USMNT: Jurgen Klinsmann adds Brad Davis, Clarence Goodson, Chris Wondolowski to squad
US national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has added three more players to his roster ahead of two World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica and Panama.
Klinsmann originally called up 20 players on October 6 and on Thursday added defender Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), midfielder Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo) and forward Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), who emerged unscathed from MLS league matches on Wednesday night.
According to a statement by the U.S. Soccer Federation, Wondolowski replaces Seattle Sounders forward Eddie Johnson, who suffered a left groin strain during Wednesday's training session. Johnson will undergo an MRI evaluation on Thursday.
All three players went the full 90 minutes in their respective matches on Wednesday, with Wondolowski also netting the game-winning goal in San Jose’s 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids to vault the Earthquakes into playoff contention.
Each of the new trio has proven regular call-ups for Klinsmann over the course of 2013: Goodson has made nine starts, Wondolowski has six goals in seven appearances and Davis has played in six games, contributing over half of his 11 total caps.
The trio will not miss any MLS action while away on national team duty. San Jose and Houston are both back in action on Sunday, Oct. 20.