Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Digest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Digest

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U.S. soccer sets roster for match with Mexico

Fresh off his Tottenham debut weekend, defender DeAndre Yedlin is among the 22 players picked for the United States' exhibition game against Mexico on Wednesday night in San Antonio.

The 21-year-old Yedlin, acquired by Spurs from Seattle and Major League Soccer in January, entered in the 79th minute of Saturday's 1- 0 Premier League loss to Aston Villa in London. Yedlin and Hamburg forward Julian Green were the only two Europe-based players selected for the match.

U.S. captain Clint Dempsey, sidelined since suffering a hamstring injury in training last month, will miss the contest, which is preparation for this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup. Forward Jozy Altidore will also sit out; he is serving a one-game suspension after picking up a red card against Switzerland last month.

The roster:

Goalkeepers * Bill Hamid (D.C.), Nick Rimando (Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Leon, Mexico)

Defenders * Ventura Alvarado (America, Mexico), Matt Besler (Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle), Greg Garza (Tijuana, Mexico), Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles), Michael Orozco (Puebla, Mexico), Brek Shea (Orlando), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham)

Midfielders * Kyle Beckerman (Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto), Joe Corona (Tijuana, Mexico), Mix Diskerud (New York City), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota), Lee Nguyen (New England)

Forwards * Juan Agudelo (New England), Julian Green (Hamburg, Germany), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose), Gyasi Zardes (Los Angeles).

Sock wins U.S Clay title * Jack Sock won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships on Sunday in Houston for his first ATP World Tour title, beating eighth-seeded Sam Querrey 7-6 (7), 7-6 (2) in an all-American final.

The 22-year-old Sock saved three set points in the first tiebreaker in the rain-delayed match and quickly answered a break by Querrey in the second set to get the match back on serve.

Sock became the sixth American to win the country's only men's clay-court tournament. He will climb to a career-best 36th in the ATP ranking.

"It's never easy playing friends (we) Americans are pretty close," Sock said after being presented with the trophy. …

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