SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski and midfielder Simon Dawkins have been named to the final United States and Jamaica rosters, respectively, for Copa America Centenario. The prestigious tournament takes place this summer on U.S. soil for the first time in its 100-year history.
The U.S. Men’s National Team was drawn into Group A, along with Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay. After playing Colombia in the first match of the tournament on June 3 (6:30 p.m. PT) at Levi’s Stadium, the U.S. then plays Costa Rica at Soldier Field in Chicago on June 7 (5 p.m. PT), before closing out the group stage against Paraguay on June 11 (4 p.m. PT) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals. All of the USA matches will be broadcast live on FS1, UniMas and UDN.
Wondolowski, 33, has tallied 116 career goals, fourth most in MLS history, in 240 games since entering the league in 2005. He has won two Golden Boot Awards (2010, 2012) as the league’s top goal-scorer, been named to the MLS Best XI three times (2010, 2011, 2012) and earned the 2012 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player Award after tying the league record with 27 goals and leading San Jose to the Supporters’ Shield that season. He is also a three-time MLS All-Star (2011, 2012, 2013), scoring against Chelsea FC in 2012, and is the only player in league history to tally 10 or more goals in six consecutive seasons (2010-15).
The U.S. will play three warm-up games heading into Copa America in June, beginning with its first meeting against Puerto Rico on May 22 in Bayamon (9 a.m. PT; FS1, UniMas). Following the trip to Puerto Rico, the USA will face Ecuador on May 25 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (5 p.m. PT; ESPN2, UniMas) and Bolivia on May 28 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City (5 p.m. PT; FS1, FIFA Univision networks).
U.S. Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), 12-Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), 22-Ethan Horvath (Molde IK).
DEFENDERS (8): 5-Matt Besler (Sporting KC), 3-Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), 6-John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), 20-Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), 21-Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), 23-Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), 14-Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), 2-DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur).
MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS (12): 15-Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), 11-Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), 4-Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), 8-Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), 13-Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), 16-Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian), 10-Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), 17-Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), 18-Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), 7-Bobby Wood (Hamburg SV), 20-Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), 19-Graham Zusi (Sporting KC).
Jamaica was drawn into Group C along with Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Jamaica takes on Venezuela on June 5 (2 p.m. PT) at Soldier Field, Mexico on June 9 (7 p.m. PT) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, and Uruguay on June 13 (7 p.m. PT) at Levi’s Stadium.
Dawkins, 28, has appeared in 63 games (49 starts) for San Jose, scoring 15 goals and adding five assists. He joined the Earthquakes prior to the 2016 season on a permanent transfer after previously spending time on loan with the club during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
The full 23-man Jamaica roster can be found here.