubin.

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