IK Start defender Clarence Goodson is very close to achieving his goal of making the final cut of the USA World Cup squad.
The 28-year old former FC Dallas man is currently in training camp with the rest of the national team and feels he still has some work to do before Bob Bradley puts him in the final 23 for the tournament which kicks off in South Africa next month.
"I have a chance," said Goodson. "It's not there yet. It's obviously a goal reached being in training camp, but it's not the final goal. I haven't allowed myself to think about going yet."
When he was younger, Goodson was overlooked for all the national junior teams and was only called up for his first senior camp in 2008 and it was the early days that made him prove something to himself and those that never gave him a chance.
"For whatever reason, I sort of fell through the cracks," he said. "You have a decision to make: You can decide that they are right or prove that they are wrong. I have gone about my business proving them wrong, I guess."