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Omar Gonzalez

  • DOB October 11, 1988
  • Age 28
  • Place of birth Dallas, Texas
  • POSITION Defender
  • HEIGHT 6'5"
  • WEIGHT 210
  • U.S. CAPS 33
  • CLUB Pachuca
  • TWITTER @omar4gonzalez (183K followers)
  • Current ASN 100 Rank 9
  • Previous ASN 100 Rank 12
  • Youth Experience U-17, U-20

When the Los Angeles Galaxy asked Omar Gonzalez to take a pay cut to accommodate a variety of roster moves, the six-foot-five Texas native demurred and eventually moved to Liga MX. It has worked out incredibly well for Gonzalez, who is now playing with confidence for both Pachuca and the U.S. men's national team. It appears that both John Brooks and Geoff Cameron are ahead of Gonzalez on the central defense depth chart, but the former University of Maryland star is nipping at their heels.

 

Noteworthy Reads

http://americansoccernow.com/articles/omar-gonzalez-to-asn-i-haven-t-missed-la-one-bit
http://insider.espn.go.com/sports/soccer/blog/_/name/us_national_soccer/id/7066709/omar-gonzalez-consider-playing-mexico
http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2011/11/09/galaxys-gonzalez-named-defender-year
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