SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham has been added to the United States Men’s National Team roster for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The USMNT will take on Honduras at Avaya Stadium in San Jose on March 24 (7:30 p.m.) before traveling to Panama City to take on Panama on March 28 (7 p.m.).
“The last few days have been a whirlwind but I’m looking forward to helping the team in the upcoming qualifiers,” said the Castro Valley native. “We all know how important these matches are and to be able to represent your country in front of friends and family will be an exciting opportunity.”
The initial 24-man roster for the Americans was announced Wednesday, with Tim Howard, Brad Guzan and Nick Rimando occupying the three goalkeeper spots. Bingham will replace Guzan, who is unavailable due to personal reasons.
Bingham, 27, has been one of the top goalkeepers in Major League Soccer since taking over as the Quakes’ starter three seasons ago. He has started all 70 games since the start of the 2015 season, allowing 1.14 goals per game and keeping 21 clean sheets. Bingham has been particularly stingy at Avaya Stadium, allowing 0.67 goals per game and earning 16 shutouts en route to a 16-6-11 record at the third-year venue. His 1.15 career goals against average ranks fifth in MLS history among all keepers with at least 70 starts.
Bingham has made three prior appearances for the United States, including a 90-minute performance in a 1-0 victory over Canada on Feb. 5, 2016.