Clint Dempsey injures hamstring, out 2-3 weeks

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CHICAGO — U.S. captain Clint Dempsey will miss exhibition games at Denmark and Switzerland because of a strained right hamstring. He is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks.

The U.S. Soccer Federation says the forward returned to Seattle on Tuesday, a day after he was injured during training in Zurich.

No replacement will be added for Wednesday’s game against Denmark at Aarhus. The Americans play Switzerland on March 31 at Zurich.

The roster, announced Sunday, includes two first-time call-ups for players with Mexican clubs: Leon goalkeeper William Yarbrough and Club America defender Ventura Alvarado.

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann omitted defenders Matt Besler, Geoff Cameron and Omar Gonzalez, and could not select Jermaine Jones, who is hurt.

The revised roster:

Goalkeepers: Cody Cropper (Southampton, England), Nick Rimando (Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Leon, Mexico)

Defenders: Ventura Alvarado (Club America, Mexico), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Greg Garza (Tijuana, Mexico), Michael Orozco (Puebla, Mexico), Tim Ream (Bolton, England), Brek Shea (Orlando), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham, England)

Midfielders: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes, France), Michael Bradley (Toronto), Julian Green (Hamburg, Germany), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach, Germany), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt, Germany), Danny Williams (Reading, England), Gyasi Zardes (Los Angeles)

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht, Netherlands).

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