Depsey scores twice to lift U.S. past Germany in friendly 

click to enlarge U.S. forward Clint Dempsey (8) celebrates his second goal with U.S. forwards Eddie Johnson (18) and Jozy Altidore (17) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against Germany at RFK Stadium, Sunday, June 2, 2013, in Washington. The U.S. won 4-3. - ASSOCIATED PRESS
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  • U.S. forward Clint Dempsey (8) celebrates his second goal with U.S. forwards Eddie Johnson (18) and Jozy Altidore (17) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against Germany at RFK Stadium, Sunday, June 2, 2013, in Washington. The U.S. won 4-3.

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.

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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.

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