Dempsey to miss Honduras qualifier

MIAMI - U.S. midfielder Clint Dempsey has a shoulder sprain and will miss the World Cup qualifier in Honduras on Saturday, the U.S. Soccer Federation said on Monday.

Dempsey may still be available for the team's final qualifier against Costa Rica on Oct. 14 in Washington.

Dempsey was hurt late during Fulham's 2-2 draw at West Ham on Sunday. The 26-year-old has scored five goals in 2010 World Cup qualifying matches.