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Davis, Goodson, Wondolowski brought into U.S. camp; Eddie Johnson out injured

Oct 10, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

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Ahead of Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Jamaica, United States head coach Jürgen Klinsmann called three more players into camp: midfielder Brad Davis, defender Clarence Goodson and forward Chris Wondolowski. Wondolowski, who scored five goals in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, will replace Eddie Johnson, who picked up a groin injury.

All three players called in saw action with their Major League Soccer clubs on Wednesday. Davis and the Houston Dynamo tied Sporting Kansas City, 0-0, while Wondolowski scored the winning goal in the San Jose Earthquakes’ 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids. Goodson played the full match for San Jose.

With the U.S. already qualified for the World Cup, more changes could be on the way, as rumors circulate of MLS players requesting release to be with their clubs for weekend matches. Bringing in more players could facilitate that, as San Jose and Houston do not play again until Oct. 20.

Landon Donovan’s Los Angeles Galaxy takes on the Montreal Impact on Oct. 16, a day after the final U.S. qualifier at Panama, and Brad Evans’ Seattle Sounders FC faces an important match at the Portland Timbers on Sunday, two days after the qualifier against Jamaica.

Evans’ club teammate Johnson will face an MRI evaluation on Thursday and a possible return to Seattle, according to a U.S. Soccer press release. With another club teammate, Clint Dempsey, just recovering from his own injury that kept him out of the U.S. camp the team’s situation doesn’t get any easier.

  1. hildezero - Oct 10, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Dempsey, Bradley, Johnson, Evans, and now EJ. Those are some big absents.

    • tridecagon - Oct 10, 2013 at 3:29 PM

      Better now than next June.

    • bear06 - Oct 11, 2013 at 1:00 AM

      Evans is not injured.

  2. bobinkc - Oct 10, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Yeah, and the worst part of all those absences is that Sporting KC should have handily beaten Houston except that two of the better players were away for USMNT.

  3. hildezero - Oct 10, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    I forgot one. A BIG one… Gonzalez. So it would be:

    Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Fabian Johnson, Omar Gonzalez, Brad Evans, and Eddie Johnson.

    That’s not good. Good thing the depth pool is huge and talented than ever.

  4. driftwood119 - Oct 10, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    I don’t get it. Where is Jose Torres? Brad Davis but no Gringo Torres? Kljestan but no Jose Torres? I guess JK can’t get it right every time!

    • bear06 - Oct 11, 2013 at 1:02 AM

      He got it right. You just didn’t like that JK didn’t call him up. I like Torres but he’s behind quite a few players in midfield.

    • bear06 - Oct 11, 2013 at 1:03 AM

      Although Brad Davis shouldn’t be in the U.S. MNT because he isn’t good enough.

  5. jasonpdx1000 - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    Better not see Eddie Johnson playing any minutes against Portland….just sayin’

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