Joe Corona, Brad Davis, Clarence Goodson and Jose Torres to Join Team in Columbus
CHICAGO (Sept. 7, 2013) — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added four players to the roster for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Mexico, presented by AT&T.
Club Tijuana midfielder Joe Corona, Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis, San Jose Earthquakes defender Clarence Goodson and Tigres midfielder Jose Torres will all join the U.S. squad in Columbus in advance of the Sept. 10 showdown.
Kickoff at Columbus Crew Stadium is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas and ESPN Deportes Radio Network. Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.
The additions come after three players picked up yellow card cautions in the USA’s 3-1 loss against Costa Rica on Sept. 6 in San Jose, forcing them to serve a one-match suspension: Jozy Altidore, Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron. Michael Bradley has been ruled out after suffering a left ankle sprain during warm-ups prior to the start of the match. In addition, Hertha Berlin defender John Brooks has been released back to his club.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (6): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Jose Torres (Tigres), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)