U.S. Soccer

U.S. Men vs. Guatemala


Castrol Index: Clarence Goodson, Oguchi Onyewu and Michael Parkhurst Top the Castrol Index in Gold Cup Preparation Game Against Guatemala

The U.S. Men's National Team finished its preparations for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup with an energetic 6-0 victory against Guatemala at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. The match was the lone international friendly prior to the team taking the field for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup during which it will face Belize, Cuba and Costa Rica in Group C of the regional tournament.

U.S. MNT defender Clarence Goodson topped the Castrol Index following the game against Guatemala with 1618 points. The towering veteran played all 90 minutes and was a key figure in maintaining the clean sheet against Guatemala, helping to keep the attack at bay with zero shots on goal.

Goodson also added to the U.S. attack, scoring the teams' fifth goal with a display of tenacity as he followed through after his first attempt was blocked the goalkeeper and a defender near the goal line. It is the highest score Goodson has received this year on the Castrol Index.

Fellow defenders Oguchi Onyewu and Michael Parkhurst earned second and third place, with 1068 and 928 points, respectively. The duo also played 90 minutes and was integral to maintaining the clean sheet against the Chapines alongside Goodson and DaMarcus Beasley. For both, the game against Guatemala represented their Castrol Index debut, while Beasley, who served as team captain, earned 609 points for sixth place.

Forward Herculez Gomez was the highest-ranked attacking player for the U.S., earning 716 points in 59 minutes played. Gomez was the flint that sparked the U.S. MNT's attack, scoring the first goal in the 42nd minute after which the floodgates opened and the U.S. offense fired on all cylinders. It was Gomez's highest Castrol Index rating by more than 300 points.

Castrol Index
Rank Player Name Position Minutes Played Index
1 Clarence Goodson Defender 90 1618
2 Oguchi Onyewu Defender 90 1068
3 Michael Parkhurst Defender 90 928
4 Herculez Gomez Forward 59 716
5 Edgar Castillo Defender 59 639
6 DaMarcus Beasley Midfielder 90 609
7 Landon Donovan Forward 73 542
8 Kyle Beckerman Midfielder 45 493
9 Joe Corona Midfielder 60 460
10 Stuart Holden Midfielder 45 445
11 Mikkel Diskerud Midfielder 45 393
12 Jose Francisco Torres Midfielder 45 385
13 Alejandro Bedoya Midfielder 31 381
14 Chris Wondolowski Forward 31 323
15 Brek Shea Midfielder 30 263
16 Nick Rimando Goalkeeper 90 119
17 Will Bruin Forward 17 72