Wondolowski added to USMNT roster for Ecuador friendly

Wondolowski added to USMNT roster for Ecuador friendly

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Wondolowski added to USMNT roster for Ecuador friendly

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By FRANCO PANIZO

So much for leaving MLS veterans behind during this leg of the U.S. Men’s National Team camp.

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Chris Wondolowski to the squad preparing to take on Ecuador in Friday’s friendly at Rentschler Field in New Haven, Connecticut. Wondolowski is expected to arrive in the Boston area, where the Americans are training, on Tuesday night.

The addition of Wondolowski, 31, brings the total amount of players available for the match to 22. It also means the striker will miss the San Jose Earthquakes’ away game against the Portland Timbers, and likely Saturday’s tilt at Real Salt Lake.

Wondolowski last appeared for the U.S. in a Round of 16 match at the World Cup against Belgium. He missed a golden chance late in that match that could have put the Americans ahead, and the U.S. ultimately fell 2-1 in extra time.

Wondolowski has scored nine goals in 23 appearances for the U.S., with his most recent tally coming in April’s 2-2 draw against Mexico.

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