Wondolowski, Goodson called to USMNT World Cup camp

Wondolowski, Goodson called to USMNT World Cup camp
May 12, 2014, 12:45 pm

Over the last four seasons, Chris Wondolowski has been the most prolific American goal scorer with 84 goals in his last 150 games. (USATSI)

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SAN JOSE -- San Jose Earthquakes stars Clarence Goodson and Chris Wondolowski were among 30 players called by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann to the United States’ 2014 FIFA World Cup camp on Monday.

From this list, a squad of 23 players must be chosen by June 2 for the final roster that will travel to Brazil. The USA’s 23-player FIFA World Cup roster will be announced at a later date.

The United States opens camp on Wednesday in Palo Alto, Calif. They’ll train in the Bay Area through May 26 before opening their Send-Off Series against Azerbaijan at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park on Tuesday, May 27.

The USMNT will also face Turkey on Sunday, June 1 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. and Nigeria on Saturday, June 7 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.

“First of all, we want to thank all of the players who have been a part of the process these last three years,” said Klinsmann. “It’s been an incredible journey, and everyone has worked tremendously hard. We had some difficult decisions to make, and we are very excited about the 30 players coming into camp.

Over the last four years, Wondolowski has been the most prolific American goal scorer with 84 goals in his last 150 games. He led the league in goals in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and was named Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player in 2012 after tying the MLS record for goals in a single-season with 27.

The Earthquakes signed Goodson on June 28, 2013. He has made 16 appearances since joining the club, seven of which have been clean sheets. He recorded his first assist with the club in Saturday’s 2-1 win against FC Dallas, a match in which the Earthquakes played a man down for the entire second half.

San Jose Earthquakes Media Services contributed to this report

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