Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images
Prior to the game, Goodson’s inclusion in the lineup was a minor surprise, as USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann went with Carlos Bocanegra on the left side of defense and inserted Goodson into the middle of the defense.
However, considering the pre-match pitch and weather conditions, Goodson’s inclusion made sense because of his ability on dead balls.
But despite making the first XI, Goodson did little to repay his manager’s faith as he was on the end of a series of mistakes by the U.S. back line.
Along with center back partner Geoff Cameron, Goodson was beaten for pace on a number of occasions and both were responsible on Antigua’s goal.
Goodson was tracking the runner who scored and either slipped, as the commentators insisted, or fell under fairly light contact.
To be fair, Goodson was dragged down on a U.S. corner kick in the 61st minute, making a back-post run on a well-served ball. Goodson may have scored on that service considering his prowess in the air, but, overall, it was a poor night from the Brondby captain.
Rating - 3.5