Harrison, New Jersey (Sporting Alert) — Clint Dempsey is back in the starting lineup for the United States in today’s World Cup warmup game with Turkey at Red Bull Arena.
Dempsey missed USA’s 2-0 win over Azerbaijan last week with a groin niggle, but is back in the lineup today for the second game of the World Cup preparation friendlies.
Dempsey starts alongside Jozy Altidore in the attack for USA, with Chris Wondolowski, who was a last minute replacement for the captain back on the bench.
Graham Zusi, Jermaine Jones, Michael Bradley and Brad Davis all start as well for Jurgen Klinsmann’s side.
USA v Turkey
USA: Howard, Johnson, Cameron, Besler, Chandler, Zusi, Jones, Bradley, Davis, Altidore, Dempsey
Subs: Guzan, Yedlin, Gonzalez, Brooks, Beasley, Johannsson, Diskerud, Bedoya, Beckerman, Green, Wondolowski, Rimando
Turkey: Kivrak, Balta, Dogan, Gonul, Tufan, Erkin, Camdal, Inan, Nuri Sahin, Ozyakup, Erdinc
Subs: Zengin, Demirok, Calhanoglu, Sahan, Buyuk, Pektemek, Kisa, Adin, Toprak, Karabulut, Turgut Sahin, Ozek, Babacan
Referee: Slim Jedidi (Tunisia)