Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski named to U.S. National Team for 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski has been named to the United States roster for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The team will begin gathering July 1 in San Diego, and will host Guatemala on July 5 in the only tune-up match prior to the start of the tournament. Kickoff at Qualcomm Stadium is set for 8 p.m. PT (11 p.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network and UniMas.
Wondolowski has 11 career caps for his country, the last coming on Jan. 29, 2013 against Canada. He was a part of the U.S. team for the 2011 Gold Cup, appearing in three matches as the U.S.team reached the final of that tournament.
The U.S. Men's National Team was drawn into Group C of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup along with Belize, Cuba and Costa Rica. The U.S. will open group play against Belize on July 9 at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore., before traveling to Sandy, Utah, to face Cuba at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 13 in their second group match. The United States finishes the group in East Hartford, Conn., against Costa Rica on July 16 at Rentschler Field.
In 2013, Wondolowski leads the Earthquakes with five goals and three assists. Last season, he was named Volkswagen MLS MVP after tying the all-time league record for goals scored with 27. He led San Jose to the Supporters’ Shield with 66 points and a 19-6-9 record. He is now the Earthquakes all-time leading scorer with 69 goals.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8): Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake),Alejandro Bedoya (Helsinborg), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Joshua Gatt (Molde FK), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jose Torres (Tigres)
FORWARDS (5): Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Club Tijuana), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)