thumbnail Hello,

After sitting out most of the summer as he awaited a move out of Fulham, it appears likely that the attacking midielder will see playing time in his country's World Cup qualifier

United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is confident that Clint Dempsey will be fit to face Jamaica on Friday.

A long-standing transfer saga, and resulting lack of playing time with Fulham, ended with the a move to Tottenham on deadline day having failed to play a single minutes of first-team football during the new Premier League season.

However, after spending a few days with the national team in Miami prior to arriving in Kingston on Thursday morning, Klinsmann hinted that Dempsey could be ready for a starting berth.

"He looks good and he looked sharp in training," Klinsmann told reporters. "Overall the last three or four days went really well in Miami for us. We have all the guys at our disposal and we are eager to prove a point tomorrow night."

The United States are already missing midfielders Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan due to injury, with Maurice Edu in transfer limbo.

So, a Dempsey absence would have been a major blow as the team looks to earn a spot in Brazil in 2014.

Klinsmann says it's his job as the national team coach to get his players ready for international matches in short notice and he feels the team is "looking pretty good" at the moment.

"We have to pick them up wherever they left off, that's our job as national team coach," Klinsmann added.

"And then we have to evaluate them in a couple of days now and see where they're at. I think that we are looking pretty good."

Related