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Fulham's Dempsey: USA still figuring out best XI

Clint Dempsey admits the USA national team are still sorting out who will be their best group of players for 2014 World Cup qualifying.

The Fulham ace was on the scoresheet asthe US defeated Slovenia 3-2 in Ljubljana on Tuesday night but he feels that there is plenty of improvement to come once manager Juergen Klinsmann works out his best eleven.

"It's great for us. We're in a rebuilding stage, and we're trying to figure out what our best XI is going to be for World Cup qualifying," he said post-match.

"It's good to get a win, especially on European soil. I think it's been three years since we've done that. So we're excited about the win."

Dempsey's goal took his USA tally to 24, making him equal fourth with former Everton striker Joe-Max Moore, and he feels it is a decent personal achievement to be up there behind the likes of Landon Donovan (46), Eric Wynalda (34) and Brian McBride (30).

"It's great to be alongside that type of company and be moving up the charts in the sense of goals, especially the majority of my career playing in the midfield," he added.

"Anytime you can score goals and help your team win you always feel good about that. To find yourself when your career is done towards the top is a great feeling."

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