Omar Gonzalez

United States Men's National Team

Dempsey, Brooks return to USMNT in squad for Guatemala qualifiers

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With a spot in the Hexagonal within reach, Jurgen Klinsmann has brought back some veteran players to the U.S. Men's National Team that will face Guatemala in a matter of days.

Clint Dempsey, John Brooks, and Alejandro Bedoya are among the players returning tothe U.S. picture as part of a 26-man squad that Klinsmann has called in for a pair of World Cup Qualifiers vs.

Bedoya, Wood among those making case for return to USMNT

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The U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup qualifying double-header with Guatemala is just around the corner, and several players are seemingly reaching top form at just the right time.

USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann pointed to the recent goalscoring exploitsof Alejandro Bedoya andBobby Woodas vital ahead of the pair of upcoming qualifiers.

Jurgen Klinsmann Announces USMNT 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Roster

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Klinsmann has whittled the United States' 35-man roster down to a 23-man roster as the USMNT begin their quest to the Final at Lincoln Financial Field.

USMNT manager Jürgen Klinsmann released the final 23-man roster for this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup. This roster is classic Klinsmann in that many of the selections make sense, while a few of the decisions leave you scratching your head.

What Changes

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Obligatory Zelalem tweet: Don't hype, might become hyperbole! Instead, give vague, "could be great, could be not" noise to the Twitterverse
— Andrea Canales (@soccercanales) December 30, 2014
It's not that I don't think Gedion Zelalem can't be a great player for the USMNT.

Why the Union fell short, USA faces Honduras tonight, beer deals, Garcia on FIFA transparency, more

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CSN has five reasons the Union failed. Daily News says state of Union reflection of Sakiewicz. USA hosts Honduras. MLS has new official beer. More.

Major League Soccer

Wounded LA Galaxy seeking revenge during 2016 MLS season

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The LA Galaxy are a wounded team. Coming off a season in which they were knocked from the Major League Soccer playoffs in the knockout round, the Galaxy are looking for redemption. Yet, the team's first attempt at revitalization, the CONCACAF Champions League, saw the Los Angeles outfit crash and burn to Mexico's Santos Laguna 4-0 on aggregate.

Wounded LA Galaxy seeking revenge during 2016 MLS season

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The LA Galaxy are a wounded team. Coming off a season in which they were knocked from the Major League Soccer playoffs in the knockout round, the Galaxy are looking for redemption. Yet, the team's first attempt at revitalization, the CONCACAF Champions League, saw the Los Angeles outfit crash and burn to Mexico's Santos Laguna 4-0 on aggregate.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-11-16

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The draft is coming up quickly on Thursday. Check out some draft trivia and other news below.

USMNT Watch: Omar Gonzalez Impresses in Pachuca Debut | Bleacher Report:
It's a USMNT rundown headlined by Omar Gonzalez making his debut for Pachuca. Gonzalez netted an assist on Pachuca's only goal in their 1-1 tie with Club Tijuana.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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For a trio of Americans, the successes of MLS are in the rearview mirror. The current focus lies strictlyon trying to make an impact in Liga MX.

The first few weeks of the MLS offseason saw a handful of players move south of the border to Mexico, and now those new members of the Americans Abroad contingent will attempt to make their respective debuts for their new clubs.

SBI's top five MLS storylines from 2015

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The 2015 MLS season was one to remember, as two new teams in New York City FC and Orlando City FC joined the fray, and many talented individuals strutted their stuff throughout the season.

Many storylines arose from the off-the-field and on-the-field moments, but some were more intriguing than others.

Major Link Soccer: The Mexican Migration

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Everyone from MLS is off to Liga MX. An American group wants to buy Everton. And merry Christmas!

Seattle

I don't know what an Arrow Liver is, and I refuse to find out, but here is a great interview with Seattle Reign's (currently Western Sydney Wanderers') midfielder Keelin Winters. I really hope her liver is OK.

US international Omar Gonzalez unveiled by new club Pachuca in Star Wars style

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United States international Omar Gonzalez was unveiled by his new club Pachuca in a bizarrely surprising Star Wars-themed press conference. Gonzalez cosplayed as Darth Vader as he was introduced as the Mexican club's latest signing, the defender moving from MLS outfit LA Galaxy.

Major Links: Preseason takes shape

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Mark January 22nd down on your calendar for a first look at the 2016 version of the Seattle Sounders.

Seattle

Choosing to return home to continue his career Leo Gonzalez signs with Herediano. The Costa Rican club was his first pro club for seven years before joining Muncipal then Seattle Sounders.

MLS’s rules and the Galaxy’s choices have landed Omar Gonzalez in Mexico

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United States international Omar Gonzalez has been transferred from Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy to Liga MX's Pachuca, the Galaxy announced on Wednesday. The move ends the defender's seven-year stay at the MLS club.

