Gordon added to USMNT roster for Mexico friendly

Earthquakes striker Alan Gordon is aiming to earn his first career USMNT cap

Alan Gordon vs. Columbus Crew

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CHICAGO - U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon to the training camp roster for the upcoming friendly against Mexico on Aug. 15 at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico, bringing the total to 23 players. Gordon becomes the 10th player from Major League Soccer to be invited into camp.

Gordon will join Earthquakes teammates Steven Beitashour and Chris Wondolowski in camp.

Gordon, 30, has amassed nine goals in 16 games in 2012, already surpassing his career best for a season. Gordon partners with ‘Quakes striker Chris Wondolowski, who leads the league in scoring with 17 goals. He will be seeking his first cap for the National Team.

Kickoff for the USA’s first friendly against Mexico on Mexican soil since 1984 is set for 5 p.m. PT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision. Fans can follow on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and Twitter @ussoccer.

U.S. TRAVEL ROSTER BY POSITION

GOALKEEPERS (3): Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (6): Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim) 

MIDFIELDERS (9): 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 (5): Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)