Former Roughrider Soccer Player Called Up For U.S. National Team
A former Yavapai College soccer player and current member of Major League Soccer San Jose Earthquakes, Alan Gordon, has been called up to the United States Men’s National Team by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
The 23-man USA roster will take on Mexico on Wednesday, August 15 (4:30 p.m., ESPN2) at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
The U.S. and Mexico have not met in a “friendly” match in Mexico since 1984. Mexico won the last meeting in the Estadio Azteca, 2-1, on Aug. 12, 2009. The last meeting between the teams was a 1-1 draw on Aug. 10, 2011. There are plenty of inexperienced players on the U.S. roster going into hostile territory. The U.S. has never defeated Mexico in Mexico.
Here’s the full roster called up by Klinsmann:
Goalkeepers: Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steven Beithasour (San Jose Earthquakes), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim)
Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards: Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna).