MNT Nov 9, 2009
- Troy Perkins earned all six of his career caps in 2009, backstopping the U.S. to a 5-1-0 record and the final of the Gold Cup
- In the absence of the nearly omnipresent Landon Donovan, the USA's leading capwinner on the roster is Frankie Hejduk with a total of 84 international appearances. Carlos Bocanegra is second with 74 caps
- Speaking of defenders, seven of the nine have at least one goal for the national team: Bocanegra, Bornstein, Cherundolo, Conrad, Goodson, Hejduk, Marshall. Four of those tallied in 2009, and all of them memorable. Dukes game-tying goal in El Salvador; Los' game-winning header against Honduras in Chicago; Clarence performing the same feat against the same team in the same stadium in the Gold Cup; and Bornstein capping of qualifying with a last-second header against Costa Rica
- There are two 2009 MLS Award winners in Golden Boot winner Jeff Cunningham and Defender of the Year Chad Marshall
- Steve Cherundolo just walked by. Just sayin ...
- Five UCLA alum: Bocanegra, Bornstein, Conrad, Feilhaber, Hejduk. Three from University of Portland: Casey, Cherundolo, Pearce. Two from University of Maryland: Goodson, Rogers
- Eight players earned ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors this year: Altidore, Bocanegra, Bradley, Casey, Dempsey, Kljestan, Perkins, Rogers
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