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Omar Gonzalez Talks Return to Training

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Omar Gonzalez Goal vs. Alajuelense

Omar Gonzalez

  • DOB October 11, 1988
  • Age 25
  • Place of birth Dallas, Texas
  • POSITION Defender
  • HEIGHT 6'5"
  • WEIGHT 210
  • U.S. CAPS 18
  • CLUB LA Galaxy
  • TWITTER @omar4gonzalez (25.9K followers)
  • Current ASN 100 Rank 13
  • Previous ASN 100 Rank 14
  • Youth Experience U-17, U-20

To many American supporters, Omar Gonzalez represents the future of the United States back line. He’s a force in the air. He’s calm on the ball. He’s a proven winner. And he has the sort of résumé that portends great things.

A standout at the University of Maryland, Gonzalez won the 2008 College Cup championship and was named a first team All-American. In 2009 the Los Angeles Galaxy drafted Gonzalez third overall and he justified the high pick, earning MLS Rookie of the Year honors. The following season he made his first MLS All-Star game and was named to the MLS Best XI team. Continuing this upward trajectory in 2011, Gonzalez was an all-star, made the Best XI, was named the league’s Defender of the Year, and won an MLS Cup.—JOHN GODFREY

Noteworthy Reads

Is LA's Championship Backline Set to Dominate Again? (MLSSoccer.com)
Gonzalez Still Open to Playing for El Tri (ESPN.com)
Galaxy's Gonzalez Named Defender of the Year (MLSSoccer.com)
AmericanSoccerNow.