Chris Wondolowski of the San Jose Earthquakes was called up to play for U.S. Soccer on a two-game trip beginning with a match against Scotland in Glasgow. The trip gives Wondolowski the opportunity to showcase his talents for the American squad that he scored five goals for during their win of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Quakes' leading scorer and Danville native looks to build on that success and prove he is worthy of a roster spot on the club.
The Quakes' failure to make the playoffs this season aided their star's bid for the team, as coach Jurgen Klinsmann opted against using players that were involved in the postseason.
"We didn't need to call in any guys who are still in the playoffs," Klinsmann noted. "There are some injuries issues that now give other players the chance to step up."
Wondolowski aims to be a key part of the team as they make a push to qualify for the 32 team pool of the World Cup.