"He's a calm player, a guy that of course brings good leadership and good experience," fellow U.S. defender Clarence Goodson said. "That's hard to beat. He's a guy who doesn't make many mistakes. I think he's a great addition to any team. I think he will make the World Cup team and I think he'll do a good job and have a good chance to play."
"It's certainly a dream, but not just going but being able to play and be a part of it. That's certainly something I'm hopeful of this time around," said Goodson, who turns 32 on Saturday. "It speaks about longevity, being able to be considered for two World Cups. Not many people get to go to one, so to be considered for two is certainly a big honor, but it's something I've worked very hard for."