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Saturday kickaround:

*Americans on the move before the Euro transfer deadline:

MF-F Clint Dempsey from Fulham to Tottenham Hotspur

D Carlos Bocanegra from Rangers to Racing Santander (loan)

D Oguchi Onyewu from Sporting Lisbon to Malaga (loan)

MF Maurice Edu from Rangers to Stoke City

MF-F Joseph Gyau from Hoffenheim to St. Pauli (loan)

F Villyan Bijev from Liverpool to Norway’s Start (loan)

GK Cody Cropper (free agent) to Southampton

*The U.S. women’s national team begins its gold medal victory tour Saturday against Costa Rica in Rochester, N.Y. Five of a possible 10 friendlies are set:

Sept. 1: Costa Rica in Rochester, N.Y. (2:30 ET, NBC)

Sept. 16: Australia in Carson, Calif. (3:30 ET, NBC)

Sept. 19: Australia in Commerce City, Colo. (10 ET, ESPN2)

Oct. 20: Germany in Bridgeview, Ill. (time, TV tba)

Oct. 23: Germany in East Hartford, Conn. (time, TV tba)

*The United States advanced to the semifinals of the Under-20 Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 extra-time victory over North Korea. The Americans will face Nigeria on Tuesday. Germany will play Japan in the other semi.

*The USL Pro (third division) championship matchup is set: Fifth-seeded Wilmington Hammerheads at No. 3 Charleston Battery next Saturday. In Friday’s semifinals, Wilmington upset top-seeded Orlando City, 4-3, and Charleston edged the No. 2 Rochester Rhinos on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

*A Ludwig Field crowd of 6,562 watched Maryland and UCLA play to a 2-2 draw in men’s college soccer. Meantime, Georgetown improved to 3-0-0 with a 1-0 victory over Cal State Northridge and Virginia defeated California, 2-1, in the Cavaliers’ home opener. Cal will visit Maryland on Sunday evening.

In women’s soccer, Virginia improved to 4-1-0 with a 3-0 triumph at Texas and Maryland defeated George Mason, 3-1.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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