Clarence Goodson

Clarence Goodson
Clarence Goodson
Clarence Goodson
San Jose Earthquakes
Defender
21
Real Name: Clarence Goodson
HT: 6' 4" WT: 180
Age: 33 (05/17/1982)
Birthplace: Alexandria, Va.
Hometown: Alexandria, Va.

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

2014 (San Jose Earthquakes): Started in all 10 appearances for the club … Played 90 minutes and recorded an assist against FC Dallas on May 10 at Buck Shaw Stadium … Did not appear in an MLS match after June 7 after spraining his left first toe … CCL: Did not play against Deportivo Toluca FC at Buck Shaw Stadium on March 11 due to red card suspension … Did not play against Deportivo Toluca FC at Nemesio Diez Stadium on March 19 due to right calf tightness … Open Cup: Played 90 minutes against Sacramento Republic FC at Kezar Stadium on June 11 … Played 120 minutes against Seattle Sounders FC at Starfire Sports Complex on June 24. 

2013 (San Jose Earthquakes): 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 (Brondby IF): 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 (Brondby IF): 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 (Brondby IF): Signed three-year contract with Brondby IF in Copenhagen, Denmark … Made 9 starts and 10 appearances during the Superliga … Scored two goals …

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

2009 (IK Start): 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 (IK Start): 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 (FC Dallas): 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 (FC Dallas): Made 13 appearances for FC Dallas in the regular season … Made two appearances in the MLS Cup

2005 (Dallas Burn): 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 (Dallas Burn): Made 5 appearances and two starts for the Dallas Burn … Made two appearances in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup …

International Experience (United States): Has 46 caps and five goals during his USMNT career ... Represented the United States at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa ... Featured in World Cup Qualifying leading up to the 2010 and 2014 events ... Made his international debut on Jan. 19, 2008 vs. Sweden at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles … Started five of the Americans' six games at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, helping lead them to the title ... Also appeared in the 2009 and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups for the United States.

College (Maryland): 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. 


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2015San Jose Earthquakes202021678212615130
2014San Jose Earthquakes1010090018110020
2013San Jose Earthquakes9907910934040
2007FC Dallas27271229719536060
2006FC Dallas139086408311130
2005FC Dallas292822488118940390
2004Dallas Burn5202470203120
Career Totals-11310559265566271196290
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