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Sports WebXtra: Clint Dempsey keeps U.S. afloat in World Cup contention

On Tuesday, the United States men's soccer team went toe to toe with Panama. The match ended in a 1-1 tie, but it could have been worse had Clint Dempsey not scored his team only goal. 

The Lufkin native, recorded his second career hat-trick just last week against Honduras.  It's been a phenomenal return for the professional athlete who had missed time for an irregular heartbeat earlier this year. 

The U.S. moves to fourth place in their hexagonal group, putting them in a position to face off with a fifth place team from the Asian Soccer Confederation for their bid to the World Cup. Still with six matches left, the U.S. will look to possibly put themselves in a better place come June. 

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