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Clarence Goodson

Clarence Goodson to Join U.S. Camp before Match against El Salvador

CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2010) - IK Start defender Clarence Goodson is on his way to Los Angeles after being given permission by his club to accept the call-up from the U.S. coaching staff for the Feb. 24 match against El Salvador. Goodson has two goals in eight appearances for the U.S., including scoring the lone goal in the 3-1 loss to Honduras last month.

Goodson arrives Tuesday evening following an appearance in IK Start’s 4-2 victory on Feb. 15 in a preseason friendly against KSP Polonia in La Manga, Spain.

Goodson is the only foreign-based player who will be part of the group preparing for the USA's second match of 2010, a friendly against El Salvador on Feb. 24 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and TeleFutura beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Fans can also follow the game live via's MatchTracker and at

GOALKEEPERS (3): Troy Perkins (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Zach Thornton (Chivas USA)
DEFENDERS (7): 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 (9): 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 (4): Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake)