SAN JOSE – San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski and midfielder Simon Dawkins have been named to the final United States and Jamaica rosters, respectively, for Copa America Centenario.
The prestigious tournament takes place this summer on U.S. soil for the first time in its 100-year history.
The U.S. Men’s National Team was drawn into Group A, along with Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay. After playing Colombia in the first match of the tournament on June 3 (6:30 p.m. PT) at Levi’s Stadium, the U.S. then plays Costa Rica at Soldier Field in Chicago on June 7 (5 p.m. PT), before closing out the group stage against Paraguay on June 11 (4 p.m. PT) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals.
Wondolowski, 33, has tallied 116 career goals, fourth most in MLS history, in 240 games since entering the league in 2005. He has won two Golden Boot Awards (2010, 2012) as the league’s top goal-scorer, been named to the MLS Best XI three times (2010, 2011, 2012) and earned the 2012 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player Award after tying the league record with 27 goals and leading San Jose to the Supporters’ Shield that season.
He is also a three-time MLS All-Star (2011, 2012, 2013), scoring against Chelsea FC in 2012, and is the only player in league history to tally 10 or more goals in six consecutive seasons (2010-15).
Jamaica was drawn into Group C along with Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Jamaica takes on Venezuela on June 5 (2 p.m. PT) at Soldier Field, Mexico on June 9 (7 p.m. PT) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, and Uruguay on June 13 (7 p.m. PT) at Levi’s Stadium.
Dawkins, 28, has appeared in 63 games (49 starts) for San Jose, scoring 15 goals and adding five assists. He joined the Earthquakes prior to the 2016 season on a permanent transfer after previously spending time on loan with the club during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
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