Clarence Goodson

Clarence Goodson
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Defender
  • San Jose Earthquakes
  • 6' 4"
  • 180 lbs.
  • 05-17-1982
  • Alexandria, Virginia

How he joined the club: Signed on June 28, 2013.

2013 (MLS): Started nine games after joining the club midseason ... Made his MLS debut against Chivas USA on Aug. 3, playing 90 minutes in a 2-0 win ... Part of a back line that yielded just two goals in all competitions over the final two months of the regular season ... Played 90 minutes in CONCACAF Champions League wins against the Montreal Impact on Sept. 17 and CD Heredia (Guatemala) on Oct. 23.

2012-13: Made 18 starts and 19 overall appearances for Brondby IF – the largest club in Denmark … Played the full 90 minutes in 17 of his 18 starts … Scored two goals during the Danish Superliga … Made four appearances and two starts during the Danish Cup.

2011-12: Started 31 games for Brondby IF … Played full 90 minutes in 30 games … Scored twice during the Superliga … Started and played 90 minutes during their only match of the Danish Cup … Made two starts and played every minute during the UEFA Europa League.

2010-11: Signed three-year contract with Brondby IF in Copenhagen, Denmark … Made 9 starts and 10 appearances during the Superliga … Scored two goals …

2010: Made 24 starts for IK Start in the Norwegian Tippeligaen … Scored three goals … Made one appearance in the Norwegian Cup.

2009: Made 21 appearances for IK Start … Scored three goals during league play … Appeared in two games of the Norwegian Cup … Helped IK Start advance to third round of Norwegian Cup and earn promotion to Tippeligaen – the highest league in Norway.

2008: Joined IK Start in the Adeccoligaen– the second-highest league in Norway … Made 22 appearances and scored four goals … Made one appearance in Norwegian Cup.

2007: Started 27 games for FC Dallas … Scored one goal and tallied one assist during the regular season … Helped FC Dallas reach playoffs as third seed in Western Conference … Started one of the two playoff legs and scored goal against the future MLS Cup Champion Houston Dynamo … Started one game and scored in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

2006: Made 13 appearances for FC Dallas in the regular season … Made two appearances in the MLS Cup

2005: Started 28 games and made 29 appearances for FC Dallas – formerly known as the Dallas Burn … Scored two goals and added one assist during the regular season … Started both MLS Cup games – recording one shot …

2004: Made 5 appearances and two starts for the Dallas Burn … Made two appearances in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup …

US National Team: Goodson made his international debut on Jan. 19, 2008 vs. Sweden at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles … Started in a 2-0 victory over Guatemala on Nov. 18 … Made six appearances in 2009 – three as a starter … All three starts came during the Gold Cup … Scored his first goal in the 2-0 semi-final win over Honduras on July 23 … Made eight appearances and five starts in 2010 … Scored second-career goal on Jan. 23 – also against Honduras … Set up Herculez Gomez for his first-career assist on May 25 against the Czech Republic … Announced to 2010 World Cup squad … Started nine games and made 10 overall appearances in 2011 … Started all six games during the Gold Cup … Scored the team’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Panama on June 11.

College: Goodson made 66 appearances for the Maryland Terrapins from 2000-03 … As a freshman in 2000, Goodson started 10 games and finished second on the team with 13 points … He started 24 of 25 games his sophomore season and earned Soccer America Team of the Week honors after assisting a goal and helping shut out Duke on Sep. 22, 2002 … Following his junior year of 2003, he was named to the All-ACC Second Team and led the Terps into the semi-finals of the NCAA tournament … He was named to the All-Tournament team with two goals and an assist.

Personal: Full name is Clarence E. Goodson IV ... son of Jan and Clarence E. Goodson III, he has an older sister Jenna ... his grandfather spent one year in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system in 1942 ... born on May 17, 1982 in Alexandria, Va. 

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 San Jose Earthquakes 4 4 0 360 0 6 1 3 0 1 0
2013 San Jose Earthquakes 9 9 0 791 0 9 3 4 0 4 0
2007 FC Dallas 27 27 1 2297 1 9 5 36 0 6 0
2006 FC Dallas 13 9 0 864 0 8 3 11 1 3 0
2005 FC Dallas 29 28 2 2488 1 18 9 40 3 9 0
2004 Dallas Burn 5 2 0 247 0 2 0 3 1 2 0
Career Totals 87 79 3 7047 2 52 21 97 5 25 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 4 4 0 360 0 6 1 3 0 1 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 9 9 0 791 0 9 3 4 0 4 0

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs FC Dallas 1 1 1 90 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 27 27 1 2297 1 9 5 36 0 6 0

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs FC Dallas 2 0 1 78 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 13 9 0 864 0 8 3 11 1 3 0

2005 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs FC Dallas 2 2 0 210 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 29 28 2 2488 1 18 9 40 3 9 0

2004 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Dallas Burn 5 2 0 247 0 2 0 3 1 2 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
4/19/2014 SJ @ COL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2014 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
3/29/2014 NE @ SJ L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0
3/22/2014 SJ @ KC L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
3/15/2014 RSL @ SJ T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/26/2013 DAL @ SJ W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2013 SJ @ LA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
10/9/2013 COL @ SJ W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
9/29/2013 SJ @ CHV W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 SJ @ RSL W 2-1 Started 71 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
9/14/2013 VAN @ SJ T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
9/8/2013 PHI @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 SJ @ LA L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 SJ @ DAL T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
8/18/2013 KC @ SJ W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 SJ @ VAN L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0
8/3/2013 CHV @ SJ W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
7/27/2013 POR @ SJ W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/13/2013 SEA @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2013 SJ @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 SJ @ CHI L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves