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Mexico vs. USA: Clarence Goodson might not be fit to start

Clarence Goodson still has to prove his fitness to start against Mexico at Estadio Azteca.

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Clarence Goodson, who started alongside Omar Gonzalez in the United States defense on Friday, might not suit up on Tuesday evening against Mexico. He still has to prove his fitness before dressing, which is presumably why Michael Orozco-Fiscal was called into the team in the first place. Grant Wahl and Ives Galarcep have the details.

With no disrespect intended to Matt Besler, who is a good player, Goodson's experience will be welcome at the back if he's able to prove that he's 100 percent fit for the match. He's the most experienced true defender in the team and isn't a guy who has been prone to mental errors in big occasions in the past. I'm hoping he suits up.