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Dempsey, Fabian Johnson dropped from US roster

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Dempsey, Fabian Johnson dropped from US roster

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Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey walks off the pitch after the Portland Timbers beat the Sounders 3-2 in the second game of the Western Conference semifinals in the MLS Cup soccer playoffs, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Portland, Ore. The win gave the Timbers a 5-3 aggregate score in the two-match series. The Timbers will advance to the Western Conference semifinals against Real Salt Lake. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Clint Dempsey and Fabian Johnson have been dropped from the U.S. roster for exhibition games at Scotland and Austria.

Dempsey strained his right calf during training Wednesday. The forward joined Seattle last summer from Tottenham.

Johnson has been bothered by his right ankle, and the midfielder is traveling back to Hoffenheim, his club in the Germany Bundesliga.

The U.S. plays Scotland on Friday and Austria on Tuesday.

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