Goodson scores to help IK Start to victory


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Clarence Goodson scored his first goal of the Norwegian season on Saturday, netting the equalizer in IK Start's 2-1 win against Sandefjord.

After playing a part in allowing Sandefjord to score in the 28th minute, Goodson responded by heading the ball home off a corner kick six minutes later. IK Start took the lead and the win in the second half off a goal from R.D. Vikstol.

You can see all the goals, including Goodson's, here.

What do you think of Goodson's goal? Think he will be a key part of the U.S. national team for the 2014 cycle?

Share your thoughts below.

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28 Responses to Goodson scores to help IK Start to victory

  1. KEvin_Amold says:

    I wish Clarence could have played a little this Cup. I liked what he had to offer.

  2. SBI Troll says:

    Is this our yanks abroud section for the week other than CD9 haha? I kid, but good job Clarence!

  3. SBI Troll says:


  4. Brian says:

    Ehh He’s average and he’ll be 32 next world cup. I’d like to think that we’d have some better centerbacks by then.

  5. patrick says:

    he’ll be a nice guy to bring in for those random friendlies when his league is in the off season or break. At this rate I think we’re going to be seeing some gonzalez, possibly franklin and if his development continues, tim ream later on as well. Obviously they’re not the only ones but those come to mind.

  6. patrick says:

    sidenote, that video is some of the best i’ve seen on a club website, especially considering their size.

  7. K.J. says:

    Wow, how does that league stay afloat? That game looked very poorly attended.

  8. Smirking Kitten says:

    How did Davies do today, by the way?

  9. Micah King says:

    Man, he was in better form than Onyewu.

  10. Tim says:

    That was the first thing i noticed. Maybe it was because of the world cup?

  11. Mike says:

    I hope he’s not a “key part” of our 2014 team

  12. Polish Wonder says:

    Goodson is a known quality who will assist with qualifying. But if he is a regular starter, we’re in trouble.

  13. Kielbasa says:

    Right now Goodson is our 4th best CB or thereabouts. He has a chance to get better. It’s way too early to know what kind of player he’ll be by 2014

  14. SBI Troll says:

    He played the second half of a 5-0 loss to Neuchâtel Xamax. Didn’t hear about how he did.

  15. EA says:

    “Right now Goodson is our 4th best CB or thereabouts. He has a chance to get better. It’s way too early to know what kind of player he’ll be by 2014″

    Sincerely, Jay DeMerit

  16. Andy says:

    If you notice, he was the guy who got beat on the goal.

  17. Yusef says:

    I thought MLS had empty stadiums! Not only was that place empty, I think the capacity was smaller than my high school basketball gym.

  18. Sam says:

    If Goodson had played instead of the other tree during the WC we would have made the last four. If he stays healthy he will be starting in Brazil 2014 so stay tuned because BB screwed up player selections this WC but he will he be gone very soon.

  19. Son Of says:

    “BB screwed up player selections this WC”

    How do you figure that?

  20. Hello says:

    link to

    For those of you who think Bradley blundered by leaving CD out read this and tell me what you think.

  21. Kielbasa says:


    You proabaly won’t be around in 2014 what with all your other business interests so step aside and let someone else play.

  22. timF says:

    Why is there a full post about a boringly average defender, yet whenever Diskerud, an exciting future player, scores or does something of interest, its barely/not mentioned?

  23. Louis Z says:

    I liked Goodson, wished he was given a chance at the WC but I guess BB knows better by starting an out of form Gooch. Since he didn’t play for this WC and instead BB moved Boca to center and put JB at left, would it be fair to say that BB believes JB is better than Goodson?, what you guys think?

  24. Brian says:

    Lol everyone talks like Goodson was hot sh*t in the friendlies leading up to the World Cup. He’s a threat on set pieces but I wasn’t that impressed on defense with him.

  25. Ftim says:

    That’s a pretty BS exagerration.

    There’s plenty of coverage on Diskerud.Put his name into Google and you’ll see lots of stuff on him. You’re just lazy.

  26. ZZLou says:

    “would it be fair to say that BB believes JB is better than Goodson”


  27. kevin from louisiana relaxing in sweden says:

    Average defender in a tiny league but supposedly moving to a very good Danish team. The Danish league is miles better than its norwegian counterpart.

  28. Aubie4Prez says:

    Good Job Goodson!

    I don’t think he will be around for 2014 but will be a solid bench/role player up till we find the players that will. He is great in the air but ok on his feet. He is solid in his positioning also.

    If Gooch gets back to preform (and he will get some PT with Milan since they haven’t replaced their older guys) he will be starting in 2014. Then we have a 5-10 other center backs to start looking at…