Clint Dempsey scored twice in the second half and moved into second place on the U.S. career scoring list, helping the Americans beat a second-string Germany team 4-3 in a friendly Sunday in Washington, D.C.
Preparing for three World Cup qualifiers in a 12-day span beginning Friday, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann watched the Americans take a 4-1 lead and hang on to beat the team he helped win the 1990 World Cup as a player and coached to the 2006 semifinals.
In a game commemorating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Soccer Federation, Jozy Altidore scored his first international goal in 1½ years. The Americans took a 2-0 first-half lead following an own goal by Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who misjudged a backpass from his own defense.
Former Cal standout Alex Morgan scored twice and Sydney Leroux added a goal to lead the United States over Canada 3-0 in Toronto in their first meeting since the Americans’ 4-3 overtime win in the semifinals of last year’s Olympic women’s soccer tournament.