Feb 6th: Hexagonal World Cup qualifiers: Honduras vs USA, Estadio Olimpico, San Pedro Sula, 4 PM on beIN Sport
After faffing around for a couple of years with one excuse after another and playing just exhibition matches, the wingback is ready to commit to the national team. He's now a fixture in FC Nuremberg having made 63 appearances and the sustained Bundesliga exposure has given him a tonne of confidence. Not a moment too soon as Steve Cherundolo is getting on in years turning 34 this month.
The USA face a tough test against Los Catrachos at San Pedro Sula in a start to their final round of World Cup qualifying. Juergen Klinsmann retained seven from the squad facing Canada last week including Sean Johnson, Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, Graham Zusi, Brad Davis, Brad Evans, and Eddie Johnson in the 23 facing Honduras.
Landon Donovan declared himself unavailable while others like Cherundolo, Stuart Holden, and Brek Shea are injured. Still others like Clarence Goodson and Eric Lichaj were ruled out after their club performances dropped off steeply.
Starting line up: Tim Howard, Timothy Chandler, Geoff Cameron, Carlos Bocanegra, Fabian Johnson, Danny Williams, Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Clint Dempsey, Hercules Gomez, Jozy Altidore.