BY SPNW Staff 12:05PM 11/11/2013

Sounders Trio Summoned To U.S. National Team

Three members of the Sounders — midfielder Clint Dempsey, forward Eddie Johnson and defender Brad Evans — have been summoned again to the U.S. Men’s National Team for friendlies against Scotland and Austria. The trio will join the USMNT in Glasgow, Scotland.

The U.S. faces Scotland Nov. 15 at Hampden Park in Glasgow (12 p.m. PT, ESPN2 and UniMas),  then four days later will play Austria for the first time since 1998 at Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna (11:45 a.m. PT, NBC Sports Network and UniMas).

Dempsey, 30, has 101 caps with the USMNT (tied for 10th) and ranks second all-time with 36 goals. He scored a career-high six goals with two assists in 10 appearances this year, including a goal against Costa Rica and an assist against Mexico in his last two games. Dempsey scored three goals in the team’s previous two friendlies against Belgium May 29 and Germany June 2.

Evans, 28, has 15 caps and one goal. He earned nine caps and eight starts in 2013, and scored the latest game-winner in USMNT qualifying history at Jamaica June 7.

Johnson, 29, has 59 caps and 19 goals, including the game-winner against Mexico Sept. 10 to send the USMNT to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He has five goals with one assist this year, and is tied with DeMarcus Beasley for the most appearances (15) in 2013.

The USMNT finished in first place in qualifying in the CONCACAF region for the third  time in a row, recording a perfect 5-0-0 record at home in the final round, with all wins coming by shutout.

 


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