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Dempsey US player of year for 2nd straight year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Clint Dempsey has been voted the Futbol de Primera U.S. national team player of the year award for the second straight year and third time overall.

The 29-year-old Tottenham midfielder received 352 points and 81 first-place votes in media balloting released Wednesday. Dempsey also won the award in 2006.

Roma midfielder Michael Bradley was second with 248 points and 49 firsts, and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard was third with 169 and 19 firsts.

Dempsey had six goals in nine games for the U.S. this year, giving him 30 goals in 91 international appearances.

The award was formerly known as the Honda player of the year.

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