Dempsey, Howard join USA for Gold Cup football playoffs

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Chicago (AFP) – Striker Clint Dempsey, chasing Landon Donovan’s US goals record, and goalkeeper Tim Howard were among six players added Sunday to the American squad for the Gold Cup knockout stage.

Rules for the North American (CONCACAF) regional championship tournament allow up to six changes after the group stage, which the Americans completed Saturday by beating Nicaragua 3-0, and US coach Bruce Arena took full advantage.

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