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May 27, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Clint Dempsey a late scratch, DeAndre Yedlin a late sub as USMNT beats Azerbaijan

The U.S. men’s national team beat Azerbaijan, 2-0, in a pre-World Cup friendly Tuesday against Azerbaijan in front of 24,688 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Second-half subs Mix Diskerud and Aron Johansson provided the goals, each off of Brad Davis set pieces.

Sounders FC’s Clint Dempsey has a late scratch due to groin soreness aggravated in pregame warmups. It was a precautionary move and he is expected to be fine in a couple days.

In the other local connection, Seattle’s DeAndre Yedlin played 28 minutes off the bench, and even had a Legion of Boom-esque hit at one point.

In some notes, Tim Howard 53rd win has tied Kasey Keller for most in federation history. Howard, who has 35 shutouts in 98 caps, wore in the captain’s armband in place of Dempsey.

The USMNT plays against Turkey next, an 11 a.m. game at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

 

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