"We thank Omar for his contribution and dedication to this club throughout the past seven years," Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena said in a statement published by the club.

MLS’s rules and the Galaxy’s choices have landed Omar Gonzalez in Mexico

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United States international Omar Gonzalez has been transferred from Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy to Liga MX's Pachuca, the Galaxy announced on Wednesday. The move ends the defender's seven-year stay at the MLS club.

"We thank Omar for his contribution and dedication to this club throughout the past seven years," Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena said in a statement published by the club.

Major League Soccer releases fans' Starting XI, Commissioner's picks

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With Major League Soccer's fans voting and Commissioner Don Garber adding two more picks, it's up to Colorado Rapids manager Pablo Mastroeni to make sure players that had a good first half of the season actually get rewarded.

During the half of the United States vs. Panama Gold Cup match, the Major League Soccer Fans' Starting XI was released.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 16 of 2015 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 16 of the MLS season:

1. The LA Galaxy Are Back

The Galaxy got healthy. Robbie Keane, Robbie Rogers, AJ DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez – the band was back together in front of an unusually strong StubHub Center crowd on Saturday night, and the home team responded by drubbing the hapless Philadelphia Union 5-1.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 16 of 2015 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 16 of the MLS season:

1. The LA Galaxy Are Back

The Galaxy got healthy. Robbie Keane, Robbie Rogers, AJ DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez – the band was back together in front of an unusually strong StubHub Center crowd on Saturday night, and the home team responded by drubbing the hapless Philadelphia Union 5-1.

Omar Gonzalez interview: USMNT defender talks World Cup, LA Galaxy and Abby Wambach

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World Soccer Talk spoke with Omar Gonzalezthis week and discussedhis partnership with Pass the Love, Steven Gerrard, why he'd like to borrow Abby Wambach for the US Men's National team and more.

Here's the transcript of the exclusive interview:

Caitlin O'Connell (CO): So tell us about Pass the Love and how you got involved.

Omar Gonzalez interview: USMNT defender talks World Cup, LA Galaxy and Abby Wambach

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World Soccer Talk spoke with Omar Gonzalezthis week and discussedhis partnership with Pass the Love, Steven Gerrard, why he'd like to borrow Abby Wambach for the US Men's National team and more.

Here's the transcript of the exclusive interview:

Caitlin O'Connell (CO): So tell us about Pass the Love and how you got involved.

Winners of 2014 MLS Talk Awards Announced; Best Players, Podcasts, Blogs and More Recognized

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After two weeks of votingfrom more than 5,000 soccer fans, the winners of the 2014 MLS Talk Awardshave now been decided.

The inaugural MLS Talk Awards recognizes the best of the 2014 MLS season — everything from the blogs, podcasts and radio shows that fuel discussion about the league, to the best players, coaches and more.

Winners of 2014 MLS Talk Awards Announced; Best Players, Podcasts, Blogs and More Recognized

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After two weeks of votingfrom more than 5,000 soccer fans, the winners of the 2014 MLS Talk Awardshave now been decided.

The inaugural MLS Talk Awards recognizes the best of the 2014 MLS season — everything from the blogs, podcasts and radio shows that fuel discussion about the league, to the best players, coaches and more.

Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Preview: MLS’ Biggest Game of the Season So Far

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This is the ending Major League Soccer was dreaming of when they paired the LA Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders together for the final two weeks of the regular season.

Both teams were locked on 60 points with two games to play. The first game of the home and away series, played at LA Galaxy's stadium, was a tightly contested 2-2 draw that saw the Galaxy, with the league's best defense, give up a two goal lead.

3 Reasons the Sounders Will Win the 2014 Supporters’ Shield

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The Seattle Sounders, after their brilliant comeback in Los Angeles last weekend to earn a 2-2 draw with the Galaxy, need only a draw to win the Supporters' Shield this Saturday (live on NBC at 2:30pm ET).

It's a been a long, arduous journey for the Sounders, and they've already added one trophy to their cabinet this season.

Americans Abroad

Omar Gonzalez scores first Liga MX goal, saves Pachuca

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Pachuca was en route to dropping points to Pumas UNAM on Sunday, but an American centerback soared high to head home the equalizing effort.

Omar Gonzalez headed in the game-tying goal for Pachuca in the 88th minute, forcing a 1-1 tie on the road at Estadio Olímpico Universitario.

The 27-year-old U.

Gonzo Debut

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New Pachuca defender Omar Gonzalez enjoyed a solid first Liga MX match, including an assist on their 1-1 equalizer at Tijuana. Check it out... - Greg Seltzer

Omar Gonzalez introduced as Darth Vader at Pachuca

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Star Wars is all the rage these days. Everyone has the fever overthe battles a long time ago in a galaxy far, far way.

