Wondolowski named to USMNT travel roster


Wondolowski named to USMNT travel roster

Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski is one of 23 playersthat will be joining the U.S. Mens National Team, competing at the 2014 WorldCup qualifiers.U.S. Mens National Team head coach, Jurgen Klinsmannfinalized the roster Friday.
Having full confidence in preparing his team for the 2014FIFA World Cup qualifiers Klinsmann stated, We have chosen the 23 players whoare in the best form right now and ready to get the job done. These guys haveput in a tremendous amount of hard work in the last 10 days, and they arehungry to get started with the matches.U.S. TRAVEL ROSTER BY POSITION:GOALKEEPERS:
1. Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
2. Tim Howard (Everton)
3. Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

1. Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers)
2. Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo)
3. Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana)
4. Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96)
5. Clarence Goodson (Brondby)
6. Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon)
7. Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)

1. Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake)
2. Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona)
3. Joe Corona (Club Tijuana)
4. Maurice Edu (Rangers)
5. Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim)
6. Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04)
7. Jose Torres (Pachuca)

1. Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar)
2. Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund)
3. Clint Dempsey (Fulham)
4. Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
5. Herculez Gomez (Santos)
6. Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski led in goals scored, andtallied 11 points in 12 matches. Named to the MLS Best XI, and awarded CastrolIndex Player of the Year, Wondolowski has been a standout player on theEarthquakes as well as in the MLS. His position on the Mens National Teamreflects his outstanding performance last season.RELATED: Wondolowski Stats
Beginning on May 26, the U.S. Mens National Team will firstappear with their new roster in a Five-Game tournament against Scotland inJacksonville, Fla. Klinsmann has designed a month-long series of games andtraining sessions to best represent what the team will be facing in atournament format. Incorporating aspects of travel, nutrition, logistics andthe rhythm of team movement, Klinsmann hopes to embody a performance drivenenvironment.The United States will start its run for theseventh-consecutive FIFA World Cup on June 8th at Raymond JamesStadium, hosting Antigua & Barbuda.

Torres scores MLS-leading seventh goal, Dynamo shut out Earthquakes

Torres scores MLS-leading seventh goal, Dynamo shut out Earthquakes


HOUSTON — Erick Torres scored his MLS-leading seventh goal of the season and the Houston Dynamo beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Saturday.

Torres opened the scoring in the ninth minute, converting from the penalty spot after Fatai Alashe conceded a penalty against Alex Lima. Alberth Elis tapped in a corner kick — Houston's first of the match — by Eric Alexander in the 72nd. Elis, a 21-year old designated player, has three goals in seven career MLS games.

It was the third game in eight days for San Jose (2-3-3), which is winless in its last six after opening the season with back-to-back victories.

Joe Willis had two saves for his first shutout this season. It was his second consecutive start after Tyler Deric started the first five matches for the Dynamo (4-2-1).

Houston is unbeaten, and all of its four wins have come, at home.

Earthquakes begin three-game road trip with draw vs Revolution

Earthquakes begin three-game road trip with draw vs Revolution


FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  — Cody Cropper had his second shutout of the season and the New England Revolution tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on a rainy Wednesday night.

New England (2-3-2) had its six-game home winning streak snapped. San Jose (2-2-3) ended a five-game road losing streak.

Cropper had a great reaction save of Fatai Alashe's redirection in the 66th minute. Cropper was moving to his right but extended his left leg to deny a near-post shot. Cropper also punched away Darwin Ceren's blast in the 88th minute.

San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham also had his second clean sheet of the season. He came out of his area to deny Diego Fagundez in the 26th minute. Fagundez had a nice give-and-go with Juan Agudelo in the 74th minute, but Fagundez's rolling shot was knocked wide by Bingham.



San Jose 0 0—0
New England 0 0—0

First half_None.

Second half_None.

Goalies_San Jose, David Bingham, Andrew Tarbell; New England, Cody Cropper, Brad Knighton.

Yellow Cards_Godoy, San Jose, 27th; Bingham, San Jose, 85th.

Referee_Hilario Grajeda.



San Jose_David Bingham; Victor Bernardez, Shaun Francis, Nick Lima; Fatai Alashe, Anibal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka, Florian Jungwirth; Cordell Cato (Tommy Thompson, 69th), Danny Hoesen (Marcos Urena, 69th), Chris Wondolowski (Darwin Ceren, 83rd).

New England_Cody Cropper; Benjamin Angoua, Antonio Delamea Mlinar, Andrew Farrell, Chris Tierney; Scott Caldwell, Diego Fagundez, Daigo Kobayashi (Kei Kamara, 52nd), Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe; Juan Agudelo (Xavier Kouassi, 78th).