Soccer

Dempsey record goal, assist leads US into Gold Cup final

Clint Dempsey grew up playing youth soccer in the Dallas area, nearly 200 miles from his Texas hometown.

Back in his home state and coming off the bench, Dempsey matched the American international scoring record and sparked the U.S. to a spot in the CONCACAF Gold Cup title game.

Dempsey fed Jozy Altidore for the go-ahead goal not long after entering, then scored on a free kick to match Landon Donovan with his 57th international goal Saturday night in a 2-0 semifinal win over Costa Rica.

"This has to be the best in Texas for me, since I tied the record and it was an important game," the 34-year-old forward from Nacogdoches.

Dempsey entered in the...

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