Clarence Goodson's day lasted only 45 minutes. He picked up a yellow card, committed a couple other fouls and was tempting the referee to send him off so Jurgen Klinsmann didn't have much of a choice but to take him off at halftime. Geoff Cameron is on for him, which is a real test for the inexperienced center back who isn't always the most disciplined.
Cameron will really be tested now. He has never been in a match of this magnitude and he has never had to deal with the shaky CONCACAF refereeing in a qualifier. With Carlos Ruiz causing havoc for the U.S. defense, a lot is being asked of Cameron and he will have to be strong.
With Cameron coming on for Goodson and not Oguchi Onyewu, it might be time to wave goodbye to Gooch. The center back has been awful in his last few matches for the United States and despite having the experience advantage over Cameron, Klinsmann has turned to Cameron in the hostile road atmosphere.