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Clarence Goodson

Goodson Ruled Out of Match against Mexico

CHICAGO (Aug. 9, 2011) — U.S. Men’s National Team defender Clarence Goodson has been forced to withdraw from the U.S. roster for the match against regional rival Mexico on Aug. 10 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia due to a strained left hamstring suffered in Brondby’s 2-1 loss at Odense BK this past Sunday. The Brondby captain was evaluated by his club team doctors yesterday and did not travel to the United States.

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will not name a replacement, leaving him with 21 players to choose from for the 18-man game-day roster that will face Mexico.

Tickets starting at $38 are on sale through, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Delaware Valley (including Walmart and Boscov’s) and the Lincoln Financial Field ticket office (open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Groups of 30 or more can obtain an order form at or call 312-528-1290.

At the stadium U.S. Soccer will continue to implement the Respect Campaign, which was launched in 2011 and includes a number of initiatives to enhance the game experience, particularly in the areas of customer service and fan-friendly behavior. U.S. Soccer is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for fans to enjoy the special atmosphere at these matches. 

U.S. Roster by Position - Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton)
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne), Edgar Castillo (Club America), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Jose Torres (Pachuca)
FORWARDS (5): Freddy Adu (Benfica), Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Edson Buddle (FC Ingolstadt), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)