IK Start’s Goodson only foreign-based player in USA squad

IK Start defender Clarence Goodson has been given permission to link up with the USA squad for next week’s match against El Salvador.

IK Start defender Clarence Goodson has been given permission to link up with the USA squad for next week’s match against El Salvador.

The 27-year old is the only foreign-based player in Bob Bradley’s 23-man squad for the friendly in Tampa, Florida and comes to Los Angeles after his Norwegian club allowed him to go on international duty.

Goodson scored the only goal in the USA’s 3-1 loss to Honduras last month and has scored twice in eight international matches.

USA squad for El Salvador friendly – Wednesday, February 24 2010
GOALKEEPERS: Troy Perkins (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Zach Thornton (Chivas USA)

DEFENDERS: Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Michael Orozco (Philadelphia Union), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)

MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas), Chris Pontius (D.C. United), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)

FORWARDS: Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake)

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