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Top German players out vs. U.S.

May 16, 2013
By Associated Press
FRANKFURT -- Coach Joachim Loew has called up four newcomers for Germany's exhibition games against Ecuador and the United States, with the stars of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund absent because the teams are playing in the Champions League final.

Real Madrid's Mesut Oezil and Sami Khedira also will miss the trip because the Spanish season won't be over. A total of 15 first-string players are missing from the U.S. tour.

Germany plays Ecuador on May 29 in Boca Raton, Fla., ...

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