Omar Gonzalez included.

Gonzalez was introduced at Pachuca on Tuesday after completing his transfer from the LA Galaxy, and attended his press conference in a full Darth Vader outfit.

Brad Evans

Some Soccer News for Jan 5, 2016

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My dream from last night: Brek Shea was staying in a very fancy hotel and they didn't have any towels. The hotel didn't believe in towels.

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A conversation with Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani on the goals of the federation for 2016. By Daniel Squizzato of MLSsoccer.

USA vs. Haiti Gold Cup player ratings

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The US clinched its Gold Cup group last night with a 1-0 win over Haiti, but did little to soothe the fears surrounding this team after its first match against Honduras.

Here are the player ratings for both teams.

USA

Brad Guzan, 8 – Guzan looked every bit the part of international number one, making a big second half stop, commanding his area, and distributing well.

USA vs. Haiti Gold Cup player ratings

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The US clinched its Gold Cup group last night with a 1-0 win over Haiti, but did little to soothe the fears surrounding this team after its first match against Honduras.

Here are the player ratings for both teams.

USA

Brad Guzan, 8 – Guzan looked every bit the part of international number one, making a big second half stop, commanding his area, and distributing well.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 – 1 Los Angeles Galaxy* | Fotos

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Philadelphia Union

Opening schedule, Richter returns, more news

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Union's opening schedule for 2016 is a tough one. Bethlehem signs local lad Ryan Richter. Blatter says, "I've finished my work in football." More.

No Delort, Valdes saga continues, Mbolhi due to arrive on Sunday, Casey’s unfinished business, more news

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Union transfer target Andy Delort rejoins team in France. Valdes saga continues. Mbolhi expected to arrive in preseason camp on Sunday. Casey has unfinished business. More news.

LA Galaxy

Pachuca Disguise New Signing Omar Gonzalez As Darth Vader At Introductory Press Conference (Video)

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Not wishing to miss the chance to horn in on the Star Wars buzz, Mexican side Pachuca decided it would be a cracking idea to disguise new signing Omar Gonzalez as Darth Vader at his introductory mediaconference yesterday.

The defender had recently arrived from a galaxy far, far away LA Galaxy, to be precise and as such was unveiled to the press in fitting fashion.

Omar Gonzalez departs LA Galaxy for Pachuca

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Omar Gonzalez's seven-year stay with the LA Galaxy has come to an end.

The Galaxy announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Men's National Team center back has been transferred to Pachuca of Liga MX. As a result, Gonzalez departs the only professional club he has ever played for after making 180 regular season appearances.

clean sheet

Fantasy Focus: Just when you think you have all the answers, I change the Kljestans

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Gross

A score of 85 points led this week, as !n It Toux Wynne It crept closer to 2nd place in the table. Benny Feilhaber (SKC, $10.4) wore the armband and scored 18 points over two games with an assist. Bobby Burling (COL, $4.9) scored a goal and 13 points, while the KC duo of Tim Melia ($5.

Fantasy Focus: A-L-L-E-N and Bingham was his name-o

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Two men share the spoils.

With just a two-point edge over the next closest team, Look Ma, No Hands scored 97 points to lead the round, and no darlin' I don't dance. Captain Pedro Morales (VAN, $11.4) led the way with 28 points on a goal and an assist. Omar Gonzalez (LA, $9.7) scored 13 points with a clean sheet over two games, and Kei Kamara (CLB, $8.

The Rest

The Inexplicable: US Concedes to Guatemala 2-0

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If you've been following on Twitter, everything will sound identical for the past 3 years.

That said, here are 10 completely inexplicable things the US did last night that defy good coaching:

10) Edgar Castillo is an attack-minded leftback. DeAndre Yedlin has speed on the right. Geoff Cameron is your most trusted in possession at FB.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: What's your name, man? CRYSTAL DUNN.

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She scored a casual five goals for the USWNT against Puerto Rico last night.

Did everyone enjoy their snow day + (hopefully) day off? Awesome. Now enough about you, let's get to the soccer.

Crystal Dunn has night to remember as USWNT streamroll Puerto Rico | FOX Sports
Five goals like it ain't no thang.

Some Soccer News for Jan 25, 2016

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It's Day 25 of 2016.


Ventura Alvardo 1-4 Omar Gonzalez
-The two USA players went head to head on Saturday night and Pachuca went to the capital and cleaned house on America. Gonzalez had a good game, while Alvarao had a bad game. Pachuca's first goal was an Alvarado own goal, and the second started when Alvarado gave the ball away cheaply and was then not aggressive in tracking back to slow down attackers.